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Kimberley, was founded arround a big hole about 800m deep when diamond diggers and about 30000 workers excavated the diamond pipe during the late 19th century.

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Kimberley Map


 
Duggan Cronin Gallery

Art galleries


A unique collection of photographs of tribes taken in the 1920s and 1930s before many aspects of traditional life were lost can be found at the Duggan Cronin Gallery.


 
Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Gardens and Diggers Fountain

Historical places


The five diggers represent the five diamond mines of Kimberley and the statue honours the contribution that all diamond diggers made to the development of Kimberley.


 
Flamingo casino

Casino's


The intoxicating era of the Diamond Rush has returned to Kimberley with the advent of the Flamingo Casino. It is a renaissance celebration of the turn-of-the-century style and romance of this Victorian age.


 
Gum Tree Lodge

Backpackers


Gum Tree Lodge, with 200 beds, accommodates thousands of visitors to the Diamond Fields each year.


 
Honoured Dead Memorial

Monuments and Memorials


The Honored Dead Memorial is one of the first things visitors will see when coming into Kimberley from the airport. Designed by Sir Herbert Baker, it commemorates those who died in the siege of Kimberley during the Boer War


 
Kamfers Dam

Lakes & dams


The dam has become a major breeding site for Lesser Flamingos since construction of an artificial island


 
Kimberley Golf Club

Golf Courses


The only disappointment which this club could possibly be accused of setting before members and visitors is the fact that although this is Kimberley, the holes aren't any bigger.


 
Kimberley Mine Museum

Museums


Retrace the lives of the rough-and-ready diggers who made it all happen. Or experience life in Kimberley as it must have been during the diamond-rush days when races, lotteries, pubs and ballrooms made the town a very bright place indeed.


 
Kriek Helicopters

Helicopter flips


Experience professional game capture, catch a ride with the helicopter while wild animals are being darting during a normal game capture operation.


 
Magersfontein Battlefield

Historical places


The Highland Brigade fought valiantly but was driven back by Boer rifle fire and its own shellfire. By mid-morning the Brigade was pinned down and unable to move despite reinforcement by the Gordon Highlanders.


 
McGregor Museum

Museums


Museum has gone from strength to strength under a number of directors and has made important contributions to the ecological and historical knowledge of the Northern Cape.


 
Memorial to Sister Henrietta Stockdale

Monuments and Memorials


Sister Henrietta first went across to Kimberley in the winter of 1876, working as district nurse in the mining camps, and then at Kimberley’s new Carnarvon Hospital.


 
Memorial to the Pioneers of Aviation

Monuments and Memorials


The birthplace of the South African Air Force. It is a reconstruction of the hangar, with a replica of the Compton Paterson bi-plane used in flight training. Just past the airport on the way to Magersfontein.


 
Mokala National Park

National Parks


Mokala National Park is a breathtaking and undiscovered wilderness area and South Africa national park, and home to a myriad of bird, plant and animal life.


 
The Big Hole, Kimberley

Historical places


150 years ago, the site of the Big Hole was a featureless, flat-topped hill. Then word spread that diamonds had been discovered.


 
Wildebeest Kuil

Historical places


About 16 km on the R31 to Barkly West on the outs k i r ts of Kimberley is a community based public rock art project, the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre.


 
William Humphreys Art Gallery

Art galleries


The William Humphreys Art Gallery, situated in Kimberley's Civic Centre, is considered one of the finest art museums in South Africa.


 


 

   

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