Kimberley, capital city of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, is synonymous with diamonds. It’s home to the world’s largest diamond mine, ‘The Big Hole’ – which is visible from space! Today, the ‘City that Sparkles’ is popular with tourists and as a venue for business conferences. It’s also a great base for exploring the surrounding nature reserves and game farms.
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Kimberley’s diamond-drenched history dates back to 1866 when 15-year Erasmus Jacobs picked up a stone that turned out to be 23,25-carat diamond. About two years later the famous 83.5 carat ‘Star of Africa’ was discovered and the Kimberley Diamond Rush was on!
Modern-day Kimberley has a lot to offer its visitors. Apart from excellent hotels and all the modern amenities, Kimberley’s history is fascinating to explore. Take the historic tram and see the Big Hole, the Old Town and the Kimberley Mine Museum for a fascinating look at Kimberley’s past.
Visit the historic township of Galeshewe and the Sol Plaatjie Museum, and don’t forget to have a look at the Honoured Dead Memorial or fit in a visit to the William Humphreys Art Gallery. Make use of our convenient car hire in Kimberley and visit the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre outside town, where you can see more than 400 1,000 year-old rock engravings created by the Khwe San and Xun peoples.
Bird lovers must visit the Kamfers Dam wetland, which includes the largest breeding colony of lesser flamingo in Southern Africa. Wildlife enthusiasts will love Mokala National Park, just 80 km outside Kimberley.
Give Motolink car hire Kimberley a call now, and get exploring!