Jan Kempdorp Places of Interest

Jan Kempdorp is situated in Diamond Fields, in the Northern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN/AROUND Jan Kempdorp

Benfontein Nature Reserve

Benfontein Nature Reserve, which lies near Kimberley in the Northern Cape, roughly 430km from Johannesburg, is the one place in the country where you can see Africa's smallest cat - the black-footed cat. But ...

Diamond Route

The motive for the route's design is to rehabilitate and conserve six hectares of land for every hectare the company mines, as a way to redress the balance between the use of natural resources and sustaining ...

Northern Cape Wine Estates

With a completely different climate to the Cape Winelands, the Northern Cape produces a number of ranges of wines that boast unique flavours. The wine farms in the east have soils with a higher natural acid ...

... and little further afield

Cenotaph

The Cenotaph on Du Toitspan Road is a memorial to 400 of Kimberley’s men who died in the Great War (World War I) between 1914 and 1918. Designed by the local architect and artist William Timlin, it was ...

Diggers' Memorial

The Diggers’ Memorial depicts five life-sized miners holding up a diamond sieve, high above their heads. Their strength and power is seen as they work hard under the weight of the sieve. This is a working ...

Kamfers Dam

Kamfers Dam is particularly significant for its being one of the very few breeding sites for the Lesser Flamingo, which is smaller and paler than its contemporaries. These beautiful birds can be seen in their ...

Kimberley Golf Club

With its famous 'Big Hole' where adventurous prospectors dug for diamonds, the town of Kimberley is steeped in history - and so too is the Kimberley Golf Club, which was established way back in 1890. Many ...

Kimberley Mine Museum

Situated next to The Big Hole, this open-air museum (one of the finest in the world) depicts Kimberley in its Victorian heyday during the diamond rush. It incorporates shops and houses, a church, diggers' ...

Lodge Road

One of the most historically-rich roads in Belgravia, Lodge Road is filled with Victorian houses that are not only beautiful to look at, but incredibly interesting as well. Kimberley’s emergence dates back to ...

Mokala National Park

Mokala is South Africa’s newest National Park, situated approximately 80km south-southwest of Kimberley, and west of the N12 freeway to Cape Town. Nestled in the hills, Mokala's landscape boasts a variety of ...

St Cyprian's Anglican Cathedral

This understated old parish dates back to 1871 when the congregation met in diggers' camps in the nearby New Rush on the Diamond Fields, later called Kimberley. Before long parishioners were meeting in a tin ...

The Big Hole

Kimberley developed around this huge hole in the ground, formerly a small hill known as Colesberg Koppie, where diamonds were discovered early in 1871. An observation platform provides a good view of the Big ...

Vaal-Harts Dam

The rather stodgy name of Vaal-Harts Storage Weir may explain why the Vaal-harts Dam is not high on the agenda for visitors. It is true that its sole purpose is to divert water from the Vaal River, after which ...

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