Attractions IN Kimberley

Nature Reserves

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 you will have to do your sightings at night as ...

Landmarks / Memorials

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 ...

Popular Tourist Routes

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 the ecosystem. Combined the route makes up ...

Memorials

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 fountain, situated in the heart of the Ernest ...

Game Farms / Game Parks / Game Reserves / Nature Reserves

Dronfield Nature Reserve

Lying just off the N12, a mere 10km north of Kimberley, Dronfield Nature Reserve is on the De Beers Diamond Route. The game farm is a favourite with families who stay in the reserve whilst taking in other Kimberley, and surrounds, highlights - like the ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Jasper Solar Farm

When it came online in late 2014 the Jasper solar farm, near Kimberley, was considered the largest solar project in operation on the continent of Africa. It was also the first renewable energy investment in Africa by search engine giant ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Nature Reserves

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 tens of thousands as they feed and breed in ...

Golf Courses

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 famous names have played at the club. 1890 was ...

Heritage Routes / Landmarks / Memorials

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 the diamond ...

Golf Courses

Magersfontein Memorial Golf Course

Magersfontein is situated near Kimberley in the Northern Cape Province and is known primarily for the Battle of Magersfontein, which was fought between the British and the Boers in 1899. However, it is also known (particularly amongst keen golfers) ...

Game Reserves / National Parks

Mokala National Park

Mokala is one of South Africa’s newest National Parks, 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 koppieveld (hills) and large open ...

National Monuments

Nooitgedacht Glacial Pavements

The scour marks on rock at Nooitgedacht farm, just outside Kimberley, were eroded by glaciers 290 million years ago. Back then the continents looked nothing like they do today. This belt of the Northern Cape, which stretches ...

Landmarks / Religious

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 shanty, a wood and iron church, in Jones ...

Museums / National Monuments

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 Hole, about 365 m deep and covering an ...

Attractions AROUND Kimberley

Wine Estates

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 content and a lower pH level, which results in ...

Archaeological / Landmarks

Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre

More than a thousand years ago, the area that is now known as the Northern Cape Province was home to indigenous San tribes (also known as Bushmen). A core part of their culture was the rock art that they left ...

... and a little further afield

Museums

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' tavern, Barney Barnato's Boxing Academy, and the ...

Lakes / Dams

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 it is named, to the Vaal-Harts government ...

Kimberley as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Barkly West, Campbell, Douglas, Hartswater, Jan Kempdorp, Warrenton

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