Independent, impartial reviews of Kimberley from SafariNow users
Better site seeing facilities at Big Hole since previous visit (1995).
08 April 2013
Kimberley is a must for all South African scholars to visit. It has a rich history and some great examples of Victorian architecture.
03 April 2013
12 March 2013
The amenities and facilities around theBig Hole has been vastly improved since 2005. It makes a visit to Kimberley so much more attractive. What a pity the tram does not run through the city. Difficult to understand this as all the possibilities for this are there - the rail as well as the overhead power supply. This will be a further attaction to Kimberley.
27 February 2013
visit the big hole and some museums,
for the rest nothing interesting
18 February 2013
Richard Lyle Barlow
Much has been done to the area of the "big Hole" since my last visit in 2006. This area is a must see - especially for historians.
16 February 2013
Kimberley is a wonderful historical town with amazing history just a pity after Christmas alot of places close and that info supplied by tourist info centre was not all accurate. Not really a town for families with young children as not much for kids to do. Would love to be able to view flamingoes closer from a viewpoint. The Big Hole etc. And museums etc well worth a visit and so is Mokala National Park.
07 January 2013
Jean Von Loggenburg
We loved Kimberley. People are friendly and courteous. We had an awesome day at the "Big Hole" and enjoyable stay at Carrington Lodge. The tram ride was great fun. After a hot day, we popped into the Kimberley Club for cold draughts and staff were friendly and helpful. Kimberley has a huge amount of history. Unfortunately, we did not have time to visit museums. Go Kimberley Go!
30 December 2012
Our guide was very knowledgable about the San and the local rock art and spared no effort to answer all our questions. The Gallery staff were very proud of their excellent collection.
21 December 2012
POTHOLES, POTHOLES and more POTHOLES. Aggressive people pushing in supermarkets and aggressive behaviour on the road! Badly marked roads....
18 September 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Kimberley. The Big hole and the renovated environment is most interesting and clean. The citizens are friendly and most helpful. Dr Marie Nel.
11 September 2012
Cornelis van Schalkwyk
Good day. I staid over in Kimberley 2 weeks ago and only had an opportunity available to make arrangements for staying whilst enroute.
Safari now was able to assist me and thus accomodation turned out to be wonderful, price perfect and warm (apart from the winter chill) referreing to the welcome.
I was only able to experience Kimberley from around 16:00 in the afternoon but was very impressed as to the amount of shopping centres available as well as all the ammentities.
I was enduring a spout of Bhronco Pneumonia whilst there and was quickly and effeiciently assisted at the Kimblerey Medi Clinic.
My business meetings went well and it was a truly sad situation that I had to depart the next day but was greeted with one of the most beautiful sunrises I have evenr seen.
i have travelled a lot and the sunrise over Kimberley I will gladly compare with the surise you see whilst in Singapore.
21 August 2012
What a wonderful growing town!!! Hope to see the promise of an university becoming a reality !! Thank you to Wildeklawer for introducing Kimberley to the whole country by means of rugby and netball!!! Just love it sosososososo much
20 August 2012
You might not find diamonds but the town is a true gem to be explore.We had a farm stay for 2 nights in December and wanted to show our children the history behind the town.
Our accommodation was great value and everything we saw and experienced was a treat for the children.The history at the big hole was educational and the guides well informed.
C Lodewyks. Stellenbosch
20 August 2012
Peaceful historic city in the heart of South Africa.
17 August 2012
Directions in city very confusing.
01 August 2012
Enjoyed and lots to see, needs at least a week to view all.
16 July 2012
Hennie Van Niekerk
The Big Hole Museum complex is well maintained and worth a visit. We went on a guided tour which was very informative and interesting. Shopping malls in close vicinity.
22 June 2012
We were on a business trip.
12 June 2012
We have entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy shopping at the beautiful Malls with lots of restaurants, clothing shops, entertaining shops etc. Enjoy a trip on the tram through Kimberley. Visit the lion farm on the Boshoff Road out of town. Follow the old war trail and visit the museums. Take a trip on the water with a vlot at Barclay West. Enjoy the Ghost trail with friends.
01 June 2012
Lovely little historic and interesting place.
05 April 2012
Visited the big hole. Excellent!
19 March 2012
The attractions, such as the museums, are well signposted. You need more than a day to see all there is.
14 February 2012
We met the most friendly people in Kimberley. It's an extremely clean city, and a great place to visit for historical background. We were pleasantly surprised to find that we weren't accosted at traffic lights and stop streets by beggars; it made a really nice change!
23 January 2012
We did not have time to visit much in Kimberley but we did visit the Big Hole which we found very interesting.
10 January 2012
Convenient stop-over returning from Mossel Bay/George. N12 relatively quiet - and in good condition - compared with N1 over holiday period.
06 January 2012
Full of interesting sights and museums.
19 December 2011
We enjoyed the Big Hole and the K Club. We would have liked to spend more time in Kimberley and recommend you visit for a few days.
28 November 2011
Kimberley is a small town. The language barrier was my biggest concern because I’m not accustomed to either Setswana or Afrikaans spoken in the area. The sights were very interesting and helped build my knowledge on the history of SA. Accommodation was easy to find, although one needed to be very careful regarding the quality of the places you went to. Finding a good spa was a bit of a task, but overall I was pleased with the visit.
05 September 2011