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On the premises of one of South Africa's most known icon and tourism attractions - the Big Hole -...
On the premises of one of South Africa's most known icon and tourism attractions - the Big Hole - is the Guest Lodge and Pub.Today boast thirteen exclusive rooms all in the original old diamond houses inside the Big Hole Complex. All the rooms offer air-conditioning,
from R880
Sleeps 28 in 13 rooms

14 Reviews

Fancy Yellow Guest House is located in Kimberley, the capital of the Northern Cape Province....
Fancy Yellow Guest House is located in Kimberley, the capital of the Northern Cape Province. Kimberley is fondly known as the Diamond City, and has the Big Hole as the main attraction to tourists.
from R840

Guesthouses:Our wedding venue caters for up to 30 people. Each wedding is uniquely custom-made to...
Guesthouses:Our wedding venue caters for up to 30 people. Each wedding is uniquely custom-made to suit your needs and ideas.
from R910

5 Reviews

Experience the wealth and luxury of yesteryear at this historical property built in 1895. Our eight...
Experience the wealth and luxury of yesteryear at this historical property built in 1895. Our eight elegantly decorated rooms can accommodate up to 18 guests, and are all en-suite with either a bath or shower.
from R850

2 Reviews

Affordable luxury accommodation, some self-catering, we have 12 rooms all set in the garden, all...
Affordable luxury accommodation, some self-catering, we have 12 rooms all set in the garden, all en-suite. Bed and breakfast rates or simply room only. Close to Big Hole and other tourist attractions.
from R880

12 Reviews

McKala Guest House

from R680
McKala Guest House offers comfortable accommodation situated in Labram, a quiet suburb of...
McKala Guest House offers comfortable accommodation situated in Labram, a quiet suburb of Kimberley. It is close to shops, restaurants, the airport and various attractions.
from R680

The Royl Court Guesthouse, is situated in the sparkling city of Kimberley and provides a luxurious...
The Royl Court Guesthouse, is situated in the sparkling city of Kimberley and provides a luxurious Tuscan oasis, where you can be spoiled to your heart's content by your hosts, Monique and Attie Stander.
from R880
Sleeps 24 in 12 rooms

1 Review

Jungnickel Guesthouse is a beautiful Victorian House situated close to central business area, three...
Jungnickel Guesthouse is a beautiful Victorian House situated close to central business area, three hospitals, many restaurants and historical sites. We are walking distance from three hospitals, pharmacy, medical centre, a variety of restaurants and shops.
from R620
Sleeps 52 in 20 rooms

22 Reviews

Guesthouse 4 Carrington is a luxury guest house in the heart of Kimberley in the Northern Cape.
Guesthouse 4 Carrington is a luxury guest house in the heart of Kimberley in the Northern Cape.
from R750
Sleeps 18 in 7 rooms

41 Reviews

Estralita Guest House offers comfortable semi self-catering accommodation centrally located in the...
Estralita Guest House offers comfortable semi self-catering accommodation centrally located in the suburb of Albertynshof. The rooms are ideal for families, couples or business travellers looking to be near heart of Kimberley and its attractions.
from R580
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

2 Reviews

Boschendal 10 is a comfortable and welcoming guest house located in a quiet area of Royldene,...
Boschendal 10 is a comfortable and welcoming guest house located in a quiet area of Royldene, Kimberley. The guest house is conveniently located off the N12, just 5.3 km from the airport, 5 km from the CBD, and near to a large shopping mall.
from R664

Guesthouses:The property has a Tennis court.
Guesthouses:The property has a Tennis court.
from R795

4 Reviews

Edgerton House

from R710
In the historic suburb of Belgravia, opposite the McGregor Museum, is Edgerton House; a listed...
In the historic suburb of Belgravia, opposite the McGregor Museum, is Edgerton House; a listed Historical Home.
from R710
Sleeps 39 in 13 rooms

16 Reviews

Sundowner Lodge

from R600
Welcome to Sundowner Lodge where you can expect pampering at its best. Since the diamond rush,...
Welcome to Sundowner Lodge where you can expect pampering at its best. Since the diamond rush, discerning visitors to Kimberley have placed a high premium on service excellence which we keenly maintain. Sundowner Lodge is situated close to the city centre, on the N12, between Johannesburg and Cape Town.
from R600

1 Review

Agros Guest House

from R550
Guesthouses:The Big Hole continues to draw attention and has been converted into an open air museum...
Guesthouses:The Big Hole continues to draw attention and has been converted into an open air museum with a rather daring lookout point directly over the hole.
from R550
Sleeps 13 in 6 rooms

5 Reviews

Kimberley South Africa

Kimberley Guest House Accommodation
Kimberley's Big Hole
©South African Tourism

The most notable thing about Kimberley is a huge hole in the ground, but it’s not just any hole – it’s what’s left over after the removal of about three tons of diamonds. Measuring over a kilometre deep, with a surface area of 17ha, it’s the world’s largest hand-dug hole – a monument to the lengths (and depths) humans will go in search of wealth. The wild, vibrant and – no doubt – rather sleazy shanty town that arose around the diggings in the 1870s has been transformed, tarted up and reconstructed into a rather cutesy open air museum; complete with a bar, various merchants, homes and clubs.

Mining at the Big Hole, as it is rather prosaically known, ceased in 1914, but there are still a few active mines in the area, and you could do a contemporary mine tour to contrast with the Disneyesque Kimberley Mine Museum.

The saloon at Kimberley Mine Museum
©South African Tourism

An interesting (and admittedly pretty useless) piece of information is that the volcanic rock in which diamonds are found is called Kimberlite.

What’s interesting about Kimberley, historically, is that it’s the place where South Africa’s industrial revolution got under way. It was money from the easily worked Kimberley diamond fields that funded the rather more expensive gold mines of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg) and so laid the basis of the wealth of modern South Africa. So it’s not surprising that Kimberley is a fascinating cultural destination. A gentle historical walk in the city centre takes in a number of lovely old Victorian houses, a myriad art galleries, statues, monuments and a number of museums.

San rock engravings
©South African Tourism

There are also interesting battle sites dating back to the South African (Anglo-Boer) war and some beautiful rock art sites that exhibit the more unusual form of rock engraving, as opposed to painting.

Kimberley is situated on the N12, which branches off the N1 in the Karoo, offering an alternative route to Johannesburg from Cape Town, and it’s a good place to stop over for a day or two. There is a small airport.

Kimberley's Big Hole
©South African Tourism

The most notable thing about Kimberley is a huge hole in the ground, but it’s not just any hole – it’s what’s left over after the removal of about three tons of diamonds. Measuring over a kilometre...

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