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Things to do near Hopetown

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Kimberley Big Hole

Kimberley Big Hole

Galleries and Museums in Kimberley (122.9 km from Hopetown)

Visit the largest hand-dug excavation in the world, the famous Big Hole, and be transported back in time to the very beginning of Kimberley and the discovery of Diamonds. The Big Hole is a massive excavation, 214 meters deep with a surface area of 17 hectares and a perimeter of 1.6 km.

Philippolis Old Jail

Philippolis Old Jail

Popular Attractions in Philippolis (149.1 km from Hopetown)

Spend a peaceful night in jail! Sleep in an authentic cell featuring incredibly thick walls that are virtually sound proof. The sturdy solid wood and steel cell door is held together with 101 nuts and bolts. The Old Jail is situated in Justisie Street right on the upper edge of Philippolis. Behind the jail building is a walking trail through real...

Mokala National Park

Mokala National Park

Nature Reserves in Mokala National Park (57.8 km from Hopetown)

South Africa’s newest National Park is situated 80 km south-southwest of Kimberley, and west of the N12. Mokala's hilly landscape offers a variety of koppieveldand large open plains.

Strydenburg Reformed Church

Strydenburg Reformed Church

Galleries and Museums in Strydenburg (66.7 km from Hopetown)

Visit a National Monument built in 1897. The Reformed Church in Strydenburg (the town of strife) was started by a small group of parishioners who broke away from the Dutch Reformed Church in 1897. They founded their own church 50m away from the Dutch Reformed Church, and later they joined the Reformed Church.

Strydenburg Karoo Landscapes

Strydenburg Karoo Landscapes

Popular Attractions in Strydenburg (66.7 km from Hopetown)

All around the little town of Strydenburg are unexplored gravel country roads offering amazing views of the wide-open landscape. Small animals such as meerkats and jackals are often seen.

Strydenburg Pan

Strydenburg Pan

Dams Vleis in Strydenburg (66.7 km from Hopetown)

Strydenburg Pan is a dry lake on the outskirts of the village. After heavy rain, the pan fills up with water, often attracting flocks of flamingos.

Kriek Helicopters Kimberley

Kriek Helicopters Kimberley

Popular Attractions in Kimberley (120.7 km from Hopetown)

Do helicopter flights over the Big Hole or fly out to Mattanu Private Game Reserve for some helicopter game viewing, view the flamingos, Vaal River or Spitskop dam.

GWK Park

GWK Park

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Kimberley (121.4 km from Hopetown)

GWK Park the home of Griquas Rugby team. This rugby stadium is available for a host of events and can accommodate 10 000 spectators. Home to the provincial rugby team, and practice ground for the FC United Soccer team, the stadium boast an A and B field.

Diggers Memorial

Diggers Memorial

Galleries and Museums in Kimberley (122.5 km from Hopetown)

The Diggers' Memorial fountain in the Ernest Oppenheimer Gardens was erected in honour of diggers past and present. The gardens are a memorial to the late Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, a mining magnate who was the first mayor of Kimberley.

William Humphries Art Gallery

William Humphries Art Gallery

Galleries and Museums in Kimberley (123.2 km from Hopetown)

Opened in 1952, the William Humphries Art Gallery features many works, predominately from South African artists. Acting as a education and cultural centre, the gallery offers temporary exhibitions, art workshops, classes, workshops for unemployed women, video shows and concerts. Guided tours are available on request.

McGregor Museum

McGregor Museum

Galleries and Museums in Kimberley (123.2 km from Hopetown)

The McGregor Museum houses natural history and cultural history collections including a botanical herbarium, zoology collections, a history archive, ethnography collections, archaeology and rock art collections, physical anthropology, palaeontology and geology collections. Permanent and temporary exhibits reflect most of these fields in the museum...

Kimberley City Hall

Kimberley City Hall

Galleries and Museums in Kimberley (123.2 km from Hopetown)

The Kimberley City Hall was built in 1899 just before the start of the Anglo-Boer War. It reflects the influence of Neoclassical architecture in South Africa.

The Belgravia Historical Walk

The Belgravia Historical Walk

Hiking Trail in Kimberley (123.6 km from Hopetown)

Opulent lifestyles, famous people, unique architecture, entertaining anecdotes and gossip of years gone by, as well as the ambience of Kimberley's first exclusive residential suburb are what visitors doing the Belgravia Historical Walk will be exposed to. After all, what more can be expected of a walk that packs 30 of Kimberley's most historical...

De Beers Diamond Oval

De Beers Diamond Oval

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Cassandra (125.2 km from Hopetown)

Home to cricket team Griqualand West, De Beers Diamond Oval was formerly the De Beers Country Club and Kimberley Country Club. The 11 000-seater stadium hosted three matches during the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Doornkloof Nature Reserve

Doornkloof Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Colesberg (126.6 km from Hopetown)

Doornkloof Nature Reserve is situated on the south-eastern banks of the Vanderkloof Dam. The 9388-hectare reserve boasts kudu, eland, brown hyena, reedbuck, steenbok, duiker, bat-eared fox, aardvark and aardwolf. A myriad of bird species can be observed here. 10 km of the Seekoei River flows through the reserve. There are several hiking trails,...