Accommodation near Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Gardens

The Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Gardens are situted in Gariep, Kimberley in the Northern Cape.

The Gardens memorialise the late Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, diamond magnate and the first elected mayor of the municipality of the city of Kimberley when Beaconsfield and Kimberley were combined into a city in 1912. Sir Oppenheimer was also the founder of the global Anglo American Corporation.

One of the most popular attractions at the gardens is the Miners Memorial, or Diggers Fountain, which was built to honour past and present digger who pioneered for the diamond industry in South Africa. The statue was designed by Herman Wald and portrays five life-sized diggers, holding a diamond sieve. Each of the five figures represents one of Kimberley's five Big Diamond Pipes.

These pipes are the Kimberley Mine, De Beers Mine, Bultfontein Mine, du Toitspan Mine and Wesselton Mine.

Many see the The presence of such a fountain in the dry mining city as a symbol of hard work, economic success and good government.

A marble bust of Sir Ernest Oppenheimer's torso gazes out over the fountains and over a beautiful rose garden situated at the memorial site.

The gardens play host to several outdoor events and festivals are a popular tourist attraction in Kimberley.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
 
The Kimberley Club
0.2 km

From R488 pps


If you are touring South Africa and would like to tour Kimberley and visit the birth place of Harry Oppenheimer, the Kimberley big hole and Kimberley mine museum, and many other local historical attra... More Info

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Jungnickel Guesthouse
0.4 km

From R990* unit


Jungnickel guesthouse is a turn of the century Victorian House restored to perfection with 7 luxurious en-suite bedrooms. Our rooms have private entrances, coffee making facilities, DSTV and air cons.... More Info

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Savoy Hotel Kimberley
0.6 km

From R483 pps


The Savoy Hotel & Conference Centre, was established in 1892 and is one of the oldest and most enchanting hotels in Kimberley. The Savoy is conveniently located in the heart of Kimberley close to ... More Info

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Sundowner Lodge
0.8 km

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From R500 pps


Sundowner Lodge - You are welcome. Ever since Kimberley's diamond rush days, discerned visitors to the Diamond Fields placed a high premium on excellent accommodation and pampering service. Sundown... More Info

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Bishops Lodge
0.8 km

From R890* unit


The unique design features twelve north-facing luxury suites and one bachelor apartment. A full suite comprises a bedroom with double bed and full en-suite bathroom and a comfortable sitting room w... More Info

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Belgravia B&B
0.9 km

From R400 pps


The Victorian style home (built in 1902) with wooden floors and verandah is set in a leafy garden that exudes a sense of peaceful tranquility and repose. The guesthouse is situated in the heart of Bel... More Info

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Halfway House Hotel
1.2 km

From R799* unit


The Halfway House Hotel, in Kimberley, is situated on the Belgravia historic route. We offer guests and tourists visiting the "Diamond City" a combination of style and comfort in a relaxed atmosphere.... More Info

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Mc Kala Guest House
1.2 km

From R315 pps


McKala is a luxury and tranquil guest house situated in the place known as the Diamond City of the Northern Cape Province, Kimberley, very well situated with nearby access to malls, hospitals, airport... More Info

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The Nook B&B
1.3 km

From R425 pps


The Nook B&B offers the very best in B&B accommodation in a relaxing tranquil garden environment at reasonable rates. Within walking distance to the City Centre, Virgin Active Gym, eating houses and t... More Info

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Ubuntu Guest House
1.4 km

From R400 pps


Ubuntu is conveniently situated in the tranquil suburb of Ernestville, a quiet and gentle place to ease the mind, body and soul - surrounded by beautiful trees with a view of De Beers Farm. Why just w... More Info

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Kimberley
Kimberley is a city with a great historical attraction
- Koos Barkhuizen

Kimberley
Kimberley was great and loved that we could stay out of the city in such a lovely place. Big Hole was amazing.
- Jo Goddard

Kimberley
My last visit to Kimberly was 1989. The "Big Hole" viewing has improved no end with the new Diamond Big Hole museum and the old street which is also lit at night giving a very authentic feel to that era of time. I suggest a two day stay will cover the prominent sights including the McGregor museum and the Magersfontein Battle fields.
- Heather Darby

Kimberley
Nice to see things happening in my old home town!
- Sanita Welgemoed

Kimberley
Wonderful place, warm friendly people. I will definitely visit Kimberley again.
- Maggie Grootboom