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Kimberley is a small city in the east of the Northern Cape Province. It also happens to be the capital of this province. Despite its small size, Kimberley is historically significant and staying in one of the city's bed and breakfasts can make for an interesting few days.

The city is surrounded by flat plains which are occasionally interrupted by small hills (or "koppies", as they're known in South Africa). It is an arid region with low rainfall, very hot summers (December to March) and mild winters.

Historically speaking, Kimberley lies at the heart of the South African diamond industry. The city was initially developed because of alluvial diamond deposits found in the area. Later numerous mines were opened and the landscape was largely blighted. Today, one of Kimberley's greatest tourist attractions is what's known as The Big Hole - an old diamond mine which has since filled partially with water, leaving an interesting water-filled crater to behold. The Big Hole viewing deck is accessed via the Big Hole Museum, a fascinating place representing the townscape of Kimberley during the diamond rush period.

If you spend a few days in Kimberley, you should also be sure to take a look at the Pioneers of Aviation Museum. The museum premises were once the home of South Africa's first flying school, the same place where Africa's first female pilot earned her pilot's license. Another museum worth a visit is the Kimberley Transport Museum displaying old relics such as South Africa's first tram.

If museums don't get you ticking, Kimberley, like most regions of South Africa also offers one the opportunity to appreciate nature. Just north of Kimberley lies the Komfers Dam, a pan which is home to a breeding colony of lesser flamingos. The Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre has examples of rock art engravings (as opposed to the usual paintings) which are said to be the work of the San and their ancestors. A little further afield one can also visit the Mokala National Park among other reserves. Kimberley is small enough that the guest houses and hotels are close by to all of these attractions.

Kimberley is an understated city, but has much to offer the visitor.

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Langberg Guest Farm
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Old-world charm is a phrase that describes Langberg very accurately. The farm has a rich history dating back to 1870 and we strive to stay in close contact with these roots. Our comfortable and luxuri... Lees meer

 
Sundowner Lodge
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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... Lees meer

 
Hadida Guest House

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Hadida Guest House offers comfortable and private accommodation in fully equipped single/double and family units, in Kimberley, South Africa. We are conveniently situated in a quiet street, less than ... Lees meer

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Jungnickel Guesthouse

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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.... Lees meer

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Nightbreeze

Nightbreeze

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Experience the tranquility of the Northern Cape. Only 10 km from Kimberley and 160 km from Bloemfontein, this spot in the bush is close enough to city conveniences but just far enough in the bush for ... Lees meer

 
Mein Heim Estate

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Beautiful equestrian estate and guest farm only 12km from Kimberley in the Northern Cape. Relax in well equipped rooms in peaceful and quiet surroundings. We have 4 units, that are all self-catering. ... Lees meer

 
The Nook B&B

The Nook B&B

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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 Center, Virgin Active Gym, eating houses and t... Lees meer

 
Savoy Hotel Kimberley

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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 ... Lees meer

 
Bishops Lodge

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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... Lees meer

 
The Kimberley Club

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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... Lees meer

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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

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