Kimberley Accommodation

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... More Info

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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... More Info

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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. ... More Info

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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 ... More Info

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The Solomon is located in Kimberley's historic suburbs, 2 km from the city centre. Beautifully furnished self-catering accommodation with quality appointments. The Solomon is well situated for visitor... More Info

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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 ... More Info

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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.... More Info

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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 Centre, Virgin Active Gym, eating houses and t... More Info

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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... More Info

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Affortable and convenient for comfortable accommodation. An English breakfast is served to ensure you start your day on a high note. Boerekos can be served for dinner(per request) and a wonderful ... More Info

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Kimberley Reviews

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

Kimberley
Kimberley is well worth a visit! Historically speaking, a most interesting place and much to keep one busy. Good eateries and great shopping too!
- Louise Cloete

Kimberley
Kimberley is worth visiting. I did not see much of the town because of the nature of my visit. Am hoping to come back again as it is a tourist attraction.
- Busisiwe Sishuba

Kimberley
Lots to see
- John Moses