Diamond Lodge

124 Dutoitspan Road, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kimberley

Off the backpacker trail

A travel blog entry by stevehumphreys

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... x 8m square of ground to dig. Over the years the mine transformed what used to be a small hill into a large hole in the ground (known as The Big Hole), over 200m deep and completely dug by hand, no mechanized equipment at all. Pretty incredible to see, and an interesting museum alongside.

Outside of the Big Hole, though, there wasn't a great deal to see in town, so the next day I headed back to Bloemfontein.
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Day 3

A travel blog entry by conocol

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... the Kimberley Club has a very specific dress code. We had some scrumptious meals with Finlay gobbling down 3 desserts. We then returned to the Hotel. Fin and I then went to the hotel's Fitness Studio, where we had a good workout. Afterwards we went swimming and played some very fun games. We then went back to our room we we then watched the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Today was a very fun day and I really enjoyed ...

Day 2

A travel blog entry by conocol

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Hello Everyone

The drive from Beaufort West to Kimberley was further than the previous one but was more pleasant. The drive was 500km! Fin and I watched two movies, which included R.I.P.D. and Madagascar 3.
While we were driving I was struck by the sheer vastness of the Karoo. There were numerous livestock, mainly sheep, in the Karoo and it was very interesting to watch the landscape go by. We saw two veld fires along the way, in the distance, but luckily they ...

Day 39 - Chasing The Mirage.

A travel blog entry by simonannals

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Monday 11th November 2013 Had a decent night sleep which was surprising because I woke up several times thinking I was falling off a cliff. We had an early breakfast of just toast and yoghurt, said goodbye to Johann & Lee, then set off at 7.50am. We got on to the N1 and headed north out of Cape Town. The next 100 miles or so took us through the wine regions of Paarl and Huguenot. Cracking scenery, particularly if you like vineyards and mountains. This changed after Laingsburg where ...

Shine bright like a diamond

A travel blog entry by touring-taurean

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... places. Enroute he landed at Kimberley and got a job at the local paper in town. Met a girl. Married. And never set foot in Brasil.

None of the usual scrum for dinner. A refreshing change. First sitting has been taken in full by the Japanese. If it's not Canadians. It's those pesky Japs. At least this allows time to have a bath. On a train. Can't remember the last time I had a bath. Shower daily just in case you're wondering. Double the novelty. A bath. And a bath on a train. ...

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