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... station -- about a 20 minute ride. We then took a taxi to our hotel. All in all, the transition went smoothly and was about $20 less expensive than paying the hotel transportation. Upon arrival at the hotel but, "what to our wondering eyes appeared but a HUGE mall thru the hotel's rear". We, of course, visited the mall after showers and found a ...
... in the Boer War. A relatively small band of farmers defended Kimberly from a large, well armed army of British. On the road out, we spotted Élan, Spring Bok, Sable and a Wart Hog with 3 little babies. Unfortunately, we could only spend 30 minutes at the battlefield but, it was a memorable experience none the less. Our last adventure of the day was dinner at the Kimberly Club. This ...
Today started with Elsa bringing us a tray with fresh coffee, juice and biscuits -- in bed. No one has ever done this for either of us before so, it was a REAL treat. At 10am, Elsa drove us to visit The Big Hole. This is a very historic place in Kimberly as it is the first diamond mine and the town was established as a result. The open pit showed in the picture was dug by hand. Over time, as technology developed, they dug vertical shafts eventually down to 3200 meters ...
... lovely home. We just relaxed and got to know Elsa for a couple of hours until Leon came home. Leon suggested that we take a drive to see some "game". We went to the Rooifontein Farm -- a super large area where we drove around on dirt and grass paths. At first, we saw groups of Ostrich in the fields. Leon persevered and soon we began seeing ...
... the first find and was
pre-fabricated in England and shipped over. Some of the buildings
were a pub fitted out and playing “Roll out the barrel”, a garage
with the first car and a Jewish Hearse, a pawnbrokers, a bowling
alley, milliners complete with a pair of handmade knickers with a
sign saying any size available. In all a very interesting tour which
only took us 3 hours to get ...