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Travel Blogs from Kimberley
Francis felt just like Rivera.......she thought that she was going to Kimberly and see, find and maybe (if the credit card limit was big enough) splurge on good sized diamond earrings......sucker!!!! No, to Matt's relief and Francis' chagrine, no diamonds were to be found in this land by us. The prices are much higher than in the US...Matt is soooo …
... where I never saw anyone (they'd left the key out for me when I arrived, and I left early the next morning), and by 8am I was sitting in a minibus taxi.
Off the main bus routes, the only public transport that exist are these minibuses, usually decrepit Toyota HiAces or similar. They tend to go pretty much everywhere, and fast - often too fast, accidents are not unusual. The main disadvantages are ...
... 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 ...
... affect us.
The temperature outside was 33C.
On the way to Kimberley we had a refreshment stop halfway through.
When we arrived, we checked into our hotel and then went for a swim. We then drove through town and had supper at John Dory's. Where I tried sushi for the first time. I'm still not sure how I feel about it.
Kimberley is quite a quiet area but tomorrow we are planning to visit The Big Hole, made by diamond diggers. This holiday has been awesome.
... Cape (to Johannesburg via Kimberley). We passed through the scruffy little towns of Victoria West, Britstown and Hopetown. The road was now painfully straight surrounded by vast plains of nothingness. I was getting weary and there seemed to be no police about in the Northern Cape, so my foot hit the floor and we were now zooming along at 160-170kpm eating up the miles. Around 4.00pm the birds for some strange reason took to sitting on the road and only flying up at the last ...
Other places to stay in Kimberley
West Circular Road, Kimberley | 4 star hotelfrom $65
19 Old De Beers Road, Kimberley | 3 star hotelfrom $57
124 Dutoitspan Road, Kimberley | 3 star hotelfrom $52
N18 Main Road, Kimberley | Hotelfrom $29
35 Currey Street, Kimberley | Hotelfrom $83
120 Du Toitspan Road, Kimberley | 3 star hotelfrom $102