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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 …
My friend Harm (who works too hard in my opinion and looks a bit like Moses with that beard) is in Kimberley, so I decided to go and visit him since he never visits me. We started in the courtyard of the Halfway House Hotel at around 2 pm ..... and stopped 11 hours later. The way I see it, we skipped at least 5 "get together s" in the last year so we added them all together ... end to end. I heard the sun come up this morning (Saturday 5 ...
Today we travelled from Bloemfontein to Kimberly via the Afrikaaner Museum. Quite an interesting museum all about the concentration camps created by the British during the Boer War. No pictures are allowed to be taken in the museum, which was quite a shame as many of the exhibits were not labeled and it would have been nice to research them later on. Our next stop was at the Kimberly Mine ...
... 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 ...
... of the hole. Also the entrancing colour of the water at bottom of the pit, it was a sort of emerald green colour. During that viewing our tour guide told us that the Hole was in fact 215m deep! She then took us down a mine to show us the conditions and what happened down there. We then walked into a huge room with real diamonds and lots off information. We then returned to the hotel to get dressed ...
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