Protea Hotel Kimberley
Travel Blogs from Kimberley
After a very pleasant interlude at the Kimberly Club and luxuriating in 2 bubble baths, ( amazing how one suddenly realizes how privileged one is when what is usually an everyday occurrence becomes a luxury!) Lovely old establishment with so much history and wonderful photos and memorabilia on display, well worth a stopover.Got up early ( no **** Sherlock) had breakfast and were on the road again by 7.45. No sooner were we ...
... some extras, plus offered to give us a tour of the Vaal River prospecting mining sites that were still in use around the village of Barkly West. He was one of those rare people who are genuinely interested in what we were doing. After we had unpacked, we jumped in his new huge Land Rover and off we went down to the edge of the River Vaal. Paul just drove his vehicle over everything, sand, boulders etc etc. He were able to get a great idea of what was ...
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 ...
... country to the Garden Route along the coast. Dusty and dirty, all the buildings seemed to be falling apart. Found a hotel (no hostels here) in the centre - fraying carpets, holes in the sheets, but at least it was clean.
Kimberley is at heart a mining town. It was here that the South African diamond industry really took off (De Beers still mine here), originally hundreds of individual fortune-seekers claiming ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility