Travel Blogs from Kimberley
... we arrived very early. Our room/cottage was ready and has proved to be most comfortable and Anna and Lettie did our washing and ironing for us to boot. Did our last minute shopping at Woolworths ( yes they have a great one here) but we failed to find a well stocked bottle store??? Will have to get our beer and mixers in Botswana later today. From Pete. Get out and buy shares in BP quickly. Their sales will ...
... through Stellenbosch and all the wineries on the gently slopping hills until the N1 and Wellington, where we turned North East.
The road here climbed up through the Huguenot Mountains and into a long tunnel and finally out into a memorable and dramatic gorge. The scenery here was spectacular with the peaks and the fruit farms in the valleys below. However all too soon we left this area and entered flat desolate bush land. This scenery 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 ...
Other places to stay in Kimberley
West Circular Road, Kimberley | 4 star hotelfrom $67
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