Travel Blogs from Kimberley
... shower we called everyone together to celebrate Max and Masande's birthdays. Max turning 7 of course and Masande turning 12. We sung and then devoured the massive birthday cake Emma and I had jointly bought them, plus the 2 large chocolate cakes and dozens of cupcakes Vester had specially made. Then we relaxed in the nice hall playing card games and making loom bands. It's now dinner time and we're about to enjoy another meal together. I'm so glad this weekend ...
... 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 ...
Driving onto the town of Kimberley. We spotted lots of Vervet monkeys scrounging by the
roadside. The countryside is very open with no trees and lots of flat topped hills in the distance. We also spotted another English Boer war Blockhouse. Eventually we arrived at the Big Hole campsite and settled down for the ...
... and 9 other industrial raw water users. Vaalharts Water Scheme is in operation for 75 years this year. Huge farms in the Jan Kempsdorp and harts water area ,still looking good and very impressive. 40 km from Mahikeng ( new name for Mafikeng ) and the signs that say "Dis mos mielies " aren't kidding.,maize fields as far as the eye can see! Libertas Guest House is really nice and we were warmly welcomed by Doreen ...
... 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 ...
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
120 Du Toitspan Road, Kimberley | 3 star hotelfrom $102
35 Currey Street, Kimberley | Hotelfrom $83