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TripAdvisor Reviews SUN1 Kimberley
Travel Blogs from Kimberley
... men came to stake their 30x30 foot claim and become rich. Eventually Cecil Rhodes and the De Beer Diamond Company bought out all the claims and controlled the 5 holes that created extreme wealth. Today, the Big Hole has essentially been turned into a museum, with the surrounding buildings maintained to show a thriving mining town. They are now going through all the mine tailings to check again for ...
... station -- about a 20 minute ride. We then took a taxi to our hotel. All in all, the transition went smoothly and was about $20 less expensive than paying the hotel transportation. Upon arrival at the hotel but, "what to our wondering eyes appeared but a HUGE mall thru the hotel's rear". We, of course, visited the mall after showers and found a ...
... in the Boer War. A relatively small band of farmers defended Kimberly from a large, well armed army of British. On the road out, we spotted Élan, Spring Bok, Sable and a Wart Hog with 3 little babies. Unfortunately, we could only spend 30 minutes at the battlefield but, it was a memorable experience none the less. Our last adventure of the day was dinner at the Kimberly Club. This ...
... 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 ...
... Bar and lounge car. Suites. Observation car. All very plush with carpets and veneered wood. And quiet. And smooth.
After nearly 10hrs travel across fairly flat featureless landscape arrive Kimberley. Where diamonds were discovered in the 19th century.
And at this point we'll have a little Victoria Wood sketch: Kimberley......I'm looking for me friend Kimberley. Have you seen her?
Anyway. Moving swiftly on.
As train is 45mins late arriving it's a whistle ...
Other places to stay in Kimberley
The Kimberley Big Hole, West Circular Road, Kimberley | 4 star hotelfrom $67
19 Old De Beers Road, Kimberley | 3 star hotelfrom $57
15 Yente Street, 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