Travel Blogs from Kimberley
... on my gopro and i fancied something else besides lasange. On the way back we stopped in past stanford for a fill up on petrol. Seems to go down really quick once you hit about 1/4 of a tank left. Stopped in past one of the farm places and got a healthy breakfast even though it was lunch time and a Lime milkshake, they are the absolute boy! Third night in a row i had a nandos, this is gonna have to stop. Its getting out of ...
... to happen. If not for me, for all those here. I think I underestimated what a special thing these weekends are for these guys. And the exhaustion and the sore throat are worth it. These are the memories I'm going to take with me. These people and their love of God and the way they praise him. They're attitude to life and their appreciation. The way they are with each other, people who have rarely left their own townships yet meet new people and you would think ...
... off watching a
film about the mine and town and then went to see the hole itself.
The viewing platform had a roughly 20ft square hole cut in the centre
which was the size of 1 claim. Initially miners could only hold a
maximum of 3 claims, until Cecil Rhodes got the rules changed. From
here we went to the original head shaft for the mine, this has been
slightly adapted and we enter a new ...
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 ...
... 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
35 Currey Street, Kimberley | Hotelfrom $83
120 Du Toitspan Road, Kimberley | 3 star hotelfrom $102