Savoy Hotel and Conference Centre
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... and the actual big hole has not been depleted. It is now more productive to mine in Botswana, but they may reopen this at a later date. In the meantime, the hole is filled with water to stabilize the land. We had a fantastic local guide to share the stories of the diamond boom and the challenges Kimberley now faces. We were greeted at the train station with sparkling wine, then enjoyed another lovely ...
Today is a travel day and an afternoon of rest. Our flight left Kimberly at 8:25am. We haven't flown a turboprop in a number of years. The ride to Johannasburg was smooth and uneventful. If/when we visit Kimberly again, we will look into taking the train from/to Johannsburg. From O R Tambo airport, we took the relatively new "Gautrain" to ...
Today began as yesterday. Elsa and Leon brought coffee, juice and snack to the room before Leon left for work. I spent an hour trying to catch up with the blog. If I let it go for a day, it will probably just fade into the woodwork. After breakfast we drove about 10 miles to the Tarentaalrand Animal Farm. This place consists of an area which contained a variety of animals like monkeys and ...
... shafts under the pit to actually mine the diamonds. We saw a movie depicting the history of the Hole and the town and then took a tour which included going thru a simulated mine shaft complete with explosions and other noise (a la Disney) and swing the different types, colors and cuts of diamonds. The highlight was going into a room sized vault where a number of real diamonds were displayed. They also built a full model of early Kimberly where you could walk 3 or 4 blocks ...
... We then stopped by The Halfway House Pub and had a few wines. We were joined by their good friend Johan and shared stories and laughs. When we returned home, we had a Braae (barbecue) and listened to Elvis. Their son Leon cooked the Braae which consisted of lamb chops (skaapchops) and sausage (boerewore). The meat was excellent and a good time was had by ...