Kimberley is a historical city which is significantly linked to the discovery and the mining of diamonds since the 1860s.
Being such a historical city, Kimberley is home to famous museums and moments where you can explore the history of the area. These include the Big Hole, the McGregor Museum, the William Humphreys Art Gallery and many other monuments. Kimberley is also known for its railway industry that was vital to the transportation of goods as mining flourished rapidly. There is a tram that operates on a daily basis that carries visitors from the city hall to the Big Hole and the Kimberley Mine Museum. The city is located very close to some of South Africa’s notable national parks such as the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, the Kalahari Gemsboks National Parks and more.
Located in the vicinity of the confluence of the Vaal and Oranges Rivers as well as the Kamfers Dam, Kimberly is one destination where good watersports can be enjoyed. At the Kamfers Dam, flamingos can be spotted as the wetlands near the dam provide a good breeding ground. The city is very popular with international and local tourists as accommodation in Kimberley is budget friendly. Book in one of the guest houses, bed and breakfast and lodges Kimberley has to offer and enjoy a holiday of a lifetime.