Containing missionary Robert Moffat’s personal
copy of his SeTswana translation of the Bible, the library is a rich
repository of books, manuscripts and photographs portraying life in the
Northern Cape. Tel: +27 (0)53 830 6247.
The original Museum
was built in 1907 in memory of Alexander McGregor, a former mayor.
Today, as a satellite of the McGregor Museum, it houses new displays
on Kimberley’s suburban and township development. Tel: +27 (0)53 839
Taste the Kimberley’s romantic and glamorous past by taking a walk through Belgravia. Contact: +27 (0)82 963 6657.
Book the world’s only underground tour of a
working diamond mine. Visits must be pre-booked. Tel: +27 (0)53 842
Is well stocked with herds of eland,
gemsbok, blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, zebra, giraffe, kudu,
sable antelope and a wide range of resident bird life and overnight
accommodation. Contact +27(0)53 839 4455.
This Irish man, with his assistant Richard
Madela by his side, travelled the length and breadth of the country
photographing the lives of indigenous people. Contact: +27 (0)53 839
Designed by Sir Herbert Baker and built at CJ Rhodes’ behest to honour those who died defending Kimberley during The Siege. ‘Long Cecil’, is mounted on the stylobate surrounded by shells from the Boer ‘Long Tom’.
The shivering facts and fallacies about ghostly visitations are packed in a fun and entertaining guided ghost trail.
Contact: +27 (0)82 572 0065.
learn more about the oldest
township in the country, visit local artists and enjoy a taste of the local cuisine. Native Minds Tours. Contact: +27 (0)78 069 5104.
A national monument since 1984, the Kimberley Club was established in August 1881 with past members such as CJ Rhodes, Leander Starr Jameson, Charles Dunnell Rudd, Barney Barnato, Sir Ernest and Harry Oppenheimer. Tel: +27(0)53 832 4224.
A national monument, built in 1896 at Rhodes instigation as a hotel and health resort. The museum displays natural history, the siege of Kimberley, a Hall of Religions and the acclaimed Ancestors Gallery depicting three million years of human history in the Northern Cape. 5 Atlas Street Tel: +27 (0)53 839 2700.
Solomon Thekiso Plaatje famous for his literary efforts as an author and newspaper man, was also the first Secretary-General of the ANC. Angel Street. Tel: +27 (0)53 833 2526 (Please phone for opening hours).
Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, founder
and first president of the Pan Africanist Congress, spent his last years practising law in Kimberley under a banning order.
Contact: +27 (0)78 069 5104.
the largest hand-dug excavation in the world. The spectacular site and the mining museum and town bring the magnificent era of Diamond Discovery in Kimberley
back to life. Contact +27(0)53 830 4417.
Opened in 1952 it houses modern
African art and some old masters. Contact: +27(0)53 831 1724.
Situated on a farm belonging to
the! Xun & Khwe, who collaborated in making this pristine Khoisan
heritage site open to the public. Contact +27(0)82 222 4777.
This vintage tram – introduced in 1887 – was refurbished to enhance the tourist experience of historical Kimberley, Book a ride at the Big Hole. Contact: +27 (0)53 830 6272.