Mar 21, 2019 - Mar 22, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Kimberley is the capital city of South Africa's Northern Cape Province. The town is famous for its 19th-century diamond mines, such as Big Hole, which is one of the world's largest diamond mines dug out by hand. The pit is so huge, it can be seen from space. Visitors can tour this Kimberley mine with a ride down a simulated mining shaft to enter a locked vault where actual diamonds of all hues are on exhibit. Kimberley has a museum telling the story of the city's beginnings, and Kimberley's oldest house, a pre-fab from England in 1877, is on display in town. Art galleries, casinos, and a variety of outdoor activities make a trip to Kimberley a vacation to remember.
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Hotels are located mainly in the southeastern and southwestern sections of Kimberley, within driving distance to Kimberley Airport. Some hotels are situated near the Civic Center, the Memorial Road Area, and The Kimberley Mine Museum Village.
There are a few hotels situated in close proximity to The Big Hole and the museum. The Protea Hotel by Marriott Kimberley is within walking distance of both. This 4-star hotel is also nearby the De Beers Diamond Oval. All rooms have air-conditioning, free WiFi access, and cable televisions. There is an on-site recreation room, spa, restaurant, bar/lounge, and an outdoor pool. Of interest to travelers who want to rent a car at the airport, this hotel offers free parking. Rates at The Protea Hotel start at $93 per night.
The New Rush Guest House is also within the Big Hole Complex and a short walk away from the diamond mine and museum. This accommodation features free parking, an outdoor pool, a barbecue for guests' use, complimentary WiFi, and an on-site bar and gift shop. Nightly rates here begin at around $70.
The Oleander Guest House is a highly rated hotel that is centrally located within two miles of the town center. This property boasts a large outdoor swimming pool with a garden and comfortable lounge chairs, spacious rooms with balconies, and a restaurant. Breakfast is included with prices as low as $61 per night.
The hotel brands in Kimberley include Protea, which is a Marriott property, a hotel chain that is very familiar to US residents. Another brand is Diamond, including the Diamond Lodge, which located about two miles from the Big Hole Museum. The Garden Court Kimberley is part of the Garden Hotels chain and is near the town's business district.
The Kimberley Country House is a ten-bedroom guesthouse located in the Heritage Area, within close proximity to four area museums and just three miles from the airport. The De Beers family once owned this hotel, and neighborhood buildings in the area date back to the 1866 diamond rush. With the grandeur of old-world architecture, this lovely accommodation offers modern conveniences and personalized service.