MAP
The Safari Experts
/1
Rotate phone to view
1
full screen image

Kimberley

...

... is located in the Central region of South Africa.

Although centrally located in the country, Kimberley is actually the capital of the Northern Cape province.

From around 1870, Kimberley rose to become the world's leading centre for diamond mining. The Big Hole, an enormous chasm to the west of the town centre, was excavated by hand by prospectors intent on getting their hands on one of the huge stones that were coming to light. Gradually the whole place was brought under the control of De Beers, with other huge holes being mechanically excavated around the city.

These days the diamonds are drying up and De Beers has closed its mine, but the town remains an interesting place to visit, with a tour of the mining museum being top of the list.
Related Lodges
Your Trip
Get in touch with us now and we will get right back to you
with a set of individually tailor-made sample trips
From there it should be easy
to fine tune to your perfect african adventure
Trip Search
All the trips we have ever built are here for you to browse
Select a location or experience and a price range to get started
Lenny Franklin
Lenny Franklin, Senior Safari Consultant
We specialise in helping
our guests to build
superb trips to Africa,
easily created, reliably delivered
and for the best possible price.