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Diamond Fields

The Diamond Fields, Northern Cape South Africa would be a very different country today if it wasn’t for the discovery of diamonds in the hot dry flat interior of the country in the late 1800’s. The small western portion of the Northern Cape Province bordering the Free State is now known as The Diamond Fields. The primary attraction of The Diamond Fields is the city of Kimberley, which is also the Capital of the Northern Cape and the location of the Kimberly Big Hole. There are several diamond-mining and historical attractio...

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    Cape Town to Pretoria with Rovos Rail Cape Town to Pretoria with Rovos Rail

    Travelling on the Rovos Rail means you'll enjoy fine foods and wines, not to mention sleeping compartments fit for royalty...

    The Barkly West Museum, Diamond Fields Region, Northern Cape The Barkly West Museum, Diamond Fields Region, Northern Cape

    The Barkly West Museum is a treasure trove of information about the early history of alluvial diamond mining in South Africa.

    Canteen Kopje Diamond Diggings, Barkly West, Northern Cape Canteen Kopje Diamond Diggings, Barkly West, Northern Cape

    Canteen Kopje, south of Barkly West, on the Vaal River, is a site of some of the first alluvial diamond diggings in South Africa.

    Day Trip from Kimberley to VaalHarts Irrigation Scheme Day Trip from Kimberley to VaalHarts Irrigation Scheme

    Take a one hour drive north of Kimberley on the N12 to Hartswater, and you will find yourself in an agricultural eden.

    Kimberley, Northern Cape, Museums and Art Galleries Kimberley, Northern Cape, Museums and Art Galleries

    The mining magnates of Kimberley, fuelled by fabulous wealth from diamonds, left an excellent heritage on display in the Museums.

    The Vanderkloof Dam, Northern Cape Province The Vanderkloof Dam, Northern Cape Province

    Vanderkloof Dam is the second largest dam in South Africa and is perfect for angling and most water sports, including sailing ...

    Rooipoort Private Nature Reserve, Kimberley, Northern Cape Rooipoort Private Nature Reserve, Kimberley, Northern Cape

    Not only is the setting beautiful at the Rooipoort Nature Reserve near Kimberley, it is stocked with wildlife and over 310 bird ..

    Kimberley Golf Club, Northern Cape, South Africa Kimberley Golf Club, Northern Cape, South Africa

    The award winning 18 hole Kimberley Golf Club was established as far back as 1890, with Cecil John Rhodes as a major benefactor.

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