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...
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 is a treasure trove of information about the early history of alluvial diamond mining in South Africa.
Canteen Kopje, south of Barkly West, on the Vaal River, is a site of some of the first alluvial diamond diggings in South Africa.
Take a one hour drive north of Kimberley on the N12 to Hartswater, and you will find yourself in an agricultural eden.
The mining magnates of Kimberley, fuelled by fabulous wealth from diamonds, left an excellent heritage on display in the Museums.
Vanderkloof Dam is the second largest dam in South Africa and is perfect for angling and most water sports, including sailing ...
Not only is the setting beautiful at the Rooipoort Nature Reserve near Kimberley, it is stocked with wildlife and over 310 bird ..
The award winning 18 hole Kimberley Golf Club was established as far back as 1890, with Cecil John Rhodes as a major benefactor.