Walking Tours of Kimberley – the Kimberley Meander
Enjoy the historical attractions of Kimberley on the various walking tours on the Kimberley Meander routes. Walk in the footsteps of some of the most famous characters in South Africa’s history – people like Cecil John Rhodes, the founder of De Beers Mining Company, Barney Barnato, his competitor, the Oppenheimers and Sol Plaatje, an intellectual, journalist, linguist, politician, translator, and writer. Discover history, intrigue, industry, ghosts, gossip, prospectors drinking holes, beautiful unique architecture and plush Victorian rooms.
Discover the opulence that emerged with sudden wealth, and absorb the stories and drama of a South African history that rivalled the best of those portrayed in Western Classics.
We recommend that you visit the Kimberley Visitor Information Centre, housed in the Municipality Building at 121 Bultfontein Road. Tel: 053 830 6779. They have the maps and brochures for you to do these amazing walking tours that take you back to the diamond mining heyday and are well worth the effort.
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