The walk commences at the imposing McGregor Museum and meanders past sites such as the birth place of diamond magnate Harry Oppenheimer; “The Half” the world’s first drive-in pub; the magnificent Dunluce and the Duggin-Cronin gallery which was erected in 1889. An informative guide book on the walk is available at the McGregor Museum.
A fascination and very informative historical walk that spans the city centre and the Kimberley North suburb. Sites such as where the first traffic lights in Kimberley were erected, the Executioner’s Yard, the pretty Victorian-styled Kimberley Station, Cecil Rhodes’ De Beers Mining Company Boardroom and another big hole in Kimberley, the De Beers Mine, are visited.
An introductory sweep through 3 million years of Northern Cape history – in fact, the story of humanity itself – is the subject matter of a comprehensive and up-to-date display at the McGregor Museum, called Ancestors.
The only place in the world where the ordinary tourist can experience an underground tour in a working diamond mine is at De Beers Kimberley Mines Joint Shaft. These are the oldest and deepest operational diamond mines on earth.
During the Diamond Digging days, Kimberley was renowned for the number and variety of its bars. Today, only a few of these romantic establish,ents from a bygone age still exist. Wet your whistle in any of our fine establishments:The Half | Star of the West | Phoenix Hotel
The Northern Cape offers wide-open spaces, unbelievable horizons, big skies and naturally functioning ecosystems. It also offers peace, tranquility and plenty of bird and wildlife. For those with an adventurous spirit there are also many adventure trails such as river rafting, mountain biking, boating, hiking, etc.
The Gariep kunstefees is one of the main attractions in kimberley and boasts a plentiful supply of stall, activities and shows, bringing in visitors all around the country, and is run in September each year.
Kimberley has many authenticated stories of ghost sightings in haunted places. Ghostly visitations are revealed during this entertaining guided night time tour of Kimberley.