Kimberley is a town in South Africa, known for its diamond mining. It was established in 1871 and became the first city in Africa to be lit by electricity. The town’s history goes back much further than that, however, and there are plenty of guided tours available to help you learn more about its past. Here are some of our favorite ways to experience guided tours to Kimberley:
The Big Hole
The Big Hole is a massive hole that’s so big it’s called The Big Hole.
It’s about 900 feet (274 meters) wide, 450 feet (137 meters) deep and covers 500 acres (200 hectares). It was created by the richest diamond mine in the world at its peak. You can take a tour to go see it and learn more about it.
Diamond Mine Museum
The Diamond Mine Museum is located in the town of Kimberley, just off the R61 between Hereford and Orange Grove. The town is known as the ‘Diamond Capital of South Africa’ due to its rich diamond deposits, which were first discovered here in 1866. The museum has been around since 1890 and features a collection of gems, minerals, fossils and mining equipment from both local and international mines.
The museum is open every day except for Mondays from 09h00 to 16h00. It is closed on public holidays; you’ll have better luck visiting one of the other museums here if you plan to go during those times!
The William Humphreys Art Gallery
The William Humphreys Art Gallery is located in Kimberley and offers a variety of artworks on display. The gallery is open to the public, so you can visit at any time. This museum provides a great way to learn about the history of this area.
De Beers Head Office
The De Beers Head Office is a great place to learn about the history of the diamond industry, as well as the history of De Beers and Kimberley. The tour brings you through a series of informative exhibits that showcase how diamonds were discovered and mined in South Africa, how they are processed and distributed around the world today.
The story told here starts at ‘the cradle’ in Kimberley with its historic mines, where diamonds were first discovered over 150 years ago. You’ll see original equipment that was used during those early times in underground mines as well as some more modern pieces from later periods when technology advanced considerably. The tour also includes an overview on famous events from historical eras such as World War 2 – when many valuable stones were hidden away for safekeeping by British forces stationed at Kimberley’s military base: Upington Airport.
Guided tours to Kimberley provide a fantastic way to learn about its history.
Guided tours are a great way to learn about Kimberley. They can be booked online, in person or by phone, email or post. Guided tours are a great way to learn about Kimberley and its history. The tours will take you to places where you can see the history of this town with your own eyes and hear it from the mouth of an experienced tour guide who has plenty of stories to tell as well as some great advice for what else there is to do in Kimberley if you want some more fun!
There is no doubt about it, Kimberley has a lot to offer. If you want to learn more about its history, guided tours to Kimberley are the best way to go. They will take you on a journey through this amazing city and show you things that would have otherwise been lost on many people like yourself who visit here annually.