Kimberley, South Africa

Trace history’s footsteps with a ride in a historic rail carriage that once carried Cecil John Rhodes to Rhodesia.

Although Kimberley’s role as a diamond destination is now only a historic one, the legacy of its brilliance gives it an historic flavour that few other South African cities can offer travellers on safari.

Next to the Big Hole, you can find the Kimberley Mine Museum, a popular tourist attraction for visitors to the city. Containing a rich collection of articles and information from the early days, the building that holds the museum was actually the first house ever built in Kimberley.

A South African safari that stops in Kimberley will send you tracing history’s footsteps with a historic rail carriage that once carried Cecil John Rhodes to Rhodesia and back again!

Other attractions in Kimberley include digger’s memorial, honoured dead memorial, Kimberley city hall and the De Beers’ head office. Adventure seekers can get a thrill on the world’s only guided tour of an operational diamond mine – sending you 840-metres below the earth’s surface, and ensuring your South African safari is one worth remembering!

From old buildings to the remarkable, hand-dug chasm of the Big Hole, Kimberley offers great exploratory and educational tours, guided walks and sightseeing trips.

Take a look at our South African safaris that include the Kimberley region or check out some of the other attractions that you might want to include on your South African safari.