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KKimberley, thanks to the crazy diamond rush of the 1870s, has a glittering past. If you’re a history buff, then you’ll know that South Africa has its past rooted in the ground and this historic little town, the capital of the Northern Cape province is lovingly known as the Diamond City.

It’s time for a Sho’t Left to this historical part of the Northern Cape, history gurus, this one’s for you!

TTours of the Big Hole and the Mine Museum

Start your exploration of the city at its main attraction: the Big Hole. Imagine a hand-dug hole the size of eight football fields and you have some idea of the labour that went into creating the Big Hole. In fact, the Big Hole is one of the world’s largest holes excavated by hand.

Immerse yourself as you take a guided tour of a once-operational diamond mine and descend a staggering 840m underground. When you return to the surface, why not take a walk and visit the city's choice of jewellery stores.

Right next to the Big Hole is the Kimberley Mine Museum, which brings to life the way the city was during the bustling days of the diamond rush. Many of the buildings here are originals that have been moved over the years to this spot.

RRock art

Art lovers are also in for a treat at the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre which showcases San art, both ancient rock art and contemporary creations. Not far away is the William Humphreys Art Gallery, specialising in South African artists but also offering a fine collection of 16th and 17th century Flemish, Dutch, English and French masters.

In the market for a diamond?

Being the diamond capital of the world, Kimberley is well-known for its exquisite, individually crafted jewellery. When you visit, be sure to get yourself a precious personalised memento of your trip to Kimberley, the Diamond City.

BBattlefield tour

If you're a battlefields buff, you're in for a treat. The Boers besieged Kimberley for several months during the South African War (also called the Anglo-Boer War), and many battles were fought in the vicinity. Visit the evocative Magersfontein battlefield, dating to 1899, and museum about 30 kilometres from Kimberley.

TTake a Sho’t Left in the Northern Cape. No matter what kind of adventure gets you going and inspires your wanderlust, check out our Northern Cape deals. There's one that’s just for you!

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Northern Cape deals

Northern Cape
Was ZAR 1175
Now ZAR 940

Away for Repair - Augrabies Falls National Park

Northern Cape
Was ZAR 1175Now ZAR 940
Away for Repair - Augrabies Falls National Park

Book now and receive a discount of between 20% – 40% on the accommodation and camping tariffs, dependent on the selected booking dates.

Northern Cape
Was ZAR 2840
Now ZAR 2130

Short Notice Special - Augrabies National Park

Northern Cape
Was ZAR 2840Now ZAR 2130
Short Notice Special - Augrabies National Park

Book now and receive a discount of 25% on the accommodation and camping tariffs, dependent on the selected booking dates.

Northern Cape
ZAR 2250

MOONLITE WINTER CAMPING

Northern Cape
ZAR 2250
MOONLITE WINTER CAMPING

Moonlite Extreme Camping is back at it again for the 2022 edition. This time around in collaboration with TOUCH LETS GO travel & tours for the shuttle services, including additional site visits.

Northern Cape
Was ZAR 6900
Now ZAR 6900

AUGRABIES FALLS TOUR

Northern Cape
Was ZAR 6900Now ZAR 6900
AUGRABIES FALLS TOUR

A 4 days and 3 nights tour at the Augrabies Falls. Join us and get to explore the falls, scenic hikes and Game drives

Northern Cape
10% OFF

FLOWER SEASON - The Oasis Hotel Upington

Northern Cape
10% OFF
FLOWER SEASON - The Oasis Hotel Upington

Experience the exquisite Oasis hotel this Flower Season. The Oasis Hotel offers modern, stylish accommodation and is the ideal stop over destination on your way to the Namaqualand.

Northern Cape
Was ZAR 1428
Now ZAR 1199

FLOWER SEASON - Protea Hotel by Marriott Upington

Northern Cape
Was ZAR 1428Now ZAR 1199
FLOWER SEASON - Protea Hotel by Marriott Upington

It is here, on the banks of the majestic Orange River, where you will find the Protea Hotel Upington. Come enjoy Easter in the unofficial capital of the Green Kalahari.

Northern Cape
Was ZAR 1175
Now ZAR 705

Away for Repair - Augrabies Falls National Park (1)

Northern Cape
Was ZAR 1175Now ZAR 705
Away for Repair - Augrabies Falls National Park (1)

Book now and receive a discount of between 20% – 40% on the accommodation and camping tariffs, dependent on the selected booking dates.

Northern Cape
ZAR 1500

A Unique Green Jewel Adventure

Northern Cape
ZAR 1500
A Unique Green Jewel Adventure

The Donkey Cart is a picturesque of the rural Namaqua life. Now you can take a quidded tour by donkey cart with lots of opportunities for memorable photographs. Tours is available in Steinkopf.

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