Gumtree Lodge

Attractions

Kimberley’s diamonds heralded the birth of industrial South Africa.The Kimberley Big Hole is the largest in the world, excavated by pick and shovel.Kimberley retains the atmosphere of the old diamond digging days,with “Diamond Rush”,a collection of old and restored buildings, with cobbled streets, haberdasheries , tobbaconists and pawnbrokers,preserving the nineteenth century way of life.An exhibition centre portrays the story of the diamonds of Kimberley, beginning with a film that introduces key characters and events. A 90 metre long viewing ramp provides an expansive look at the Big Hole. Next is the undergound mining Tour and finally a display of world famous diamonds, some real and some replica. Amongst the real diamonds to be seen, is the famous “616” – the largest uncut diamond in the world.

* THE BIG HOLE” Tucker Street +27 (53) 833 1557

* McGREGOR MEMORIAL MUSEUM Chapel Street 27 (0)53 842 0099

* WILLIAM HUMPHREYS ART GALLERY Jan Smuts Boulevard +27 (0)53 831 1724

* SOL PLAATJE MUSEUM Angel St. +27 (0)82 804 3266

* THE TRANSPORT MUSEUM Florence St (Railway Station) +27 (0)53 838 2376

* RHODES’ BOARDROOM
Warren Street +27 (0)83 732 3189

* McGREGOR MUSEUM Atlas Street +27 (0)53 842 0099

* DUNLUCE 10 Lodge Road +27 (0)53 842 0099

* RUDD HOUSE 5 Loch Road +27 (0)53 842 0099

* DUGGAN CRONIN GALLERY Egerton Road +27 (0)53 842 0099

* BELGRAVIA & THE GREAT KIMBERLEY NORTH WALK

* KIMBERLEY GHOST TRAIL +27 (0)53 832 7298

* CLYDE TERRY HALL OF MILITARIA Memorial Road (MOTH Centre) +27 (0)53 832 7013

* FG TAIT GOLF MUSEUM Kimberley Golf Club (Transvaal Road) +27 (0)53 841 0179

* MEMORIAL TO THE PIONEERS OF AVIATION General Ken van der Spuy Drive +27 (0)53 851 1197

* WILDEBEEST KUIL ROCK ART CENTRE Barkly West Road (± 15km) +27 (0)53 833 7069

* MAGERSFONTEIN BATTLEFIELD AND MUSEUM Airport Rd to Modder River (±30Km) +27 (0)53 842 0099

* PAARDEBERG BATTLEFIELD MUSEUM Paardeberg (±50km)

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