Eldorado Trail – Kimberley CBD

The Eldorado Trail is centred in and around Kimberley’s Central Business District (CBD), taking in well over 50 historic buildings and sites.
From diamond magnates Sir Ernest Oppenheimer and Cecil Rhodes to Kimberley greats Sol Plaatje and Bernard Klisser; from diamond sorting houses to diamond mining memorials; the famous Kimberley Club to the original Kimberley Public Library (now the Africana Library).

If you have a tourist guide you’ll hear of many tales of individuals such as Old Cockolorum Jones and World War I flying ace Cam Kiddie, and where rugby was first organized in the country, to Mrs Jardine and her illustrious hotel, and much more besides. A fine mixture of architecture, characters, with a bit of myth and legend… the Eldorado Trail is all about where Kimberley first sprang into sudden prominence in the world.

You will get much more out of all these tours by booking an accredited tourist guide to accompany you. In addition, we recommend that you visit the NOCCI Tourism Centre at the Big Hole (Tel: 053 8304426) for a detailed tourist guide book and other tourist information.

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  1. City Hall
  2. Market Square
  3. Salvation Army building
  4. Diamond Fields Advertiser
  5. Bellevue Private Hotel
  6. Evangeliese Gereformeerde Kerk
  7. William Pescod’s Church
  8. City Club
  9. Kimberley House
  10. Rhodes’ Statue
  11. Old Crescent Hotel
  12. Queen Victoria statue
  13. William Humphreys Art Gallery
  14. Oppenheimer Gardens
  15. Sir Ernest Oppenheimer
  16. Peace Torch
  17. Harry Oppenheimer House
  18. Chinese Building
  19. No 58 Currey Street
  20. Old Baptist Church
  21. Middle-Brooks Studio

  • St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral
  • Kimberley Club
  • Africana Library
  • Corner House
  • Alexander McGregor Museum
  • Trinity Methodist Church
  • Cuthberts
  • The Perm
  • Gowies Corner
  • Pembury Lodge
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Standard Bank
  • Consolidated Building
  • Red Cross
  • De Beers Benefit Society
  • De Beers CM Head Office
  • Masonic Hotel
  • Magistrates Court
  • Pioneer Memorial
  • Tram

Source: The Kimberley Meander