The 7 Wonders of Kimberley

THE BIG HOLE and the LADY 616

One of the largest man-made holes in the world, the Kimberley Mine Big Hole was until recently the richest diamond pipe too.

As a site of national treasure, the Big Hole has applied for world heritage status.

View the world’s largest uncut diamond – the Lady 616.

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THE BARKLY WEST TREASURES

One of the region’s foremost attractions with hundreds of San (Bushman) rock art depictions at Wildebeestkuil and Nooitgedacht from 200 to 2000 years of age.
The first bridge to cross the Vaalriver built in 1884, while the Tollhouse is now a museum.

Canteen Koppie is a treasure of archaelogical finds & the richest alluvial site from the 1860’s.

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HONOURED DEAD MEMORIAL and LONG CECIL

The largest Anglo-Boer War monument in the world, the memorial is designed by Sir Herbert Baker and is a tomb to 27 British soldiers.

The world-famous Long Cecil gun stands on the stylobate.

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THE KIMBERLEY CLUB

The world-famous gentlemen’s Club was founded in 1881 by 74 signatories including Cecil Rhodes.
It is a living memorial to not only Rhodes but also the mining magnates of a bygone era.
A national monument.

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MAGERSFONTEIN KOP and BATTLEFIELD

The Kop that stands overlooking the famous battlefield and its trenches has the stunning Highland Brigade Memorial on the peak. One can see over 50kms from the top of the kop. Drives, walks, a fine museum and a restaurant all supplement this destination.

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WILLIAM HUMPHREYS ART GALLERY

Opened in the 1950s, the Gallery boasts one of the finest collections of modern and old masterpieces from Europe and South Africa. A statue of Queen Victoria poses regally on the outside, while Rhodes’ equestrian statue is close by.

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McGREGOR MUSEUM (THE SANATORIUM)

Built in 1897 as a Sanatorium, this fine piece of Victorian architecture has in its time been a hotel, convent and the McGregor museum.

Additions to the building have not detracted from its beauty.

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THE FLAMINGOES

Joburg Road!!
One of the largest gatherings of both Greater and Lesser Flamingoes in Africa, these magnificent birds have recently started to breed on man-made islands in the natural pan known as Kamfersdam (Diebel’s Vlei).

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