- Guests think Mondior Manor is in an excellent location
- 1 Kekewich Drive, Monument Heights, Kimberley, 8301, Northern Cape
Kimberley, known as the “city that sparkles", has significant historical importance due to its savvy diamond mining past. It is the capital of the Northern Cape province of South Africa, and features a range of attractions, from the Big Hole to a number of fascinating museums. Ensure you have time to explore it all by booking at one of the fantastic Kimberley accommodations.
When one conjures up images of Kimberley, they likely think of the Big Hole, previously known as Kimberley Mine. Although it isn’t the biggest manmade hole in South Africa (Jagersfontein Mine takes credit for that), the Big Hole formed part of the diamond rush of the 1870s where men managed to excavate three tons of diamonds and 22,5 million tons of earth in the process. There are efforts in Progress to name Kimberley’s Big Hole as a World Heritage Site.
The Kimberley Mine Museum is a recreated townscape museum situated alongside the Big Hole. It features a viewing platform and houses a collection of artefacts such as Cecil John Rhodes’ grand railway carriage, the first house and church built in the developing Kimberley, and the framed original cheque signed by Cecil John Rhodes and Barney Barnato for £4.5 million to establish De Beers Consolidated mines.