Top Things To Do In Kimberley

While the Big Hole has definitely cracked our Top 10 list, there’s so much more to do in the mining town of Kimberley. It’s certainly worth exploring so why not take a trip there soon? Plus, it’s only five hours away…


Check Out The Big Hole

This is the most obvious tourist attraction in Kimberley, and for good reason! If ever you’re down there, you simply have to check out the Big Hole that is there as a result of diamond mining. Said hole is the largest hand-dug excavation in the whole world! It’s something you have to see for yourself in order to truly wrap your head around.

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Visit Mokala National Park

This national park is a must-see when in Kimberley. Visitors can expect to come across black wildebeest, white backed vulture, roan antelope, indigenous plant species and much more. If you’re wondering where the name Mokala came from, Mokala is actually camel thorn, which is used as a natural remedy and can even double as a coffee substitute!

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Play Some Paintball

If you like the feeling of adrenaline rushing through your veins, you might want to get involved in a game of paintball at Tier-1. They’ve got games happening every Saturday, and they also offer private sessions. You can play during the day or at night, they offer great group discounts and there are two bars at the venue!

For more information, visit their website here.

Be In Awe Of Art At WHAG

William Humphreys Art Gallery (WHAG) showcases a collection of art that ranges from ceramics and sculptures to art on paper and paintings – it’s definitely worthwhile to pop in when you’re in Kimberley if you’re a fan of art in all forms.

For more information, visit their website here.

Go To The Kimberley Mine Museum

Learn about the history of the area at the Kimberly Mine Museum. It’ll take you way back to when diamonds were discovered in the area. Displays that showcase what life was like for those who flocked to the area to dig for diamonds and are simply fascinating to see.

For more information, visit their website here.

Find Flamingos At Kamfers Dam

Plenty of flamingos can be found at Kamfers Dam, which is a sight for sore eyes, that’s for sure. The conservation area was set up as a breeding ground for lesser flamingos and holds about 20 000 birds at a time! Kamfers Dam is one of four lesser flamingo breeding sites in the country – whether or not you’re an avid birder, you should pay this place a visit.

For more information, visit their website here.

Admire Lions At Felida Centre

Located just 30kms out of the town of Kimberley is the Felida Centre, which is otherwise known as Cats’ Place of Safety. It’s a sanctuary that aims to both promote the livelihood of animals while educating people about them at the same time. Visitors will get to meet some of the cats, watch them feed and take a tour of the premises – a must-do!

For more information, visit their website here.

By Nikki Samakosky

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