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The Kimberley

MEANDER

Guided Tours in and around Kimberley

www.kimberleymeander.co.za Initiated by the Northern Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry

053 831-1081

NOCCI Tourism Office: 071 206 1895

2016/2017


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Contents 1

Welcome to Kimberley

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The Kimberley Story

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The Great Kimberley North Walk

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Cecil Rhodes & the Mining Magnates

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The Ghost Trail Tour

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Game Viewing and Eco-Tourism

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The Belgravia Historical Walk

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Map of Kimberley

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The Archaeological Route

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In the Footsteps of Sol Plaatje

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N12 Battlefield Route

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The Seven Wonders of Kimberley

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Business Directory

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The Guesthouse & Hotel Guide

W elco m e Kimberley is proud to be one of the most authentic historical destinations in South Africa.

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Restaurant & Pub Guide

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Tourist Guides

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Kimberley & Region Museums

This is a NOCCI / SwiftPrint Publication. Design and production: SwiftPrint. Gratitude goes to Johan van Schalkwyk, Frances Baard Tourism, Northern Cape Tourism Authority, the Africana Library and SwiftPrint for making their photographs available free of charge. A special word of thanks to Steve Lunderstedt for his contribution to the historical accuracy of this brochure. Copyright: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of its contents, neither NOCCI, the editor, SwiftPrint, nor the publisher can be held responsible for any omissions or errors; or for misfortune, injury or damages which may arise there from. This publication is copyrighted © 2016. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted without prior permission from the Publisher. For more information or queries regarding any items which may appear in this publication, please contact SwiftPrint at Tel. 053 839-2900.

So with this in mind, we produced this publication to create an awareness of, and an interest in, some of the tourist highlights Kimberley has to offer. At the same time, we packed this publication with valuable commercial information to assist you in doing some quality shopping in Kimberley. We grouped together various attractions, for your convenience, in short and interesting tours built around themes which are exclusive to Kimberley and are very unique. It is therefore our deepest desire that you will enjoy visiting these historic places and that they will generate many fond memories to share later with friends and family. Please note that 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. 053 830-4426) for a detailed tourist guide book and other relevant information.

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The Kimberley Story

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The title evokes thoughts of the early days, of boisterous diggers in one of the many saloons and pubs that studded the winding roads of the canvas and corrugated iron diamond town, swigging draughts and singing along with, dare one say it, scantily clad womenfolk. Great fun indeed, these early days of New Rush on the farm Vooruitzicht, except for the fact that the Colonial Secretary detested both the term New Rush – too vulgar – and Vooruitzicht – he could hardly spell it, let alone pronounce it! So the problem of renaming the town was passed to Richard Southey, then Lt-Governor of Griqualand West, who in turn, passed it on to John Blades Currey, the government secretary. A very worthy diplomat, Currey made very sure that the Colonial Secretary would be able to spell and pronounce the new name chosen for the town, by naming it after the secretary himself, Kimberley! The name was obviously approved by His Lordship, so Kimberley was born, but it can be certain that the diggers did not care two hoots at the time.

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The new name was proclaimed on 5 July 1873, although the township was founded in 1871. The story of naming Kimberley is fairly well known, but what is not well known is who the Earl of Kimberley was, and what did he do that even today his name is as well remembered as that of his monarch, Queen Victoria? John Wodehouse was born in Wymondham, Norfolk, on 29 May 1826, the eldest son of Harry and Anne Wodehouse, and a relative of Sir Philip Wodehouse, Governor of the Cape Colony 1861-1870. At the age of 20, while still a student at Oxford University, he inherited his grandfather’s title of Baron Wodehouse, his father having predeceased him. Five years later he was appointed Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, holding this post from 1852 to 1856, after which he became the British Ambassador to Russia. In 1858 he resumed his former position until his promotion to Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1864, a post he held for two years. Queen Victoria conferred an Earldom upon him in 1869. He and his wife, the former Lady Florence Fitzgibbon, were living at their country estate, called Kimberley House, in the village of Kimberley in Norfolk, hence the choice of title. The name Kimberley is derived from the Anglo Saxon word Cynburgh-leah, which means “women were entitled to own land”. Two years later Lord Kimberley became a member of Gladstone’s first cabinet and from 1870 he served as Secretary for the Colonies. As his appointment coincided with the discovery of diamonds on the ‘dry diggings’ he was prominent in the dispute over the ownership of Griqualand West, and the negotiations for its annexation as British territory. Although he resigned his post in 1874, he was reappointed by Gladstone as Colonial Secretary from 1880-1882, one of his major feats during the period being the peace settlement after the battle of Majuba in 1881. He lived long enough to hear about the siege and relief of the town named after him and died on 8 April 1902.


BroadWater R I V E R E S TAT E

River Place, Dream Space Imagine endless water views, the call of the fish eagle, breath taking sunsets and champagne under a starry sky. Broadwater is a private river escape that nestles on the banks of the Vaal River near Kimberley and Douglas. Reservations: +27 82 332 2266 +27 76 676 6733 broadwater@vodamail.co.za Co-ordinates: -29.025657 S 23.889168 E www.broadwater.co.za Diggies Lodge offers rustic & comfortable accommodation less than 5 km from Kimberley’s Airport & the Diamond Pavilion Mall. The solid wood & thatched roof of the lodge blend harmoniously in with the Northern Cape vegetation. All the rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen LED TV’s with DSTV and en-suite bathrooms. Guests have access to braai facilities in our swimming pool area and secure parking. Conferencing facilities are also available.

Broadwater River Estate

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The Great Kimberley North Walk A fascinating and very informative historical walk that spans the City Centre and the Kimberley North suburb. Sites such as where the first traffic lights in Kimberley were erected, the Executioner’s Yard, the pretty Victorian Kimberley Station, Cecil Rhodes’ De Beers Mining Company Boardroom and another big hole in Kimberley, the De Beers Mine, are visited. The walk commences at the Savoy Hotel which opened its doors in 1892. Some 41 authentic sites are visited and the walk follows a four kilometre trail. A detailed guide book on the walk written by a well known Kimberley-based tourist guide is on sale at the Savoy Hotel. 1. Savoy Hotel. 2. Siege Buildings. 3. Traffic Lights. 4. Market Square. 5. The Market Shelter. 6. The Kimberley City Hall. 7. Electric Street Lights. 8. 1890 Pioneer Memorial. 9. The Kimberley Tram Depot. 10. Standard Bank. 11. Consolidated Buildings. 12. Diamond Fields Advertiser. 13. De Beers Benefit Society Building. 14. De Beers Head Office. 15. The Stables. 16. Town Talk (The Grand Hotel). 17. Griqualand West Supreme Court. 18. Executioner’s Yard. 19. The Old Transvaal Road Police Station. 20. Memorial. 21. Pioneer Cemetery.

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22. No 9 Tapscott Street - built by George Church as a wedding gift for his son. 23. No. 22 Tapscott Street - murderess Daisy De Melker lived here when visiting her sister. 24. No. 25 Goodwin Street - built in 1900 for the chemist WH Helmore. 25. No. 19 Carr Street - built in 1897 and is a conservation worthy site. 26. Rugby House. 27. Don McHardy Memorial Fountain. 28. Victorian Railway Station. 29. Transport Museum. 30. De Beers Bridge. 31. St Alban’s Church. 32. The Vicarage. 33. Gladstone School. 34. De Beers Swimming Pool (now filled in). 35. Cecil Rhodes’ De Beers Mining Company Boardroom. (Closed) 36. Thusong Children’s Home. 37. The De Beers Mine. 38. The Constance Hall. 39. Cold Storage Building. 40. Kimberley Athletics Club Grounds. 41. Oriental Building.


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Mattanu Private Game Reserve is located in the Northern Cape Province, the biggest, safest and Malaria free province in South-Africa, approximately 50Km north west of the diamond digging city of Kimberley. Nestled in the shade of indigenous Camelthorn trees, this family owned and managed business offer unparalleled intimacy and seclusion in their luxury tents and is characterised by exuding warmth and effortless hospitality. The only reserve in South Africa where you can view breeding programs of Roan, Sable, Buffalo, Royal Oryx, Golden Oryx, Golden Gnu, Black Impala, Tsessebe and Livingstone Eland together on the same property.

Luxury Safari Tented accommodation • Thatch roof Family suite Game viewing by helicopter, vehicle or quad bikes Conferencing, year end and wedding functions • Game capture safaris • Spa treatments

Contact details: 083 235 1993 • info@mattanu.com Diners Club DiamonD winelist awarD 2013 LiLizeLa award for best aCCommodation in the northern Cape 2013. pmr diamond arrow award for best game reserve in the northern Cape. aa aCCommodation award for best game experienCe in sa 2013.


In the Footsteps of Cecil Rhodes and the Mining Magnates

An historic tour of Kimberley following in the footsteps of Cecil John Rhodes, Barney Barnato, Alfred Beit, Dr Leander Starr Jameson and other diamond mining magnates. The start off point is at the original De Beers Mining Company Boardroom where the imperialist Cecil Rhodes began his quest to control the diamond industry. After viewing Rhodes’ Big Hole – the De Beers Mine – it’s off past Market Square and his first home, and then on to the famous Kimberley Club and the Africana Research Library to view Rhodes’ corner. Rhodes’ statue will be seen, and stories told of Beit, Jameson and the then Rhodesia. Rhodes’ tree where he sorted diamonds plus Rudd House are next in line before heading off for the Masonic Temple, the Halfway House and the Sanatorium. Stand in Rhodes’ footsteps at the grave of Neville Pickering, and finish the tour at the Head Office of De Beers Consolidated Mines, just down the road from the old Craven Hotel.

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WEDDING & CONFER ENCE VENUE

OWNER: HENNO VAN TONDER Tel: 073 763 8230 / 083 297 6041 Fax: 086 546 4891

e-mail: weltevredenguestlodge@gmail.com

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Open every day of the year except Christmas Day For more info call 053 839 4600 www.thebighole.co.za


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KIMBERLEY GUEST HOUSE ASSOCIATION

Please contact the following guest houses for accommodation in and around Kimberley: @7a Jameson B&B

079 880 2100 / 053 861 4816

Heerengracht Guest House

053 831 1531 / 083 4360 754

75 on Milner Lodge

082 686 5994 / 053 832 4574

House Yada

053 832 1907 / 082 553 1366

Agros Guest House

082 352 4730 / 053 861 4061

Jameson Guest House

082 878 4296 / 072 318 3638

Aletheim Gastehuis

082 553 1366 / 053 832 1907

At Judy’s Guest House

Jungnickel Guest House

053 832 5630 / 073 588 7600

082 051 5007

Barney Barnato B&B

Kosmos Guest House

053 861 3795 / 084 470 8305

082 572 3551 / 053 831 5628

Bateleur Guest House

053 861 1022 / 082 446 8107

Langberg Guest Farm

053 832 1001 / 073 338 7314

Belgravia B&B

082 2254 3605 / 053 832 8368

Mattanu Private Game Resort

083 235 1993

Bell-Lu Guest House

083 738 1120 / 053 8331098

Marrick Safari Lodge

053 833 7004 / 083 649 9964

Boschendal 10

061 463 0133

Meinheim Guest Farm

083 281 4062

Bishops Lodge

072 386 2945 / 053 831 7876

Milner House

053 831 6405 / 079 878 6720

Camelot Guest House

076 466 0665 / 053 843 0005

Mondior Manor

053 832 1971 / 082 573 1368

Carrington Lodge

082 876 3990 / 053 831 6448

Oak Rest Guest House

053 842 0653 / 083 950 2588

Oleander Guesthouse

053 832 7088 / 076 396 2170

Carters Rest

082 789 9428 / 071 174 9001

Dankie Pa Gastehuis

076 101 4570 / 053 861 1313

Royl Court Guest House

082 564 9343

Dawaria Lodge

082 375 3148 / 053 832 9104

082 645 3086

Diamond Guesthouse

083 650 3175 / 053 861 4243

Swanlake Luxury Accommodation

Eden Gastehuis

082 463 0696 / 053 861 3057

Tarentaalrand Safari Lodge

083 230 4663

El-Khaya Gastehuis

053 861 5929 / 082 338 6573

The Kimberley Club

053 832 4224 / 082 569 1869

Five Acres

053 861 1179 / 082 465 1176

Villa Palma

082 789 2887 073 763 8230 / 083 297 6041 053 832 0468 / 084 840 1174

Gum Tree Lodge & Backpackers

053 832 8577 / 076 371 0930

Weltevreden Guest Lodge

Hadida Guest House

053 861 2323 / 082 460 0671

Welgewandel B&B

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The name Magareng is a Setswana word meaning “The Middle”, and is derived from the fact that this region is literally in the middle of the country. Warrenton is an agricultural town located 70km north of Kimberley on the Vaal River and is the administrative centre of the municipality. Other towns include Ikhutseng, Windsorton Road and Warrenvale. Diamonds were first discovered in Warrenton in 1888, the town was originally known as Stanger`s Rest, then Fourteen Streams, but was finally named Warrenton after Charles Warren in 1880. historic and natural attractions in the area include: • The Vaal-Harts Dam located on the Vaal River just East of Warrenton which was built as part of the biggest irrigation scheme in the Southern Hemisphere; • The Class19D Train located at the Magareng Municipality premises was one of the passenger trains used between Warrenton and Mafikeng; • Transka and Warrenton Cultural Resort offers basic accommodation on the bank of the Vaal River in Magareng and • Spitskop Dam located on the Harts River just west of Warrenton which attracts large numbers of water birds. The two main national roads that run through Magareng Municipality are the N12 from Johannesburg (Gauteng province) and N18 from Mafikeng (North West Province). Discover the Jewels and history of the area • Fourteen Streams railway bridge • Nazareth House Mission Station

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Phokwane embraces Hartswater, Pampierstad and Jan Kempdorp originally named Andalusia. Hartswater is home to Olives South Africa and boasts with a variety of nuts and local wines from Hartswater Wine cellar. The town offers accommodation, leisure activities and historical attractions such as the burial site of Chief Galeshewe and the Women`s Memorial building. The town of Jan Kempdorp is site to two World War 2 concentration camps and lies in the heart of the Vaalharts Valley and irrigation area. You will also find the old German Soldier graves and a memorial in commemoration of women and children who died as result of domestic violence in this historical town. Discover the Jewels and history of the area • Vaalharts Museum • Ganspan Pan • Taung Skull heritage Site


Kimberley Tourism Information Centre Tel: +27 (0)53 830 6779/6272/6271, e-mail: tourism@solplaatje.org.za, www.solplaatje.org.za Physical address: 121 Bultfontein Road

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Dikgatlong is a Setswana name meaning “confluence”, referring to the place where the Harts and Vaal Rivers flow into one another. The hub of Dikgatlong Local Municipality Barkly West was found as a mission village in an area known as Pniel “Face of God”; in 1870 Diamond diggers proclaimed it the Republic of Klipdrift. Other towns in the area include Delportshoop, Longlands, Kutlwano, Sydney on Vaal, Ulco and Windsorton. Dikgatlong is home to the site of the first alluvial diamond digging in the region and is renowned for its excellent fly-fishing spots and luxury game lodges where you can see many of the Big Five. The adventurous are encouraged to go in search of the Gong-Gong waterfall on the Vaal where the quiet river suddenly tumbles into a gully and fills out into a tranquil pool

Discover the Jewels and history of the area • Barkly iron Bridge and Barkly West Museum • Canteen Kopje • St Mary Parish Church • Nooitgedacht Glacial Paving • Gong-Gong Waterfall

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• Fly-Fishing: At the lower Vaal River for all your large and small yellow fish • GAME VIEWING: The Good Hope and Mattanu Private Game Reserves offer excellent game viewing, unique flora, endless horizons and beautiful sunsets, not to mention conferencing facilities, helicopter safaris, quad bike tours and wedding venues.

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The Ghost Trail Tour Death on the diamond diggings and later during the Anglo-Boer War, gave Kimberley many haunted corners. So too did failed romance and other downright gory deaths, like a huge fire in the old De Beers Mine in which hundreds of miners perished. Today, the shivering facts and fallacies about ghostly visitations are packed in a fun and entertaining guided ghost trail. Kimberley has many genuine stories of ghost sightings in haunted places. The trail starts at the imposing Honoured Dead Memorial. Heart-stopping facts - and fallacies - about ghostly visitations in the Diamond City are revealed during this entertaining guided night-time tour of Kimberley. Guides lead you to some of the reputedly haunted corners of

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Kimberley. Some places visited could include the Kimberley Club, Rhodes’ Boardroom and Rudd House - an archetypal haunted house. The tour ends just before the clock announces the bewitching hour at the grave of the Frankensteins in the Gladstone Cemetery. There are several alternative Ghost tours available, including the recently launched Big Hole Ghost Walk as well as a visit to Magersfontein battlefield at night where perhaps one may see the swinging lanterns of the stretcher bearers and hear the ghostly bagpipes. Several battlefield graveyards are also visited on this unique tour.

Host: Jeannette Smith

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Northern Cape Annual Events DATES

EVENT NAME

CONTACT DETAILS

EVENT INFORMATION

13 – 17 June 2016

Richtersveld Wildrun

Owen Middleton Tel: +2721 821 9898 Email: info@wildrunner.co.za

Four days & 150km of magnificent Richtersveld National Park desert running is the latest Wildrun offering from the Wildrunner team.

16 June 2016

NC Motorsport: Spinning

Northern Cape Motorsport Association Northern Cape is dubbed as the most popular motorsport event; it Tel: 082 783 5502 presents another exciting prospect for competitors and motorsport Email: ncmotorsportassociation@gmail.com lovers alike.

02 July 2016

NC Motorsport: Sound Off

Show and Shine competition for local based and regional competitors. Northern Cape Motorsport Association Tel: 082 783 5502 Email: ncmotorsportassociation@gmail.com

30 July 2016

NC Motorsport: Spinning

Northern Cape Motorsport Association Northern Cape is dubbed as the most popular motorsport event; it Tel: 082 783 5502 presents another exciting prospect for competitors and motorsport Email: ncmotorsportassociation@gmail.com lovers alike.

26 – 30 July 2016

Namakwa Toneel Contact No: 027 712 1117 Fees Email: hsn@telkomsa.net

06 August 2016

NC Motorsport: Drag Racing

Northern Cape Motorsport Association The 3rd drag racing event will take place in Kimberley on the Tel: 082 783 5502 06th August 2016, another exciting prospect for competitors and Email: ncmotorsportassociation@gmail.com motorsport lovers alike.

August 2016

Fraserburg Logan Drama Festival

Mr Visagie Tel:+2723 741 1093 Website: www.facebook.com/toneelfees Venue: Fraserburg

The oldest and biggest drama festival specifically for school drama. The festival provides a showcase for many of the upcoming talent in the theatre world, as well as bringing together writers, directors and actors.

11 – 13 August 2016

NOCCI Business Expo

Mandy Tel: 053 831 1081 Venue: MSICC, Kimberley

Connect, Share and be inspired, the NOCCI Expo will be taking place at the Mittah Seperepere International Convention Centre, Kimberley. For more information visit: http://www.nocci.co.za/category/news/

26 - 28 August 2016

Hantam Meat Festival

Lizette Lambrechts Tel: +2727 341 8219 Mobile: +2783 355 8155 Fax: +2727 341 8228 Email: vleisfees@klk.co.za Website: www.hantamvleisfees.co.za Venue: Calvinia

The Hantam Meat Festival (better known to locals by its Afrikaans name, the HantamVleisfees), is an annual festival aimed at promoting and enhancing the image of Calvinia and the region at large, local cuisine is a definite must for visitors especially the types of Karoo lamb and dishes that will be on display. The event defines more than just its program but its people.

01 – 03 September 2016

Williston Winter Festival

Pieter Naude Mobile: +2772 018 7288 Tel: +2753 391 3659 Email: willistonwinterfees@gmail.com Website: feest.co.za

Touted as the most authentic cultural festival in South Africa, the Williston Winter Festival is a unique event, which celebrates the fascinating, unique talents, customs and landscape of the Northern Cape Karoo.

01 – 04 September 2016

Gariep Arts Festival

Hanlie Beukes Tel: +2753 832-5014 Website: www.gariepfees.co.za Venue: Kimberley

A Festival embracing the concept of a rainbow nation and producing the arts across all cultural and racial boundaries.This festival brings locals & visitors from across South Africa together enjoy a great weekend of fun and entertainment.

03 September 2016

NC Motorsport: Spinning

Northern Cape Motorsport Association Northern Cape is dubbed as the most popular motorsport event; it Tel: 082 783 5502 presents another exciting prospect for competitors and motorsport Email: ncmotorsportassociation@gmail.com lovers alike.

September 2016

Kamiesberg Flower Trail Run

Sarah Cloete Tel: 027 652 8000 Email: sarahc@kamiesberg.co.za

02 – 11 September 2016

Calvinia to Ceres: Danie Pieterse Tankwa Camino Tel: 027 341 8131 Email: info@tankwacamino.com

The annual Drama festival is set to provide a platform to up and coming local talents to showcase their abilities.

Enjoy much more than the race, the Namaqualand Flower trail Run, as the name says it all is set to coincide with the blooming of the flowers during the spring season. The Tankwa Camino is a modern day “Great Trek” which will take participants through one of the most starkly beautiful areas of our country, the Tankwa Karoo.

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DATES

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September 2016

Opskop Festival

Henri Scott Email: info@opskop.co.za Venue: Kathu Sports grounds

The(Opskopfees)is Kathu’s hallmark event that brings together tourists, local people, business, youth, community organisations, media and visitors from all over the Northern Cape and South–Africa.

September 2016

Namaqua Quest – 3 Day Mountain Bike Stage Race

Debbie Tel: +2783 294 5260 Email: debbie@wildtrail.co.za Venue: Jakkalswater Farm

South Africa’s most beautiful and unique 3 day MTB stage race.

24 September 2016

NC Motorsport: Spinning

Northern Cape Motorsport Association Northern Cape is dubbed as the most popular motorsport event; it Tel: 082 783 5502 presents another exciting prospect for competitors and motorsport Email: ncmotorsportassociation@gmail.com lovers alike.

24 September 2016

NC Motorsport: Drag Racing

Northern Cape Motorsport Association The 4th drag racing event will take place in Kimberley on the 24th Tel: 082 783 5502 September 2016, another exciting prospect for competitors and Email: ncmotorsportassociation@gmail.com motorsport lovers alike.

12 – 18 September 2016

Desert Knights Motorbike Adventure

Roland Tel: 082 466 1251 Email: info@desertknights-mtb.com Venue: is Airs Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is a unique environment for adventure sports activities, having beautiful mountainous scenery, a remote wilderness character and the presence of a major river within a desert environment.

September 2016

Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon

Gawie Niewoudt Mobile +2782 821 6649 Email: gawieson@mweb.co.za Website: www.gkcm.co.za

Water Sports fanatics can look forward to a thrilling encounter with K1 & K2 paddlers on a 3-day, 99km race on the mighty Orange River.

23 – 26 September 2016

Kalahari Desert Festival

Hennie Swart Tel +2753 832 2156 Mobile +2784 404 4917 Email: director@sasi.org.za Website: www.kalaharidesertfestival.org

The Kalahari Desert Festival is a convergence of dance, music, culture and history beneath the Kalahari’s towering red dunes. It is a flagship festival hosted by South Africa’s very own Khomani San and it celebrates the rich diversity of indigenous groups through the arts.

30 September – 02 October 2016

Karoo Kos and Culture Festival

Johan Fritz Tel: 027 341 2247 Email: joscalvinia@kingsley.co.za

KAROO KAMBRO is preparing a follow up Food & Cultural Festival project aimed at accommodating our Western and Indigenous communities in the context of reviving the “forgotten” food and indigenous traditions.

30 September – 09 October 2016

Calvinia to Ceres: Tankwa Camino

Danie Pieterse Tel: 027 341 8131 Email: info@tankwacamino.com

The Tankwa Camino is a modern day “Great Trek” which will take participants through one of the most starkly beautiful areas of our country, the Tankwa Karoo.

01 October 2016

NC Motorsport: Spinning

Northern Cape Motorsport Association Northern Cape is dubbed as the most popular motorsport event; it Tel: 082 783 5502 presents another exciting prospect for competitors and motorsport Email: ncmotorsportassociation@gmail.com lovers alike.

01 October 2016

NC Motorsport: Sound Off

Northern Cape Motorsport Association Show and Shine competition for local based and regional competitors. Tel: 082 783 5502 Email: ncmotorsportassociation@gmail.com

October 2016

Barney Barnato Amateur Golf Championship

Ronnie Engelbrecht Tel: +2753 841 0127 Mobile: +2782 552 6355 Website: www.kimberley.co.za/events/ barney-barnato-golf-tournament/

South Africa’s largest Amateur Golf Championship, an individual stable ford tournament with prizes & entertainment valued at R200 000.00 for 8 days & 9 nights. Entry requirements include affiliation to South African Golf Association.

21 – 23 October 2016

T3 MTB

Danie Pieterse Tel: 027 341 8131 Email: info@tankwacamino.com

The Hantam T3 is a 3 day, 240km mountain bike race that starts in the beautiful karoo town of Calvinia.

October 2016

Ghaap River XTreme Festival

Riana Engelbrecht Mobile: +2779 896 6622 / 076 676 6733 Email: dariva@xsinet.co.za

Ghaap River Xtreme festival includes numerous activities, from a water ski tournament, speed boat show, barefoot ski show, half marathon, mountain bike race, paint ball, hot air balloon flights and controlled aeroplane show.

October 2016

Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon

Nadia Arndt Mobile: +2783 309 7755 Email: nadia@extrememarathons.com Website: www.extrememarathons.com

The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon is a self-sufficiency run held over six legs in seven days with set distances for each day, ranging from 28km to 75km.

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DATES

EVENT NAME

CONTACT DETAILS

EVENT INFORMATION

October 2016

Nama-Goi Festival

Namakwa District Tel: 027 712 2841 Venue: Springbok

The Nama-Gôi arts festival is an event aimed at bringing arts and culture to the Namakwa District, as well as giving exposure to local artists, and promoting their work.

October 2016

Kimberley Diamond Cup World Skateboarding Championship

Department of Economic Development and Tourism Tel: 053 830 4898 Email: info@kimberleydiamondcup.com Website: www.kimberleydiamondcup.com

An international skateboarding event with a prize purse of US$500,000.00. The best skateboarding event in Africa.

29 October 2016

NC Motorsport: Pitstop Show and Shine

Northern Cape Motorsport Association Tel: 082 783 5502 Email: ncmotorsportassociation@gmail.com

Show and Shine competition for local based and regional competitors.

05 – 12 November 2016

Amageza Rallye

Alexander Nel Tel: +27218320919 / +27762733233 Email: director@amageza.com Website: http://amageza.com

The 2016 race is planned to take place in the Northern Cape of South Africa and Karas region of Namibia. The race will start and finish in the Northern Cape, South Africa. The host cities for the start and finish is still being decided.

3 – 5 November 2016

Kalahari Kuier Festival

Kalahari Kuier Fees Tel: 054 332 1100 Email: Kalahari@kuierfees.co.za

The games and funfair of the Kalahari Kuier Fees brings a feeling of excitement to plenty of visitors and pleasure from across all borders of life.

November 2016

Aggeneys Fees

Anelene Marks Tel: +2754 983 9296 Email: info@aggeneysfees.co.za

The Aggeneys Fees is an annual event that takes place in Aggeneys on every last week of November. The pleasure seekers and visitors have an opportunity to experience the hospitality of the town.

November 2016

The Big Hole Annual Bikers Rally

Mr. Tiger Tel: 084 707 9841 Email: lebomokwena@outlook.com

The CC Riders club will be hosts the annual “Big Hole Bikers Rally” in Kimberley in November, with an expected attendance of over 2000 bikers and fanatics across the country this is to be biggest cycle showdown yet in bikers events in the Northern Cape.

03 December 2016

NC Motorsport: Spinning

Northern Cape Motorsport Association Tel: 082 783 5502 Email: ncmotorsportassociation@gmail.com

Northern Cape is dubbed as the most popular motorsport event; it presents another exciting prospect for competitors and motorsport lovers alike.

December 2016

Namakwa Festival

Andre Jacobs Tel: 081 056 1914 Email: Andrej@namakwa-dm.gov.za

The Namakwa Festival showcases indigenous cultures and the celebration of the creative spirit of the people of the Namakwa District. It is a festival that seeks to promote cultural equity within cultural diversity.

07 December 2016

NC Motorsport: Spinning

Northern Cape Motorsport Association Tel: 082 783 5502 Email: ncmotorsportassociation@gmail.com

Northern Cape is dubbed as the most popular motorsport event; it presents another exciting prospect for competitors and motorsport lovers alike.

December 2016

Richtersveld Lights Festival

Sydney Adams Tel: 082 763 9943 Email: Sydney@richtersveld.co.za

The aim of the Richtersveld Light festival is to unite people from all different spheres, irrespective of race, religion, culture etc.

17 December 2015

NC Motorsport: Drag Racing

Northern Cape Motorsport Association Tel: 082 783 5502 Email: ncmotorsportassociation@gmail.com

The 5th drag racing event will take place in Kimberley on the 17th December 2016, another exciting prospect for competitors and motorsport lovers alike.

December 2016

2nd Annual Summer Music Explosion

George Tel: 082 468 2551

The annual music summer explosion is set to paint the Warrenton town red this festive season, Transka Resort will be hosting this annual showpiece with a host of national artists.

24 December 2016

NC Motorsport: Spinning

Northern Cape Motorsport Association Tel: 082 783 5502 Email: ncmotorsportassociation@gmail.com

Northern Cape is dubbed as the most popular motorsport event; it presents another exciting prospect for competitors and motorsport lovers alike.

31 December 2016

NC Motorsport: Spinning

Northern Cape Motorsport Association Tel: 082 783 5502 Email: ncmotorsportassociation@gmail.com

Northern Cape is dubbed as the most popular motorsport event; it presents another exciting prospect for competitors and motorsport lovers alike.

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Game Viewing & Eco-Tourism The Northern Cape offers wide-open spaces, unbelievable horizons, big skies and naturally functioning ecosystems. It also offers peace, tranquillity and plenty of bird and wildlife. Close to Kimberley we have the Mokala National Park and also many game farms which offer helicopter, hunting, fishing, photographic safaris and game drives. Our birdlife has to be seen to be appreciated! A truly remarkable sight is the communal nests of the sociable weaver - sometimes even adorning telephone poles! Plants and animals in our area are superbly adapted to our conditions, for instance the Gemsbok can happily exist for months on end without drinking water – it gets enough moisture from the plants it eats! For those with an adventurous spirit there are also many adventure trails such as river rafting, mountain biking, boating, hiking, abseiling, etc.

Tel: 053 831 7876 Fax: 053 831 7479

This luxurious and private lodge, complete with self-catering units and spacious rooms, offers exeptional relaxation for able and disabled alike. Stop over at Bishops Lodge for a well deserved rest!

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9 Bishops Avenue Kimberley Email: bishops@global.co.za Web: www.bishopslodge.co.za


THE ARCHEOLOGICAL ROUTE Kimberley’s brief history is but a fleeting blip in a local pageant which, as archaeologists have shown, reaches back deep into the past. An introductory sweep through 3 million years of Northern Cape history - in fact, the story of humanity itself - is the subject matter of a comprehensive display at the McGregor Museum, called Ancestors. From here visitors may venture on to sites such as the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre, where hundreds of rock engravings, more than a thousand years old, can be viewed. The centre doubles up as the premier outlet for contemporary !Xun and Khwe San arts and crafts.

Canteen Kopje, and the Barkly West Museum, further out from Kimberley, tell the story of the early alluvial diamond diggings which also revealed one of the world’s most impressive Stone Age handaxe sites, possibly more than a million years old. An awesomely long sequence of human occupation, and record of cultural development, is documented by excavations at Wonderwerk Cave, near Kuruman. This huge cave extends 140m into the hillside and dates back nearly two million years. This is the oldest evidence on earth for the use of a cave by human ancestors, making this one of the world’s most phenomonal sites.

WELCOME TO

LUXURY

Visit www.kimberleyanne.co.za or phone us on +27 53 492 0004

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+27 (0) 53 802 8200 info@phkimberley.com proteahotels.com

A LUXURY GEM ON THE EDGE OF THE FAMOUS KIMBERLEY BIG HOLE.

EAT, PLAY AND RELAX. Protea Hotel Kimberley comprises 120 elegant rooms, a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a bar for your convenience. Relax and unwind after a fun-ďŹ lled sight-seeing day with a cocktail overlooking the Big Hole, or cool off in our rather unique swimming pool. The hotel offers secure, modern, quality accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere with friendly and professional STAFF to look after your every need. Get the family together and enjoy our buffet lunch available every Sunday. Terms and conditions apply.

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the Belgravia Historical Walk 9.

Opulent lifestyles, famous people, unique architecture, entertaining anecdotes and gossip of years gone by, as well as the ambience of Kimberley’s first exclusive residential suburb are what visitors doing the Belgravia Historical Walk will be exposed to. After all, what more can be expected of a walk that packs 30 of Kimberley’s most historical sites in under three kilometres? The walk commences at the imposing McGregor Museum and meanders past sites such as the birth place of diamond magnate Harry Oppenheimer; “The Half” the world’s only drive-in pub; the magnificent Dunluce and the Duggin-Cronin gallery which was erected in 1889. So savour Kimberley’s romantic and glamorous past by taking a walk through Belgravia. An informative guide book on the walk is available at the McGregor Museum. 1. 2. 3. 4.

5.

6. 7. 8.

McGregor Museum (The Sanitorium). No. 3 Egerton Road, former home of architect DW Greatbatch. Halfway House, est. 1872. No. 9 Egerton Road, designed by Greatbatch in 1897 for Arend Brink, diamond broker and valuator. No. 22 Elsmere Road, for more than 50 years the home of HA Morris. His sister-in-law, Olive McIntyre, lived here from 1917 to 1990. Girls’ High School, est. 1887 No. 18 Elsmere Road, the house of Russell Elliott, an honoured citizen. Houses built by Col Sir David Harris.

15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29.

St Patrick’s Christian Brothers College, est. 1897. 10. Nazareth House. 11. Sister Henrietta Stockdale Nursing College. 12. Battle of Square Hill Memorial, Cenotaph World War I & II. 13. Masonic Temple, est. 1888. 14. Statue of Sister Henrietta Stockdale. St Cyprian’s Cathedral Church. Equestrian Statue of Cecil John Rhodes. Colonel Sir David Harris. The Kimberley Regiment Drill Hall. Violet Bank. Queens Park. Rudd House (The Bungalow). Cape Police Memorial, 1899-1902. Belgravia Mine. Home of Sir Ernest Oppenheimer. No. 11 Lodge Road, the house Wilfred Solomon Harris built for his English bride. Dunluce. The Grange. Duggan-Cronin Gallery (the Lodge). Alex Hall Memorial Gardens.

Belgravia Bed and Breakfast MeMber of the KiMberley Guest house AssociAtion Check in time BEFORE 20:00 on the day of arrival.

Situated in the Belgravia Historic Walk

Surrounded by 30 of the most Historical sites in Kimberley. 1 Double Room, 1 Semi-Self Catering Cottage; Free Wifi; Aircontioners; Pool; DSTV; BBQ Facilities. A continental breakfast, served in the room, is included

Your hostess: heidi de Bruin

Cell: 082 224 3605 Fax: 086 614 6418 E mail: belgraviabb@absamail.co.za www.belgraviabb.co.za

“... not all diamonds are found in the big Hole, come and discover Belgravia Bed and Breakfast”

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GWK

North Ca Mall

MAP OF KIMBERLEY Map supplied courtesy of AC BRABY (PTY) LTD Tel: 031 717-4000 - Fax: 031 717-4001 E-mail: maps@brabys.co.za - Website: www.brabys.com

MOKALA PARK 80 km


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GUM TREE LODGE

the Kimberley Club and Boutique Hotel

We are pleased to announce that the Kimberley Club Boutique Hotel is the preferred accommodation partner of “Fly Blue Crane”, offering Fly Blue Crane customers a discount of 25% off the rack rate & free airport transfers when flying with” Fly Blue Crane” to Kimberley. Terms and conditions apply.

The Kimberley Club Boutique Hotel

The Kimberley Club offers 21 en-suite bedrooms tastefully decorated to recreate the ambience of a bygone era. Facilities include all the mod cons one would expect of a fourstar boutique hotel. The Club boasts a member’s bar, a lounge and dominoes room, an à la carte restaurant, a ladies’ bar, three dining facilities, a reading room and a billiards room. It is the ideal venue for functions weddings and conferences. Tel: 053 832 4224 | Fax: 053 832 4226 | 72 Du Toitspan Road, Kimberley info@kimberleyclub.co.za | www.kimberleyclub.co.za

Hull Street/ Old Bloemfontein Road Phone: 053 832-8577 Fax: 053 831-5409

Bultfontein Road, CBD

053 832-9912 Monument Centre

053 831-2786 WE DELIVER

Host: Jeannette Smith

079 836 9333 E-mail: gumtreelodge@telkomsa.net Website: www.gumtreelodge.com

200 Beds, Self-catering facilities, Lounge / TV Room & Swimming Pool Playground / Jungle Gym / Wi-Fi

Gum Tree Lodge Restaurant 082 828 1952

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59 Milner Street Belgravia, KiMBerley RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION

Greatly Improved Property AA Accommodation Awards 2014 Finalist Consistent Achiever 2014 Steady Star X2

Johan & Alet Tel: 082-553-1366 Fax: 086 519 6957 Web: www.aletheim.co.za e-mail: aletheimguesthouse@gmail.com

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Souvenirs & Gifts

Big Hole Tucker Street Kimberley Tel: 053 831 2681

Big Hole Tucker Street Tel: 053 831 2681

Big Hole Tucker Street Tel: 053 831 2681

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In the Footsteps of Sol Plaatje Discover the history of Kimberley through the eye of a Tswana, Griqua or San person, all three indigenous to the region. A mixture of first and third world, the tour takes you through historic Kimberley in the footsteps of one of the greatest Africans of last century, Solomon T. Plaatje, and where better to start than at his own house, now the Sol Plaatje Museum. Plaatje, famous for his literary efforts as an author and newspaperman, was also the first Secretary-General of the ANC. A great orator, Plaatje travelled extensively around the world. After Plaatje House, it’s on to the McGregor Museum for the Ancestor’s Gallery, a drive around historical Greenpoint and Beaconsfield, and then, it’s lunch at Rhodes’ watering hole, the Halfway House Hotel. Time to continue the Plaatje trail by visiting pertinent historical sites of black cultural interest. First, the William Humphreys Art Gallery, one of South Africa’s top art museums to view modern African art (and some old masters), then the largest collection of ethnographic photographs at the Duggan-Cronin Gallery adjacent to the McGregor Museum, and finally, the Northern Cape Legislative Assembly. Continuing the trail of Sol Plaatje, we will take you to Galeshewe No 2, one of Kimberley’s historic townships where a tavern, Robert Sobukwe’s house, and other interesting sites will be visited. A visit to a traditional Tswana hut is a must before visiting Sol Plaatje’s grave to pay your respects.

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3 Zambezi Street, Rhodesdene, Kimberley Cell: 082 051 5007, Fax: 086 547 9313 E-mail: info@atjudys.co.za, Web: www.atjudys.co.za

Luxury accommodation at affordable rates.

Ubuntu

Conference facilities

Secure parking

Continental / Full English Breakfast

Clinical Massage Therapist on site

Light lunches / dinner by prior arrangement

Guest House Your Home in Kimberley Northern Cape, South Africa

En-suite bedrooms with shower and bath Semi-self catering rooms

Tel/Fax: 053 832 7000 Cell No.: 071 499 2211 E-mail: info@ubuntuguesthouse.co.za www.ubuntuguesthouse.co.za

Tel: 053 831 5085 Cell: 082 892 2622 kalaharilodge@kimberley.co.za www.kalaharilodge.co.za

The most interesting store in town Camera Accessories

An exceptional place in Kimberley

• Battery Packs • SD Memory Cards • Camera Bags • Chargers • Tripods • Lenses 46 Market Square, Kimberley Tel: 053 832-9404

(Opposite Post Office)

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30 Carters Road, Kimberley Centrally situated and easy to reach, Carters Rest is the ideal guesthouse in Kimberley to relax after a long day or tiresome journey. Here, every visitor will experience true Northern Cape hospitality and service at its best!

Your home away from home!

bookings@cartersrest.co.za

071 174 9001

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Established in 1873 on the edge of the Big Hole the AAGL was most conveniently situated as a boarding house cum Hotel for miners, diamond dealers and hawkers including those that has just popped in for a drink or two. The location of The AAGL is today still relevant and ideal for visitors to the Diamond City with most businesses and attractions within five minutes drive from the guest house. The Australian Arms Guesthouse boast thirteen exclusive rooms all in their original form with Victorian Bathrooms and can accommodate up to 26 people sharing. Also available are the Australian Arms Pub and our great function or conferance facility.

marrick@marricksafari.com

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One room rate whether you are 1, 2 or 3 people sharing! For rates and reservations visit www.clhg.com or call Road Lodge Kimberley on +27 53 841 0790

The Big Hole Complex, Tucker street, Kimberley Tel: 053 832 1526, Fax:086 546 4789 info@australianarms.co.za www.australianarms.co.za

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On the N12

the Battlefields Route The Anglo Boer South African War began on 11 October 1899, and within four days Kimberley was besieged by Boer soldiers. The unforgiving circle of Boers trapped the citizens of the town, including diamond magnate Cecil John Rhodes, who had taken up residence in the Sanatorium (now the McGregor Museum).

sign-posted. Magersfontein, the site of the heaviest battle, boasts an interesting field museum, and includes something for the bird and animal lover as well. A restaurant provides refreshments. The story of the Relief of Kimberley is told in the Siege Rooms at the McGregor Museum.

The siege was to last 124 days, over the hottest period of the year, and placed a great burden of boredom, ever-diminishing food and water, and danger from bombardment upon the towns-people. In the last weeks of the siege, food was rationed, and sickness was taking its toll. It was deemed imperative to break the hold of the Boers on the town. To do this meant that British troops had to be moved smartly up from the south, using the existing railway, to Kimberley. The journey was not without its battles, as the Boer troops moved along the line to meet the British forces. At the Battles of Belmont, Graspan (Enslin) and Modder River, both forces gave a good account of themselves, but the Boers elected to fall back towards Magersfontein Ridge, where they entrenched. The citizens of Kimberley, knowing that the British were coming, waited anxiously for relief. Early on 11 December 1899, they knew that a heavy battle was under way. They did not know that the Boers would defeat the British, causing them to retreat to their Modder River encampment. Kimberley would have to wait until 15 February 1900 before General French and his cavalry charged through Boer lines to relieve the town. The battlefields are largely unchanged from the days of the war. Field displays explain each battle, and the roads are well

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AVAILABLE AT:

SHELL ULTRA CITY

N12, KIMBERLEY, TEL: 053 840 0800 E-POS: suc@kimcity.co.za

CIVIC MOTORS

BULTFONTEINWEG 132, KIMBERLEY TEL: 053 831 1678, E-POS: civic@kimcity.co.za


Jungnickel Guest House and Conference Centre 12 Park Road, Belgravia, Kimberley Tel: (053) 832 5630 Fax: 086 546 5640 Cell: 073 588 7600 E-mail: jungnickel@mweb.co.za Website: www.jungnickel.co.za

* Walking distance from 3 hospitals, business centre and some historical sites * Luxurious en-suite bedrooms with private entrances * DSTV, air conditioning, coffee/tea in every room * Full English breakfast * Wheelchair friendly * Teagarden and meals on appointment * Secure parking * Transport to and from airport or tourist attractions can be arranged

61 Jacobus smit street, royldene, Kby tel: 053 832 1690, alida 083 401 7595 renosterberg.lodge@gmail.com www.renosterberg.co.za

• Luxury rooms with DstV (5 channeLs) • aLL rooms with en-suite bathrooms & airconDitioning • cLose to gwK rugby staDium & shopping maLLs

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The City that Sparkles!

SOL PLAATJE MUNICIPALITY

SOL PLAATJE MUNICIPALITY The Sol Plaatje Municipality is one of the four local municipalities within Frances Baard District; it is named after Solomon Thekisho Plaatje who was a South African Intellectual, Journalist, linguist, politician, translator, and writer. THE BIG HOLE Kimberley is famous for the Big Hole, which is often called the worlds deepest man made hole, it is indeed a must see attraction. Some of the activities offered include Underground Mine Experience, Real Diamond Display, Viewing Platform, Pulsator Building, Exhibition Centre, Old Mining Town, Diamonds and Display Film. KAMFERS DAM One of only four wetlands in the whole of Africa where the spectacular Lesser Flamingo breeds, Kamfers Dam is currently the only breeding locality for Lesser Flamingos in South Africa, situated on N12 road North of Kimberley. GALESHEWE MURAL ART ROUTE Sol Plaatje Municipality recognizes Cultural Tourism as a catalyst to economic growth. The Municipality boasts itself with the prestigious Mural Art project that emanates from the need to vigorously promote local tourism in Galeshewe. For more information contact: Kimberley Tourism Information Centre@ +27 (0)53 830 6779/6272/6271, Fax: 086 568 6413 e-mail: tourism@solplaatje.org.za, www.solplaatje.org.za Physical address; 121 Bultfontein Road

www.experiencenortherncape.com


KIMBERLEY: CITY OF FIRSTS 1871 The first Private Postal Delivery Service. 1877 The first professional training of nurses. 1875 The first drive-in bar. 1882 The first city in the Southern Hemisphere to install electric street lighting on 2nd September 1882. The electric lights of Kimberley came on before those of London.

1936 The first South Africa Museums Association constituted. 1940 The first female municipal traffic wardens. 1954 The first State School for paraplegics. 1954 The first state school for physically disabled.

1883 The first Stock Exchange in South Africa.

1965 The first twelve year old to hold a world record in swimming.

1889 The first hotel with electricity.

1967 The first Commando Training Unit.

1889 The first to win the Rugby Currie Cup.

1967 The first nation wide direct dialling telephones.

1911 The first public flight in the first South African built aircraft. 1913 The first airplane accident.

1969 The first woman judge: Miss Justice Leonora van de Heever.

1913 The first airplane purchased by the South African Government.

1976 The first housing scheme, Ipopeng in Galeshewe, for black employees.

1913 The first ten pilots in the South Africa Defence Force.

1977 The first remote controlled ore trains in underground operations.

1913 The first pilots in the South African Aviation Corps.

1980 The first South African to be elected to the world swimming hall of fame - Karen Muir.

1926 The first Industrial Council. 1928 The first diamond cutting factory.

1983 First elected black town council: Galeshewe in South Africa. (30/11/1983).

1929 The first woman to play tennis without stockings at Wimbledon.

1983 The first coloured priest to become a bishop

1931 The first official airport safety regulations.

1983 The first manufacture of self propelled overhead irrigation pivots in South Africa.

1931 The first airport to install lighting equipment. 1931 The first night landing by a pilot. 1931 The first airport to offer 24 hour services. 1932 The first municipal rest house and aerodrome in Africa. 1934 The first National Air Rally. 1936 The first South African Museums Conference.

1992 The first City Council to amalgamate all group areas.


The Seven Wonders of Kimberley 1. 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 at the Mine Museum – the Lady 616.

2. THE BARKLY WEST TREASURES WILDEBEESTKUIL and NOOITGEDACHT, VAAL RIVER, CANTEEN KOPPIE, OLD BRIDGE 1884 and TOLLHOUSE

It is a living memorial to not only Rhodes but also the mining magnates of a bygone era. A national monument.

5. 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.

Barkly West is one of the region’s foremost attractions with literally hundreds of San (Bushman) rock art depictions at Wildebeestkuil and Nooitgedacht. These petroglyphs are from 200 to 2000 years of age. The magnificent Vaal River flows under the first bridge to cross the river, built in 1884, while the Tollhouse is now a museum. Canteen Koppie is a treasure of archaelogical finds as well as being the richest alluvial site from the 1860s.

6. WILLIAM HUMPHREYS ART GALLERY

3. HONOURED DEAD MEMORIAL and LONG CECIL

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.

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.

4. THE KIMBERLEY CLUB The world-famous gentlemen’s Club was founded in 1881 by 74 signatories including Cecil Rhodes.

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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.

7. McGREGOR MUSEUM (THE SANATORIUM)

PS: THE FLAMINGOES Try not to forget the Flamingoes on the 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).


Carla van der Merwe

053 861 2346

5 Swanns Way www.sport-in-sight.co.za

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B u s i n e s s D i r e c t o ry About IT (t) 051 430 9222

Big Hole Complex (t) 053 839-4600

Flamingo Casino (t) 053 830-2600

Shell Ultra City (t) 053 840-0800

Annette’s Gift Shop The Rock Shop (t) 053 831-2681

The Diamond Route (t) 053 839-4455

Parsons Furnishers & Home Appliances (t) 053 832-9404

Solar Earth 053 831 2361

Sport-in-Sight (t) 053 861-2346

Astra Travel (t) 053 832 1291

The Guesthouse and Hotel Guide @7A Jameson 7A Jameson Avenue, Rhodesdene (t) 053 861 4816 (c) 076 792 9409 info@7ajameson.co.za www.7ajameson.co.za Aletheim Guest House «««« 59 Milner Road, Belgravia (c) 082 553 1366 aletheimguesthouse@gmail.com www.aletheim.co.za At Judy’s Guest House ««« 3 Zambezi Street, Rhodesdene (c) 082 051 5007 info@atjudys.co.za www.atjudys.co.za Belgravia B&B 10 Elsmere Road, Belgravia (c) 082 224 3605 belgraviabb@absamail.co.za www.belgraviabb.co.za Bell-lu Guest House ««« 63 Milner Street, Kimberley (c) 083 738 1120 www.bell-lu.com Bishops Lodge 9 Bishops Avenue (t) 053 831-7876 bishops@global.co.za www.bishopslodge.co.za Broadwater River Estate  (c) 082 332 2266 broadwater@vodamail.co.za www.broadwater.co.za Carrington Lodge Cnr Oliver & Carrington Roads (t) 053 831-6448 (c) 082 876 3990 admin@carringtonlodge.co.za www.carringtonlodge.co.za Da Riva Houseboat (c) 082 332 2266 broadwater@vodamail.co.za www.broadwater.co.za

Diggies Lodge (t) 053 836 7121 sleep@diggies.co.za www.diggies.co.za Garden Court ««« 120 Du Toitspan Road (t) 053 833-1751 gckimberley.reservations@tsogosun.com www.tsogosun.com Gum Tree Lodge & Backpackers «« Hull Street (Old Bloem Rd) (t) 053 832-8577 (c) 079 836 9333 gumtreelodge@telkomsa.net www.gumtreelodge.com Jungnickel Guest House 12 Park Road, Belgravia (t) 053 832-5630 (c) 073 588 7600 jungnickel@mweb.co.za www.jungnickel.co.za Kalahari Lodge Cnr of Landbou & Memorial Road (N12) (t) 053 831 5085 (c) 082 892 2622 kalaharilodge@kimberley.co.za www.kalaharilodge.co.za Kimberley Anne Hotel  60 Mac Dougall Street, Kimberley (t) 053 492 0004 welcome@kimberleyanne.co.za Kossan Private Game Reserve 38km West of Kimberley (c) 082 299 6502 info@kossan.co.za www.kossan.co.za Langberg Guest Farm 22 km South of Kimberley on N12 to Cape Town (t) 053 832 1001 (c) 073 338 7314 Little Rock Guest House 68 Aviva Street, Hillcrest (c) 083 308 2006 / 072 227 5531 peterjonker@mtnloaded.co.za

Mattanu Game Reserve «««« 58km north-west of Kimberley (c) 083 235 1993 info@mattanu.com www.mattanu.com Mondior Manor 1 Kekewich, Monument Heights (t) 053 832 1971 info@mondiormanor.co.za www.mondiormanor.co.za Protea Hotel - Kimberley «««« The Big Hole, West Circular Road (t) 053 802-8200 info@phkimberley.com proteahotels.com/kimberley Renosterberg Lodge 61 Jacobus Smit Street, Royldene (t) 053 832-1690 (c) 083 401 7595 renosterberg.lodge@gmail.com www.renosterberg.co.za Sunset Private Reserve 12km from Douglas (c) 072 536 3591 (c) 072 116 5270 admin@sunsetreserve.co.za www.sunsetreserve.co.za The Kimberley Club «««« 72 Du Toitspan Road (t) 053 832-4224 info@kimberleyclub.co.za www.kimberleyclub.co.za Ubuntu Guest House  49 Boshof Road, Ernestville (t) 053 832-7000 (c) 071 499 2211 info@ubuntuguesthouse.co.za www.ubuntuguesthouse.co.za Villa Palma Guest House 44 Carrington Way, Kimberley (c) 082 789 2887 reservations@villapalma.co.za www.villapalma44.wix.com

Bookings for adverts in the next Kimberley Meander open 1 Nov. 2016. Please contact the NOCCI Office on Tel: 053 831 1081 Fax: 053 831 1082

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The Restaurant and Pub Guide Coffee @ The Hole Big Hole Complex, Tucker Street (t) 053 831-2681 Copper Oryx (Kimberley Anne) (t) 053 492 0004 Debonairs Long Street (t) 053 832 7598 Monument Centre (t) 053 831-2860 Die Pont Broadwater River Resort (c) 082 332 2266 Diggies Restaurant (t) 053 836 7121 Fishaways Bultfontein Road, CBD (t) 053 832-9912 Monument Centre (t) 053 831-2786

Gum Tree Lodge Restaurant (c) 082 828 1952 Harvest Charcoal Grill Flamingo Casino (t) 053 830 2654 / 2652 Kalahari Lodge Landbou Road (t) 053 831-5085 Meerkat Deck Cocktail Bar (Kimberley Anne) (t) 053 492 0004 Steers Kimberly CBD 053 832 3776 Monument Centre 053 832 0125 Steers - Diner N12, Shell Ultra City (t) 053 840-0800 The Kimberley Club 72 Du Toitspan Road (t) 053 832-4224

Tourism information Northern Cape Tourism Authority Tel: +27 53 833 1434 E-mail: marketing@experiencenortherncape.com www.experiencenortherncape.com District Tourism Information Offices Diamond Field Tourism +27 53 838 0923 Green Kalahari Tourism +27 53 337 2800 Kalahari Tourism +27 53 712 8700 / 8787 Karoo Tourism +27 53 632 9100 Namakwa Tourism +27 27 712 8034/5 Town Tourism Information Offices Calvinia +27 27 341 8100 Colesberg +27 51 753 0678 Kimberley +27 53 830 6779 Kuruman +27 53 712 9407

Regional Tourist Guides Frank Higgo 082 591 5327

Veronica Bruce 083 611 6497

Frank Dippenaar 053 833 3540 / 0782 741 0134

Samantha Alfonse 076 116 6121 / 076 289 0505

Jaco Powell 053 832 6359 / 082 572 0065

Kelebogile Mokubung 071 676 9702

Scotty Ross 082 320 4380

Ketumetsi Namusi 073 197 3700

Steve Lunderstedt 083 732 3189

Disebo Nkosi 072 847 4066

Suzane Erasmus 082 849 78655

Koketso Ngixi 074 037 4440 / 084 795 6769

Pulane Sethlodi 083 398 8176

Boitumelo Ditsebe 072 634 0868

Lerato Taolo 084 339 5673

Daniswa Mphunye 079 983 8715 / 071 392 6348

Boitumelo Phirisi 078 069 5104

Dineo Modise 073 180 3543

Thelma Gaborone 072 845 4904 / 083 856 8521

Neville Fritz 082 450 3772

Gustav Kros 082 299 6502

Jacques Kriek 083 235 1993

Mark Birch 082 456 0645

Peter Le Roux 083 8206

Nicolaas Engelbrecht 053 551 0295

Warren Venter 082 468 4731

Routes Cape Namibia Route +27 53 833 1434 Kalahari Dune Route +27 82 492 3469 Karoo Hoogland Route +27 23 571 1087 Namaqua Coastal Route +27 27 672 1752 Richtersveld Route +27 82 335 1399 Kokerboom Food and Wine Route +27 54 491 1325 Provincial nature reserves Doornkloof Nature Reserve +27 51 753 3006/5 Goegap Nature Reserve +27 27 718 9906 Rolfontein Nature Reserve +27 53 664 0900 Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve +27 27 218 1159 Witsand Nature Reserve +27 83 234 7573 National Parks in the Northern Cape Augrabies Falls National Park +27 54 452 9200 |Ais-|Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park +27 27 831 1506 Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park +27 54 561 2000 Mokala National Park +27 53 204 0158 Namaqua National Park +27 27 672 1948 Tankwa National Park +27 27 341 1927

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Kimberley and Region Museums Alexander McGregor Memorial Museum Chapel Street, Tel. 053 839-2722 Mon - Fri: 09:00 to 17:00; Sat & Sun: Closed Clyde N Terry Hall of Militaria MOTH Centre, Tel. 053 832-7013 By Appointment Duggan-Cronin Ethnographic Gallery Tel. 053 839-2722 Mon - Fri: 09:00 to 17:00; Open on weekends and public holidays by appointment only Dunluce 10 Lodge Road, Tel. 053 839-2722 By Appointment only. Max 15 persons in group

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FG Tait Golf Museum Kimberley Golf Club Johannesburg Road (N12) Tel. 053 841-0179 Tues - Sun: 08:00 to 20:00 Kimberley Mine Museum Tel. 053 830-4417 Mon - Sun: 08:00 - 17:00; Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. McGregor Museum Atlas Street, Tel. 053 839-2700 Mon - Sat: 09:00 to 17:00; Sun: 14:00 to 17:00; Holidays: 10:00 to 17:00 Rudd House 4 Loch Road, Belgravia Tel. 053 839-2722 By Appointment only. Max 15 persons in group Transport Museum Kimberley Railway Station Tel. 053 838-2376 Mon - Fri: 09:00 to 15:30

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Wildebeestkuil Rock Art Centre Tel. 053 833-7069 Mon - Fri: 09:00 to 16:00; Sat/Sun: 10:00 to 16:00 William Humphreys Art Gallery Tel. 053 831-1724, Civic Centre

Mon - Fri: 08:00 to 16:45; Sat: 10:00 - 16:45; Sun: 09:00 to 12:00 Magersfontein Museum Tel. 053 833-7115 Open daily: 08:00 to 17:00. Tours available


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