Kimberley

  • Kimberley is the
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  • The Big Hole is a former working mine in Kimberley. The Eureka diamond was discovered by a child in the 19th century, evoking a real infatuation with the mineral.
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  • The prison is located in South Africa's Western Cape and is famous for having housed Nelson Mandela, who served his three final years of detention there.
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  • The Gibb River Road is one of Kimberley's main attractions, giving visitors the opportunity to dive into a scenery of spectacular gorges, rock pools, and extraordinary waterfalls.
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  • Tourists often visit the state-preserved natural areas which offer plenty of biking and walking opportunites.
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  • The crocodile is one of the most dangerous species to mankind and there are plenty of them in South Africa.
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  • Vaalbos National Park lies north-west of Kimberley and provides a great opportunity to visit a nature reserve and observe the flora and fauna of the Karoo and Kalahari regions.
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Kimberley is the "city of diamonds", where the main industry is focused on the mining activity. This is where the famous De Beers Consolited Mines is prospering and that Cecil John Rhodes (who gave his name to Rhodesia, nowadays Zimbabwe) has earned his incalculable fortune. Getting on the brink of the "Big Hole", you can take a glimpse into the largest hole ever made by humans, the place where for a long time gems were extracted, before the digging of mine galleries. Reaching a depth of about 2,600 feet, the Big Hole is now three-quarters filled up with water (and you can enter it through a gate from the Mining Museum).

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