In the process of identifying tourist attractions in Kimberley, the emphasis falls time and again on the historical importance of the architecture of old Kimberley. The compactness of Kimberley means that many of the historical sites can be experienced through a number of walks and driving tours. These can be undertaken with a qualified local guide or on your own using the descriptions provided in our tourist walks and routes pages.
Kimberley is proud to be one of the most authentic historical destinations in South Africa. Because of the finding of diamonds as far back as the 1870s, Kimberley soon emerged as one of the first major towns in South Africa. This economic and political turmoil resulted in the emergence of many famous people.
Listed above are what we consider to be the Big 8 Tourist Attractions for visitors to Kimberley and the surrounding area, providing something to suit everyone's taste. Please enjoy our little 'taster' as you plan your trip to the diamond fields.