The Northern Cape

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  • 1. Big Hole

    Mine

    If you do one thing in Kimberley, visit the Big Hole, at 2,690 feet deep, the largest hand-dug hole in the world. Although water now fill most...Read More

  • 2. Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Tourism Centre

    Ruins

    At the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Tourism Centre, the half-mile-long San Rock Art Trail takes you on a short walk back through time. Billed as...Read More

  • 3. Africana Library

    Library/Archive

    Housed in the old Kimberley Public Library, which was built in 1887, this is one of the country's premier reference libraries. Books are shelved...Read More

  • 4. Augrabies Falls National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    South Africa's largest falls in volume of water, Augrabies plunges 653 feet over terraces and into a gorge 18 km (11 miles) long, which was...Read More

  • 5. Bezalel Estate Cellars

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    If you are a fan of Cognac and liqueurs, then a stop here is a must. From his pot still, Tinus Bezuidenhout produces and sells really good brandies...Read More

  • 6. Camel Statue

    Public Art

    About 2 km (1 mile) from the Kalahari-Oranje Museum, in front of the Upington police station, the Camel Statue stands as a bronze monument to...Read More

  • 7. Canteen Kopje Archaeological Site

    Ruins

    Today you can visit the open-air Canteen Kopje Archaeological Site to view both archaeological and geological treasures, ranging from Stone...Read More

  • 8. Duggan Cronin Gallery

    Museum/Gallery

    This gallery houses early photographs of Africa and its inhabitants taken by A. M. Duggan Cronin, an Irishman who arrived in 1897 to work as...Read More

  • 9. Dunluce

    Historic Home

    A well-known Kimberley landmark, the family home of merchant John Orr has a colonial wraparound veranda painted a distinctive green and white...Read More

  • 10. George Swanson Enterprises

    Other Attraction

    This is odd and quite unexpected establishment is an interesting find. If you've grown frustrated driving past land you know contains quartz...Read More

  • 11. Goegap Nature Reserve

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Each spring this reserve transforms into a wildflower mosaic, which you can discover on either of two short—4- and 6-km (2½- and 4-mile)—walking...Read More

  • 12. Kalahari-Oranje Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The Kalahari-Oranje Museum comprises simple whitewashed buildings that were erected by missionary Christiaan Schroder in the 1870s. It has displays...Read More

  • 13. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Originally called Kalahari Gemsbok National Park when it was first incorporated in 1931, Kgalagadi was combined with Botswana's Gemsbok National...Read More

  • 14. Kuruman Moffat Mission

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Established in 1816, the Kuruman Moffat Mission is the most famous mission station in Africa. It was headed by Robert Moffat from 1820 until...Read More

  • 15. Leliefontein

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A 29-km (18-mile) detour from Kamieskroon brings you to this old Methodist mission station at the top of the Kamiesberg, which has spectacular...Read More

  • 16. Magersfontein Battlefield Museum

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Where this evocative, barren national monument now stands, the Boers resoundingly defeated British forces marching to relieve besieged Kimberley...Read More

  • 17. Mary Moffat Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    In 1803 the London Missionary Society established a mission here, and Mary Moffat, wife of explorer David Livingstone, was born here. The old...Read More

  • 18. McGregor Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This graceful Kimberley landmark, built at Rhodes's instigation, was first used as a sanatorium, then an upscale hotel, and later as a girls...Read More

  • 19. Namaqua National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    During its flower season (August through early October), Namaqua National Park can usually be counted on for superb wildflower displays, even...Read More

  • 20. Namaqualand Museum

    Educational Institution

    Displays at the Namaqualand Museum tell the history of Namaqualand, the town of Springbok, and the people who lived here. Articles range from...Read More

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