ATTRACTIONS

Attractions around the Australian Arms Guesthouse

  • bighole Situated on-site of the Big Hole Tourism centre, you and your family can have a relaxed and fun day exploring the birth of the diamond city, walk through replica shops and go underground in a mining shaft. This really is a must if you are a tourist in Kimberley!
  • The McGregor Museum in Atlas Street, Belgravia, has on display history as well as Natural History items. Housed in the old Sanatorium which was built by Cecil Rhodes, this magnificent museum is not to be missed.
  • Next to McGregor is the Duggan-Cronin Gallery, with an excellent display of the photographic works on the people of Africa, as photographed by Duggan-Cronin long ago.
  • One of the best art galleries in the country, the William Humphries Art Gallery has on display some of the finest art in South Africa. The gallery is situated in Cullinan Street, opposite the Oppenheimer Gardens where the Malay Camp used to be. An on-site memorial and information panels about the Malay Camp can be seen in the Gardens. * The Sol Plaatje Museum in Angel Street is dedicated to Solomon Plaatje, writer of "Nkosi Sikilele" and founder member of the ANC.
  • Kimberley played an extremely important role during the Anglo-Boer War and is also part of the Battlefield Route. Magersfontein Battlefield Museum is an Anglo-Boer War museum. It is situated approximately 32 km from Kimberley. Here you can relive the Battle of Magersfontein not only on the actual Battle Field, but also in the visitor centre.
  • Kamfersdam is situated on the northern outskirts of Kimberley and a birdwatcher's paradise - it is a very important habitat of flamingos and other bird species. Information panels can be seen next to the water.
  • Your gateway to Wildebeest Kuil's rock art is a visitors' centre where displays and a 25-minute film introduce you to the site. Then choose to go on an audio tour of the site (you will receive a small portable audio player), and you will enjoy fascinating commentary at each of 10 marked "stations".
  • On the road to Barkly West, you will find the turn off to the Nooitgedacht glacial pavings. Here you will be able to see the marks that shifting ice left on the rocks. These rocks are also richly engraved with Khoi San rock art.
  • The Transport Museum at the station tells the history of transport in Kimberley and is well worth a visit.
  • Various Game Farms can be visited. These privately owned farms offer game drives where you can see various antelope at close distances. It offers the ideal opportunity to take that special photograph you always wanted to.