Kimberley Airport is located at Kimberley, capital of Northern Cape Province in South Africa. The airport stands majestically elevated at 3, 950 feet above sea level with two asphalt paved runways. If you are looking for cheap car hire Kimberley Airport then compare prices with us.
Airlink and South African Express connect Kimberley Airport with Cape Town and OR Tambo. In 2012, the airport received 153, 125 passengers that makes it a rather busy place.
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Entering the city after departing Kimberley Airport in a rental car, the first word that comes to mind is diamonds, of course. If America had the gold rush, Kimberley made it fabulously big with diamonds. Kimberley City is located 110 km away from the meeting point of the the Vaal and Orange Rivers. Starting in 1866, after diamonds were found, a massive hole was dug for mining purposes. Hard to believe historical truths but 50,000 miners dug the massive hole with crude implements. An incredible 2, 722 kg of diamonds was the fruit of their labor. Kimberley Mines reached a depth of 240 meters. Kimberley is also well known for the Second Boer War between the British Empire and two independent Boer Republics, the Transvaal and the Orange, starting in 1899. After the British Empire won the lingering battle, the two republics were assimilated into South Africa, a dominion of the British Empire.
Attractions for Tourists
The entire Kimberley experience is facilitated by a car rental to transport you from the hotel for sightseeing adventures and back again. The Big Hole or Kimberley Mines is at the top of the tourist agenda. A colossus of human labor, skill and greed, the diamond mining appears an unlikely fairy tale. The Kimberley Mine Museum has depicted a piece of history with renovated structures to preserve the historical ambience for posterity. The Diamond Diggers Memorial Fountain is apt tribute to the triumph of human labor. Magersfontein Battlefield also reveals a chapter of war history. The Flamingo Casino alongside Kimberley Golf Club provides vibrant experiences of both the gambling world and the nuances of a gentlemanly game.
William Humphrey Art Gallery makes up the artistic values of the city tour with exposure to exquisite 16th and 17th century Dutch, British and French paintings. Sol Plaatje's house, St Cyprian's Cathedral, flamingoes at Kamfers Dam and The Transnet Railway Museum are some other tourist hotspots. A rented car achieves everything.
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