Weekend in Kimberley

3 Days – Self Drive

Highlights: Enjoy a weekend in Kimberley and take part in special activities that the city has to offer. Explore the famous Big Hole of Kimberley. View local museums and learn about important personalities that stayed in the city and their history. Enjoy Northern Cape nature and game rides at Mokala National Park.

Day 1: (Friday) The Big Hole & Ghost Trail

Upon arrival in Kimberley (after 14h00) check in at your accommodation for the weekend. The Savoy Hotel & Conference Centre was established in 1892 and is one of the oldest and most enchanting hotels in Kimberley.

Start your weekend in Kimberley with a visit to the Big Hole. The Big Hole-tour starts with the screening of the “Diamond & Destiny” and continues with the viewing of the Big Hole from the suspended observation post. Enjoy an underground tour, graphic displays on the formation & recovery of diamonds as well as happenings within the diamond industry and historic events. Visit the Diamond Vault with the largest display of diamonds in the world.

Return to the Savoy Hotel to enjoy a delicious dinner at the Tiffany’s Restaurant.

An optional Ghost tour is offered in the evening with the opportunity to see some of the 158 ‘verified’ haunted houses and buildings in Kimberley. (Minimum 4 pax)

Accommodation: Savoy Hotel Kimberley, DBB

Day 2: (Saturday) Magersfontein Battlefield & Mokala National Park

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Savoy Hotel. After your breakfast travel to the Magersfontein Battlefield situated outside the city of Kimberley. The Magersfontein Battle was a short and furious battle, and although many lives were lost, this battle has an interesting story attached to it. A story of bravery, respect, empathy and compassion. Learn more at the museum.

Continue afterwards to the Mokala National Park, conveniently situated only 75 km southwest of Kimberley. Mokala is South Africa’s latest National Park and was proclaimed in June 2007. The isolate hills give the place a calming feeling of seclusion. You will have the opportunity to participate in guided game drives with experience rangers. The Savoy Hotel will provide you with a lunch box, so you can take in every detail of your surroundings. Enjoy one of the organized game drives.

Should you come back in the early afternoon, visit the Mc Gregor Museum (open until 17h00). The Museum, located in a historic building provides interesting exhibits of Natural History, Kimberley legends and political life.

Accommodation: Savoy Hotel Kimberley, BB

Day 3: (Sunday) Art Museum & Belgravia Walk

After breakfast, see the surprising art collection of William Humphrey. His personal collection of the 16th and 17th century Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, British and French paintings, antique furniture and other objects are astonishing in their variety. The William Humphrey Art Gallery is in the centre of Kimberley.

From here you can join the 2km Belgravia Walk, where you will pass 33 places of interest in Kimberley, including the Statue of Cecil John Rhodes, site of the Belgravia Mine, Alex Memorial Gardens and Battle of Square Hill Memorial. On this walk, you can stop at any Restaurant or café for lunch.

After that it is already time to head back home. Collect your luggage at the hotel.

In the afternoon you can enjoy the variety of the art collection by William Humphrey. His personal collection of the 16th and 17th century Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, British and French paintings, antique furniture and other objects are astonishing in their variety. The William Humphrey Art Gallery is in the centre of Kimberley

We wish a safe trip home.

 Price: R 870 per Person (valid until 31 October 2012) 

Includes: 2 nights accommodation with Breakfast, 1 Lunchbox & 1 Dinner

Not included: Activities & Transport

Accommodation: Savoy Hotel Kimberley 

If you wish to book, please contact:


or call

+27 74 171 3432

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Activity Details

(not included)

 The Big Hole

Opening Hours:
8h00 – 17h00, tours on weekends at 09h00, 11h00, 13h00 and 15h00.Duration: approx. 2 hours
Entrance: R 75.00 per adult, R 45.00 for children (4 – 17 years)
Tel. +27 (0)53 830 4417

The Ghost Tour

Time: 18h00
Duration: 3 hours
Rate: R 360 per Person (minimum 4 pax)
Contact: Savoy Hotel

Magersfontein Battlefield

Time: 08h00 – 17h00, Monday to Sunday
Entrance: adult R15.00, child R8.00
Contact: 053-833 7115

 Mc Gregor Museum

Time: 09h00-17h00
Duration: approx. 1 hour
Entrance: adult R 20.00, child R 13.00
Contact: 053 839 2700

Mokala National Park

Time: 06h00-19h00 in summer, 07h00-18h00 in winter.
Daily Conservation fee: R 22.00 pp (RSA), R 44 (SADC), R 88.00 (rest of world) 
Guided Game Drives (No children under 6 years permitted)
Morning Drive:                   06h00-09h00 in summer, 07h00-10h00 in winter (R130pp)
Day Drive:                        11h00-1400 in summer, 10h00-13h00 in winter (R120pp)
Rock Engraving Drive:                   10h00-13h00 or 11h00-14h00 (R150 pp, book at least 2 hours before departure)
Sunset Drive:                     17h00-20h00 in summer, 16h00-19h00 in winter                       (R120pp)
Night Drive:                       19h00-22h00 in summer, 18h00-21h00 in winter (R 120 pp, book at least 2 hours before departure.

 Belgravia Walk

Duration: approx. 2 hours
Entrance: n/a
Contact: Savoy Hotel Kimberley for suitable maps
Williams Humphrey Art Gallery
Time: Sundays 14h00-17h00, Saturday 10h00-16h45.
Entrance: adult R 5.00, children/ students R 2.00
Contact: 053 831 1724 

Above information is subject to change.