Capital of the Northern Cape, Kimberley is well known for the discovery of diamonds that led to its establishment in 1893. British businessmen Cecil Rhodes and Barney Barnato made their fortunes in Kimberley, and the roots of the De Beers company can also be traced to the early days of the mining town. Kimberley was the first city in the Southern Hemisphere and the second in the world after Philadelphia to integrate electric street lights into its infrastructure on September 2, 1882. The first Stock Exchange in Africa was also built in Kimberley, as early as 1881. Read more >
Activity: Visit to the Big Hole, Diamond Mine Museum, Noord-Kaap Mall, William Humphreys Art Gallery and the McGregor House Museum.
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