Tourist Attractions and Tours

Visitors to Kimberley generally agree that one night in the city is not nearly enough to savour its rich historical heritage. Kimberley is definitely much more than its premier attraction, the Big Hole.Attractions within 15 minutes’ walk of Milner House:

Other Attractions:


  • Big Hole and Open Mine Museum: 1½-2 hrs
  • McGregor Museum: 1½-2 hrs
  • Duggan-Cronin Gallery (Ethnographic Museum): 1-1½ hrs
  • Dunluce and Rudd House: 2 hrs
  • William Humphreys Art Gallery (the only A-grade art gallery in SA): 1-1½ hrs
  • St Cyprians Anglican Cathedral: 1 hr
  • St Cyprians Anglican Cathedral and Sister Henrietta Stockdale Chapel (story of nursing on the diamond fields): 2 hrs
  • Belgravia Walk (magnificent architecture in Kimberley’s first residential suburb): 2 hrs
  • Focusing on Sol Plaatje (founder member and first general secretary of the ANC): 1½-2 hrs
  • Magersfontein Battlefield and Museum: 3½ hrs
  • Nooitgedacht Glacial Pavings and Canteen Koppie (site of first alluvial diamond diggings in SA): 3½-4 hrs
  • Tours to modern alluvial digging (hand and mechanical diggers): weekdays only
  • Ghost Trail – Kimberley by night with quite a few ghostly stories! More suitable for groups: approx. 4 hrs
  • N12 Battlefields Route: full day
  • Archaeological Route – sites of ancient San rock engravings, glacial pavings and early history: half day