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One Day in Kimberley and the world’s your diamond

Returning from Cape Town in Jan, I made sure that we spent a night in Kimberley for the children to visit the big hole.  This man made wonder is at the heart of a place where past and present seem to co-exist.  The spirit of adventure rises from the dust.  My children (6 & 9) were less interested in the hole than I expected but their imaginations were fueled, and they spent more time scratching in the dirt for possibly overlooked diamonds than taking in their surroundings.

We loved the tram ride on the old restored tram.

Diamonds are a girls best friend

 This old electric car in the museum really brought out the conspiracy theorist in me.  100 Years ago there was an electric car!  Let me repeat that 100 YEARS, and we’re not all driving them yet???!!!After visiting the big hole we had lunch at Artistia Foods.  Absolutely the BEST value meal we’ve EVER had.  They have 1 set meal each day for lunch and supper.  Lunch was R35 (Cliff thinks it was R30 but he must be wrong), that was a good helping of Chicken a la King, a juice and a salad.  If you’re ever in Kimberley looking for a restaurant to eat at, you can’t go wrong at Artistia.  Heck if I lived in Kimberley I’d eat there a few times a week!  Artistia is at 159 Dutoitspan road , Belgravia, Kimberley

Although the kids loved our outing, I think they were a teeny bit young to fully appreciate the historical significance of the place and I would like to take them back in about 5 years time.

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