Kimberley is a prospecting city famous for its quality
diamonds, the largest man-made excavation in the world and
impressive variety of tourists attractions. It is the
capital city of the Northern Cape and surrounded by five of
South Africa's big rivers, two of them being the Orange and
Surrounding Kimberley are many memorials and sites of some
important battles of the Anglo-Boer war, most notably the
Siege of Kimberley in 1899 with the famous "Long Cecil" on
display, and the battlefield site of Magersfontein where
Boer General used trench warfare for the first time.
Kimberley tram service operates daily between 09:00 and
16:15 carrying visitors between the City Hall and the Big
Hole and Kimberly Mine Museum. En route visitors are treated
to some of the city's historical and noteworthy sites, while
the tram also stops outside the Star of the West, the oldest
pub in Kimberley.