Kimberley Big Hole (South Africa). Kimberley is the home of De Beers Consolidated Diamond Mines, some of the world's richest diamond mines, and it is still considered to be the capital of the world's diamond industry. It was here that the famous Star of Africa was found, a magnificent 83.5 carat diamond.
Honoured Dead Memorial in Kimberley was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and built with red sandstone from the Matopo Hills in Zimbabwe. It was built to commemorate those who died in the Siege of Kimberley during the Anglo-Boer War. It was dedicated on 28-11-1904.
Travel to Great Mirror with the The Great Mirror
The Great Mirror is a collection of several thousand photos showing cultural rather than physical landscapes. They are intended to illuminate the people who have shaped the face of the earth and are reflected in it. These photographs were taken over the last 30 years by Bret Wallach, a geography professor at the University of Oklahoma.
45 Fun Family Vacation Activities in South Africa
Looking for fun, family-friendly places to visit on your South African holiday? We’ve rounded up 5 of the best destinations for Mom’s, Dad’s and the Looking for some fun ideas for your next family vacation? Travelstart.co.za provides an exciting list of things to do in each of South Africa's 9 provinces!
The Electrical Origin of Kimberlite Pipes
One of the more perplexing mysteries in geology is the mechanism behind kimberlite eruption at the Earth’s surface, because these eruptions have never been witnessed.