Kimberley City Guide
Avis City Guide - Overview of KimberleyKimberley is a great starting point from which to explore South Africa’s largest and most thinly populated province, and you can rely on our Avis mini guides to show you all the best places to visit while travelling here.
Start off your plans for visiting the Northern Cape by arranging an Avis hire car and make sure your mini guide is close at hand before you take your leave of the welcoming Avis rental agents. Then take to the road less travelled with your guide to the Northern Cape.
Kimberley and the diamond fields
Kimberley Airport is a small unassuming terminal, located just 9km from all the tourist attractions of Kimberley, and close to wherever you need to be on holiday or a business trip. For travel to other areas of the Northern Cape, Avis has branches offering the full range of products and services to make your travel dreams a reality at:
- Kathu Sishen
- Upington Airport
Once you have landed in Kimberley, you will find our Avis Kimberley Airport outlet just outside of the main terminal building. Pick up your car and you enjoy the freedom to explore the museums, dams, quaint towns and nature reserves which are abundant in the diamond fields, or to make tracks to your business dealings in town.
Historic sites of Kimberley
Those who are lucky enough to have time on their side will find no shortage of things to see in Kimberley itself, such as:
Other things to do in Kimberley
It is not all about a history lesson in Kimberley though, try these other fun activities while you are in town:
- Family friendly restaurants
- Trips underground into a diamond mine
- Shopping at gift shops and jewellers
- Children’s activities in Old Town
- Night-time ghost tours
- Golf or drinks at Kimberley Golf Club
- The William Humphreys Art Gallery
- Flamingo Casino
- Drinks and dinner at the SkyBar
Heading out of town
Surprisingly scenic drives through waving acacia-dotted grasslands and thriving agricultural scenes await you and your Avis hire car just on the outskirts of Kimberley. Take a drive to Hartswater, about 120km away, and then return via Barkly West to get a feel for the things to see and do in the area such as:
Need somewhere to stay?
Careful planning reveals that you will need a few days to make the most of your trip to Kimberley, so try to stay longer if you can. A wide range of accommodation is available in and around Kimberley regardless of your budget.
Thrifty travellers can check in to the Sun1 or Oak Rest Guesthouse, while those who crave a luxurious destination may choose from the Kimberley Anne Hotel or the Protea Hotel by Marriott Kimberley, all located within 10km of Kimberley Airport.
On the way out
When the time comes to bid a fond farewell to the diamond fields, simply hand your Avis hire car back to one of our rental agents us at our Avis Kimberley Airport Branch.
While you await your flight you can enjoy a drink at the airport pub and invoke the envy of your friends by updating your social media pages with all the wonderful images of your visit, courtesy of the terminal’s Wi-Fi hotspot.
Whatever your reasons for visiting the Northern Cape, we look forward to helping you find your way with our Avis mini guides and the flexibility of an Avis hire car.