Cheap Flights to Kimberley

 

Cheap Flights To KimberleyFirst named Vooruitzigt then New Rush, the town ended up being named Kimberley and is today, the capital of the Northern Cape Province.

Globally known for its Big Hole and dazzling diamonds it was in 1866 that Erasmus Jacobs discovered a small shining pebble on the banks of the Orange River that turned out to be a 21.25-carat diamond, the Eureka. In 1869 the Star of South Africa, an 83.5-carat diamond was found nearby. The town had, from 1871 to 1914, 50,000 miners digging away with picks and shovels producing 2,722kg of diamonds. Kimberley was by 1873 the second largest town in the country with a population of around 40,000.

October 1899 saw the start of the Second Boer War that continued until February 1900 with a concentration camp housing Boer women and children, constructed by the British.

The first ever flying school was established in the town in 1913 with the first female in Africa, Ann Maria Bocciarelli, receiving her pilots license.

For hotel accommodation the Halfway House Hotel, a bed and breakfast establishment offers comfortable, elegant and spacious rooms with en-suite bathrooms while The Kimberley Club, a 4-Star hotel in operation since 1881 provides luxury and numerous function facilities. There’s certainly no shortage of marvellous Guest Houses and B&Bs for visitors to choose from.

In and around Kimberley visitors have game and nature reserves, golf courses, hiking trails, wine estates, health resorts and a number of excellent restaurants for a superior dining experience.

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Cheap Flights To Kimberley – One-way

Route Airline Price Trip dates Search date
Flights from Johannesburg to Kimberley South African Airways R884 15 Jan 22 Oct 06:10
Flights from Bloemfontein to Kimberley South African Airways R1 944 8 Feb 31 Oct 06:10
Flights from Pietermaritzburg to Kimberley South African Airways R2 259 21 Dec 13 Oct 06:10
Flights from Skukuza to Kimberley South African Airways R2 984 25 May 25 Nov 06:10
Flights from Upington to Kimberley South African Airways R3 479 16 Jan 23 Aug 00:12
Prices based on live searches up till 11 Dec 00:00 and are subject to change.


Cheap Flights To Kimberley – Return

Route Airline Price Trip dates Search date
Flights from Bloemfontein to Kimberley South African Airways R3 888 8 Feb 31 Oct 06:10
Flights from Upington to Kimberley South African Airways R6 958 16 Jan 23 Aug 00:12
Prices based on live searches up till 11 Dec 00:00 and are subject to change.


Kimberley Airport

Kimberley Airport, Comp Patterson Rd, Diskobolos, Kimberley, 8300, South Africa

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When to visit
The best time to visit Kimberley would be determined by your preference for particular weather or a specific reason for your visit. If you have an aversion to heat, don’t visit during summer.

Climate
With a continental climate Kimberley’s summer season is hot and wet with midday temperatures in January sometimes reaching 36°C and higher while March is the wettest month and spring being more agreeable than the hot summer months. Autumn is also pleasant while winter has warmish dry days with July being the coldest producing temperatures sometimes below freezing.

Seasons
Summer         –           1 December to end February

Autumn          –           1 March to end May

Winter            –           1 June to end August

Spring            –           1 September to end November

Getting around Kimberley
There is no bus service in the city so the ideal solution to seeing all Kimberley has to offer is to hire a rental vehicle. Many reputable car hire companies like Tempest, Imperial, Avis and others are located in the city and at the airport. For quick trips private taxis can also be hired.

Getting downtown from the airport
Visitors should check if their accommodation establishment provides a pick-up and drop-off service from the airport and if not, a rental vehicle is always a great option for freedom of travel. Also available is Mothebe Shuttle, a black and proudly South African Tourism group established in 2006 that offers airport and point to point transfers including coaches and luxury vehicles.

Kimberley insider information

  • Aeroplane enthusiasts should visit the Pioneers of Aviation Museum situated on the site of the first flying school in South Africa, established in 1913.
  • A worthwhile stop-over at the Duggan-Cronin Gallery that houses some of the best photographic pieces in the country.
  • Golfers shouldn’t miss the first golfing museum in Africa, the Freddie Tait Golf Museum. Tait won major tournaments in 1896 and 1898 but sadly lost his life during the Anglo-Boer War in 1900. Covering 100 years of golfing history, the museum displays artefacts and trophies.
  • Go back in time with a relaxed trip on one of Kimberley’s vintage trams.
  • On the R357, between Kimberley and Douglas, you’ll find the DaRiva Houseboat on the Vaal River with 50km of fishing waters or for birders, the African Fish Eagle, Giant Kingfisher and more. Overnight and weekend cruises accommodate 10 guests with full accommodation including loads of water sports. Booking is essential.
  • The Sol Plaatje Museum and Library celebrates this amazing man who was the first Secretary-General of the ANC, a journalist, writer and politician and the first black South African to author a book written in English. A Tswana speaker, he was fluent in English, German, French, Dutch, Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa and Afrikaans.
  • Birders should not miss Kamfers Dam, one of four breeding sites for the Lesser Flamingo, classified as Near Threatened. Tens of thousands feeding and breeding guarantee a breathtaking sight.