The Protea Hotel Kimberley is a new 4-star luxury hotel built right on the edge of the world-famous Kimberley Big Hole. This area enjoys a heritage of impressive diamond mining that led to its population and its impact on South Africa's history and wealth.
This prime positioning means that the hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the mining village, war routes, museums and other tourist attractions within the area.
The Protea Hotel Kimberley combines modern accommodation, personalised service, convenient amenities and those special added extras to ensure that guests are pampered and comfortable during their stay in Kimberley.
Whether they relax on the viewing deck with a refreshing drink or take advantage of their comfortable suites, guests are always invited to make this their home from home.
The Protea Hotel Kimberley has 94 en-suite rooms, each equipped with king-size beds, double beds or twin beds. Standard facilities include air-conditioning, a LCD television with satellite, high-speed internet access, a work desk and a refreshment station with tea and coffee.
Each room has a home-like cosiness as well as modern amenities and stylish décor. This means that the Protea Hotel Kimberley is ideal for both corporate and leisure travellers.
This 4-star hotel is equipped with an on-site bar and restaurant. Delicious breakfasts are served from 06h30 to 10h30. Light lunches and A-la-Carte dinners are tasty and made using a range of fresh ingredients and mouth-watering flavours. Cocktails from the bar are best enjoyed on the pool deck or on the viewing deck, from where the Big Hole is clearly visible.
Services and Facilities
In addition to the in-room amenities, the Protea Hotel Kimberley also offers guests:
The Protea Hotel Kimberley is only one kilometre from the city centre of Kimberley with its cultural, historical and business attractions. This city is the capital of the Northern Cape Province and has always featured in the history of this country for its proliferation of diamonds. Guests of the hotel can walk to the Big Hole and Mine Museum, as well as several other popular tourist attractions.
The Big Hole is the world's largest hand-dug mine and is what has made the small town of Kimberley famous. Since it was first discovered, miners have dug to a depth of 215 metres into the earth, recovering more than 2700 kilograms of precious diamonds.
The Xun Khwe Wildebeestkuil Rock Art Project displays hundreds and hundreds of rock engravings left in the Kimberley mountain faces by this area's first inhabitants. The engravings tell a tale of crude implements and ancient rituals. There are various war memorials in and around Kimberley as well as museums and galleries dedicated to the lives and cultures of the indigenous people. These include the Peace and Justice Memorial, Cape Police Memorial, Honoured Dead Memorial, McGregor Memorial Museum and the Duggan-Cronin Gallery.
The hotel staff will be happy to arrange an archaeological tour for those who are fascinated by the remains of a fascinating world. Alternatively, guests can embark on a diamond field tour or a provincial legislature tour. Alternatively, explore the region's history by indulging in a cold ale at the Star of the West, one of the country's oldest pubs.
Bookworms should pay the Africana Library a visit. This is known as one of South Africa's best research libraries. Those who are more interested in immersing themselves in local culture will enjoy a township tour with Galeshewe. Kimberley locals love being outdoors and visitors are encouraged to partake in some fun and exciting outdoor activities. These include rugby, cricket, football, fly-fishing, hiking, game drives, horseback riding and more.