The Big Hole won the award for Universal Accessibility and the Visitor Experience Award for the Northern Cape Province.
The Big Hole is the largest man made hole in the world. A tour of the visitor centre is a must when you visit Kimberley. Here you will be introduced to the diamond history of South Africa in the form of a short introductory movie where after our guide will take you on a tour to see the Big Hole, experience our simulated underground experience, view various exhibitions including the geology of diamonds. You will also be shown the world’s largest diamond display. The old town (Kimberley Mine Museum as it was known) gives the visitor an idea of what Kimberley looked like 120 years ago. The shops display items that would have been sold in Kimberley and represent shops that really existed in Kimberley. The visitor could also enjoy light refreshments at the Coffee Shop or something a bit more substantial at the Occidental Bar, situated in the Old Town. We also have various curio shops and jewellers on our premises.