The Big Hole, Open Mine or Kimberley Mine (Afrikaans: Groot Gat) is an open-pit and underground mine in Kimberley, South Africa, and claimed to be the largest hole excavated by hand, although this claim is disputed.
Latitude and longitude of Kimberley
Kimberley is the capital of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. It is located approximately 110 km east of the confluence of the Vaal and Orange Rivers. The city has considerable historical significance due to its diamond mining past and the siege during the Second Boer War.
Latitude: -28° 43' 56.14" S
Longitude: 24° 45' 44.35" E
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The Siege of Kimberley took place during the Second Boer War at Kimberley, Cape Colony (present-day South Africa), when Boer forces from the Orange Free State and the Transvaal besieged the diamond mining town.
Long Cecil is a unique one-off gun, designed by George Labram, a United States citizen, and built in the workshops of the De Beers mining company in Kimberley for use by the British during the Siege of Kimberley in the Second Boer War.
The McGregor Museum in Kimberley, South Africa, originally known as the Alexander McGregor Memorial Museum, is a multidisciplinary museum which serves Kimberley and the Northern Cape, established in 1907.
Kimberley Airport (IATA: KIM, ICAO: FAKM) is an airport serving Kimberley, the capital city of the province of Northern Cape in South Africa.
De Beers Diamond Oval is a multi-purpose stadium in Kimberley, South Africa. It is currently used mostly for cricket matches and hosted three matches during the 2003 Cricket World Cup. The stadium has a capacity of 11,000 people.
Kamfers Dam is a privately owned permanent water body of 400 ha, situated to the immediate north of Kimberley, South Africa. The wetland was originally an ephemeral pan, often dry and dependent on rain water.
The Nooitgedacht Glacial Pavements comprise a geological feature between Kimberley and Barkly West, South Africa, pertaining to the Palaeozoic-age Dwyka Ice Age, or Karoo Ice Age, (some 300 million years ago) where the glacially scoured (smoothed an…
Kimberley railway station is the central railway station of the city of Kimberley, in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.
The Honoured Dead Memorial is a provincial heritage site in Kimberley in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.
Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre is a rock engraving site with visitor centre on land owned by the !Xun and Khwe San situated about 16 km from Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. It is a declared Provincial Heritage Site managed by the Northern C…
The Cathedral Church of St Cyprian the Martyr, Kimberley, is the seat of the Bishop of the Kimberley and Kuruman, Anglican Church of Southern Africa.
The Magersfontein /ˈmɑːxərsfɒnteɪn/ battlefield is a site of the Battle of Magersfontein (December 1899), part of the Second Boer War in South Africa.
Kimberley Boys' High School is a state secondary school or high school situated adjacent to the Honoured Dead Memorial, in the arc between Dalham and Memorial Roads, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa – a site it has occupied since January 1914.…
Hoffe Park Stadium, also known by is sponsored branding name, GWK Park, is a multi-purpose stadium in Kimberley, South Africa. It is part of a larger multi-sport complex known as Hoffe Park. It is currently used mostly for rugby union matches and is…
The William Humphreys Art Gallery, in Kimberley, South Africa, was opened in 1952 and named after its principal benefactor, William Benbow Humphreys (1889–1965).
St. Cyprian's Grammar School in Kimberley, South Africa, is a co-educational English-medium independent school for Grades R and 1-12, attached to St Cyprian's Cathedral (Anglican Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman, Anglican Church of Southern Africa).
The Malay Camp in Kimberley, South Africa, was a cosmopolitan suburb which was subject to forced removals prior to the Group Areas Act.