Romantic things to do in Kimberley
Kimberley is a charming town in which to spend Valentine’s Day filled with attractions, hotels and restaurants that will please both male and female. If you still haven’t recovered financially from the December/January stretch then there are loads of fun things you two can do without spending big.
Take a selfie with a ghost
Perhaps you little lovebirds are looking for something a little more adventurous and thrilling to do. Gather your ghost busting skills and go on a tour to explore the spookiest parts of Kimberley. According to legend, ghosts still roam the streets of Kimberley at night and the Haunted Corners and Ghost Trail tour is the best way to see if it is true.
The tour begins at the Honoured Dead Memorial and leads you to the most haunted corners of the city. The Kimberley Club, which is a stop included in the tour, is one of South Africa’s most haunted hotels.
Gentlemen, this is your best chance to be her knight in shining armour every time she turns to you when scared. That is, if you can handle it.
Go to the William Humphreys Art Gallery
Show him or her your cultured side and go on a tour through the William Humphreys Art Gallery. The gallery currently houses around 247 artworks in different styles such as French, Flemish and Dutch although the theme is mostly centred around Southern African Art and exhibitions.
The entrance only costs R5 although the price is subject to change due to changing economical circumstances.
So maybe the gallery isn’t for you. Consider a trip to the Kamfers Dam. We admit, this dam is approximately six kilometres outside of Kimberly but it is well worth the visit.
The Kamfers Dam supports the largest Lesser flamingo breeding colony in Southern Africa. Think along the lines of between 60 000 and 80 000 Lesser flamingos living here. It is the perfect pink valentine’s setting for a picnic.
Take him or her on a Vintage Tram
Cuddle beside one another on the vintage tram that rides around the Big Hole. It is one of the better ways to experience Kimberley. Fortune seekers used this railway line and tram to reach Kimberley in 1897. A ride on this charming tram will cost you R20 for a 20 minute ride. Again, prices are subject to change.
Escape the city life at the Mokala National Park
Couples living in the city are often interrupted by work and the noise of their daily lives. A trip to this stunning National Park will encourage peace and relaxation. Reconnect with one another as you both go in search of wildlife such as Buffalo, a variety bucks and Black and White Rhinos.
The park is 80 kilometres south-west of the city and made up of Savanna Biome and Nama-Karoo Biome. Pack a nice picnic basket and marvel at the glorious sunset or book yourselves into a romantic lodge for an evening or two.
The best way to surprise that special someone in your life is by booking two Greyhound tickets to Kimberly. Click here to view the time tables and to book your tickets before the 14th of February!