Gum Tree Lodge, Kimberley

Kimberley is the capital and largest city 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. British businessmen Cecil Rhodes and Barney Barnato made their fortunes in Kimberley, and Rhodes established the De Beers diamond company in the early days of the mining town.

On September 2, 1882, Kimberley was the first city in the Southern Hemisphere and the second in the world after Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States to integrate electric street lights into its infrastructure. The first Stock Exchange in Africa was built in Kimberley, as early as 1881.

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Budget Accommodation & Backpackers


We welcome family groups, sporting teams, school children and anyone else looking for first class hostel and Private Family rooms for accommodation at a budget price. The available options vary from dormitories to doubles to en suite to self-catering units from as little as R150 (Hostel) to R400 (Private en-Suite) per person per night.


Our on-site restaurant caters for groups as well as specialises in Sunday Lunches and private functions.


Kimberley has plenty of amazing sights and sounds, a fascinating history. Speak to us about tours and guides.

Our estate is 10 hectares and you can visit the Harry Oppenheimer Fountain, Claudia’s garden & Family lapa, and Brenda’s Fountain


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