Welcome to Kimberley Airport Car Hire
Where diamonds were once mined
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Once you collect your car hire from our Kimberley Airport Car Hire depot, the city of sparkling diamonds awaits you to explore it. A visit to the Kimberley Diamond Mine museum is a must. A viewing cantilevers out over the “Big Hole” for superb photographs. A tour through the underground will explain how the vertical shaft was mined, and lastly a tour would not be complete without a walk through the reconstructed village full of shops and bars.
From Kimberley airport you can tour across South Africa with the knowledge that a Tempest Depot is not too far away offering you the comfort of secure backup service. Your car can be returned to any number of destination of Tempest depots along your route
We strongly advise to always book as early as possible to avoid disappointment, Diamonds may be plentiful but Cars are not unlimited !
As Kimberley car hire is in demand with those who want to explore the history of the Diamond mining trade, we strongly recommend that you Book on line as early as possible and avoid disappointment, this is particularly important, if you have made arrangements to travel further on holiday across South Africa.
The Capital City of the North West Province of South Africa.
Kimberley got its name from the word Kimberlite which is an igneous rock best known for sometimes containing diamonds. Normally it is the cone from the inside of an ancient volcano rising high above ground level. What is now left in Kimberley is commonly know as the “Big Hole” The hill has gone and the volcanic pipe has all been mined out. The original volcano has been mine back to ground level and to a further depth of 1,097 metres (3,599 ft).
Kimberley mining started in 1871 by Cecil John Rhodes and Barry Barnato and continued until 1914. A company was formed call De Beer after the original owner of the farm. The mining company name is now internationally known as De Beers Diamond mines.