Gum Tree Lodge
Kimberley, Diamond Fields - Accommodation
ESTABLISHMENT OVERVIEW:Come discover some great Kimberley accommodation, come discover Gum Tree Lodge, with 200 beds this lodge accommodates hundreds of visitors to the Diamond Fields each year. From overnight backpackers and hostel accommodation, single and double accommodation to en suites units.
There are eight en suite units and the family rooms sleep four. The family units make for a wonderful getaway with swimming pool, playground with swings, bar and restaurant, tuckshop, lounge, and TV Room there is plenty to do for you and the kids.
This accommodation Kimberley offers has different available options varying from dormitories to doubles to en suite to self catering units. There is also plenty of secure parking.
Their extensive grounds are landscaped with a variety of trees, including giant blue gums, from which their name is derived. There are Braai/Barbeque facilities beside the swimming pool and a visitors lounge and kitchen for the self catering units. The adjoining Old diggers Restaurant at this accommodation in Kimberley, offers meals and drinks from early to late.
Kimberley's diamonds heralded the birth of industrial South Africa. The Kimberley Big Hole is the largest in the world, excavated by pick and shovel. Kimberley retains the atmosphere of the old diamond digging days with "Diamond Rush", a collection of old and restored buildings, with cobbled streets, haberdasheries, tobacconists and pawnbrokers, preserving the nineteenth century way of life.
An exhibition centre portrays the story of the diamonds of Kimberley, beginning with a film that introduces key characters and events. A mere 90 metre long viewing ramp provides an expansive look at the Big Hole. Next is the underground mining tour and finally a display of world famous diamonds, some real and some replica. Amongst the real diamonds to be seen, is the famous "616" - the largest uncut diamond in the world.
So come stay in Kimberley at Gum Tree Lodge and experience the rich history of this Diamond in the rough.
Facilities & Amenities includes:
Facilities available at Gum Tree Lodge, Kimberley, Diamond Fields
- American Express
- Animal Friendly
- Children Welcome
- Conference Facilities
- Diners Club
- Gay Friendly
- Secure Parking
- Wedding Facilities
- Air Conditioning
- Non Smoking
Accreditations & Gradings:
Accreditations for Gum Tree Lodge, Kimberley, Diamond Fields
- AA Travel Guides
- Tourism Grading Council
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Directions to Gum Tree Lodge
Map of Gum Tree Lodge in Kimberley, Diamond Fields+ OPEN FULL MAP
GPS Co-Ordinates: 24° 45' 14.5" E / 28° 43' 45.4" S
By Car / Driving
Driving to Gum Tree Lodge in Kimberley, Diamond Fields
|Departing: Kimberley Airport|
|Address: Maroela Street, South Africa|
|Distance: 8.7 km / Duration: 15 mins|
|1.||Head northwest on Maroela St toward Oliver Rd/N8
Partial restricted usage road
|2.||Take the 2nd left onto Oliver Rd/N8
Continue to follow N8
Go through 1 roundabout
|3.||Turn left onto Lennox St/N8
Continue to follow N8
|4.||Turn right onto West Circular Rd||0.7 km|
|5.||Turn right onto Tucker St||0.2 km|
|6.||Continue onto Barkley Wy
Destination will be on the right
Kimberley Airport - Kimberley+ OPEN WEBSITE
Kimberley Airport lies in the heart of the Northern Cape province and each year it has 15 500 air-traffic movements and has around 132 000 passengers come through, which mostly are business travellers.
Around six kilometres south of Kimberley lies the airport, its former name was B.J. Vorster Lughawe (Afrikaans for airport) and the Kimberley Airport had its beginnings in 1912.
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