Bed and Breakfast

ID #1842

The Estate Private Hotel and Guest House, Belgravia, Kimberley, Diamond Fields, Northern Cape.

It is 1907. The first diamond was discovered on the banks of the Vaal River not far from Kimberley 47 years ago.  A young man named Ernest Oppenheimer, who arrived here five years ago, decides to build a house for his young wife.  He was a brilliant and opportunistic young man and he built this house as big and as glorious as were his ambitions.  He lived here for eight years before moving to Johannesburg in 1915 where he set up the Anglo-American Corporation. During this time a son, Harry is born.  He later followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming Chairman of De Beers after his father’s death. 

The house stands today as it did years ago.  Now, for the first time in 90 years, it has opened its doors to weary travellers. We offer:

•    Double or twin bed en-suite rooms with TV and hospitality tray
•    Full English breakfast included
•    Dinner by arrangement
•    Transportation to and from the airport
•    Swimming pool in a beautiful garden
•    Secure off-street parking
•    Conference facilities for smaller parties.

Close to the McGregor Museum, the Duggan Cronin Library, Girls High and Dunluce.

#7 Lodge Road, Belgravia, Kimberley, which is on the N12 northeast of Britstown, which is at the intersection of the N12 with the N10. Travelling south on the N12 (Jones Street in Kimberley itself), turn left into Lennox Street, right into Du Toitspan, left into Carrington and left again into Lodge. BDTheestate

Contct:            Box 614 Kimberley 8300
+27 (53) 832 2668 telephone
+27 (53) 831 4544 fax
+27 (82) 824 8710 cell

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Last update: 2014-05-17 16:18
Author: Alan McIver
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