About Kimberley Country House
Kimberley Country House is situated in Kimberley’s Heritage Area. Buildings in this area were erected over a 50-year period, dating back to the diamond rush in 1866. The minute you step through the front gate, it’s as if you’re stepping back in time, but with all the modern-day amenities you expect when you have a stay-over in Kimberley. There are carefully selected original artworks adorning the walls, and furniture pieces chosen for their stopping power.
One such a piece is the beautiful antique Burmese Teak dining table in the dining room. This table belonged to Mr Weatherby, the valuator for the Diamond Corporation. Many famous characters of the diamond rush era were entertained around this very table. Two of these were Barney Barnato and Cecil John Rhodes, according to Mr Weatherby’s granddaughter.
Indeed, this De Beers Consolidated Mining Company house still has many memories of a bygone era, from the original stained glass adorning the entrance, and the ornate door bell. The De Beers Consolidated Mining Ltd bricks are visible here and there, and there are deep verandas, Oregon pine floors, Persian carpets, sash windows, restored shutters and chandeliers throughout the house.
We are committed to making our guests’ stay as memorable as possible. Tasteful décor with imported curtains and beautifully styled accommodation contribute to this experience. The appeal of this house is a carefully balanced mix of past and present.
The courtyard and pool area are at clients’ disposal, as are our braai facilities. Intimate ‘meeting places’ are scattered throughout our establishment. Our covered veranda has several such ‘meeting places’ for guests to make use of.
Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to the scrumptious breakfast.