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  • Northern Cape

    Port Nolloth

    Situated on South Africa’s Diamond Coast, Port Nolloth provides a relaxing holiday for those who are looking to get away from it all. Beautiful beaches, interesting history and the opportunity to explore the local culture make Port Nolloth an ideal destination when touring the Northern Cape Province.

  • Northern Cape

    Barkly West

    As with many of the towns in the Northern Cape, Barkly West found its humble beginnings in the diamond industry. In fact, this is where the very first diamond was discovered in South Africa in 1869. Originally established in 1849, Barkly West was a tiny mission village until the diamond rush saw hundreds of prospectors flocking to the town in search of financial freedom. Located ...

  • Gauteng

    Cullinan

    With its historic buildings, tranquil atmosphere and old world charm, the little town of Cullinan, located around thirty kilometers east of Pretoria, is a popular weekend getaway offering respite from the hustle and bustle of city life for city-dwellers. Named in honor of Sir Thomas Cullinan who discovered diamonds in the area in 1902, Cullinan was the site of Africa’s largest Prisoner of ...

  • North West

    Brits

    Located north of Pretoria, en route to Rustenburg, Brits falls within the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality of the North West Province of South Africa. Brits was founded in 1924 on a farm and was named after the owner, Gert Brits. From small beginnings the town has grown tremendously, mainly due to the mining of the rich platinum, vanadium and granite reserves in the area. Brits is ...

  • Day Trips

    Diamond Mine

    The tour of Premier Diamond Mine near Pretoria is a combination of the mine and that of Cullinan Village and the Tswaing Crater. This historical area can either be done as a day trip to each area or spread out over five days, with a local tour group. Or you can only visit the site that is most important to you.

  • False Bay Coast

    Rhodes Cottage

    Cecil John Rhodes is a man who seldom needs any introduction among the country’s older inhabitants. He is a man who stamped his mark, not only on South Africa, but also on Zimbabwe. As a British-born South African, he was a successful businessman, mining magnate and politician. He helped to found the De Beers Diamond company which today controls roughly 60% of the world’s diamonds. But who ...

  • Polokwane

    Eersteling Monument

    Polokwane was previously known as Pietersburg. This is the capital of the Limpopo Province, and Polokwane is one of the fastest growing cities. Pietersburg was established in 1886, by Piet Joubert and fellow Voortrekkers, who migrated to the Soutpansberg Mountains for safer and healthier living. This was all during the gold rush era of the 1880’s. Pietersburg (Polokwane) ...

  • Culture

    Jewellery

    For centuries fine jewelry has been a mark of prominence and prosperity. It has decorated and defined, adding luster to the body as an intricate paint stroke does to a masterpiece. Single masterpieces have served as a token of love, a sign of endearment and a treasured heirloom. The preciousness of a perfectly set stone has been treasured throughout history.