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Haunted Houses and Buildings

The Kimberley Ghost Trail can be taken through the city of  Kimberley in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa.

Kimberely has approximately 158 haunted houses and buildings and still another 200 to be verified by paranormal experts. Death on the diamond mines and during the Anglo Boer War has given Kimberley a great many haunted corners. Today, the shivering facts and fallacies of the Great Mine Disaster and fire, failed romances and other gory deaths are delivered in a fun and entertaining ghost trail around the city.

The Ghost Tour begins at the Honoured Dead Memorial with a welcome glass of Sherry to calm the nerves. On this night-time tour, visitors could encounter the restless spirit of the first librarian who drank arsenic after he was caught doctoring the books, or be served by a ghostly waiter in the dining room of the Old Kimberley Club. A ghostly Nun, a Scottish Piper, a baby’s wail and even a dogs howl – this tour has it all!

Things to do and see

  • Honoured Dead Memorial
  • McGregor Museum
  • Old Kimberley Club
  • Rudd House
  • Africana Library
  • De Beers Boardroom
  • Gladstone Cemetery
  • Magersfontein Anglo Boer War Museum & Battlefield
  • Big Hole Ghost Walk


Tours are by appointment only. Duration is between 18h00 to 22h00 or until Midnight

Various tours are offered from basic to full tours including dinner. Please contact the tour operator directly for confirmation on pricing. Group pricing is available.


Kimberley experiences rainfall mainly in the summer months with the highest occurring in February and March.

Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 17˚C and 32˚C.

Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 0˚C and 17˚C.


There are daily flights into Kimberley from  O R Tambo Airport in Johannesburg and from Cape Town International Airport. Car rental facilities are available.

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