Carters Rest Guesthouse

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Listing Category: Accommodation, Guesthouse, and Self Catering

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  • Carters Rest is a private business with the aim to be the businessman, family and traveller’s home away from home. We have a Superior rating by the AA.

    Well known for their hospitality, the owners Gerhard and Heléne Davel ensure that guests will soon feel at home and at ease during their stay in Kimberley.

    Centrally situated and easy to reach, Carters Rest is the ideal guesthouse in Kimberley to relax after a long day or tiresome journey. Here, every visitor will experience true Northern Cape hospitality and service at its best!

    Our 15 luxury self-catering and semi-self-catering units are situated on almost a hectare of land in town. We are within walking distance from the nearest shopping centre where a supermarket, bottle store, ATM’s, coffee shop and take-away restaurant can be found.

    The North Cape Mall with its range of restaurants, movies, ten pin bowling and much more, is about 2km from us. See our Attractions page more places of interest in Kimberley.

    Visitors can be rest assured that their vehicles will be safe day and night as there is a 2m fence right around the property and the area is also patrolled by a security company.

    Cartersrest Guesthouse is going green

    We at Cartersrest Guesthouse follow a number of initiatives to ensure that we have a minimal impact on the environment.
    We use:

    • Solar energy for electricity
    • Solar heating for water
    • Recycled water for the garden
    • 20 000ℓ back-up water system
    • Gas geysers
    • Energy saving LED globes
    • Organic material to make compost for our garden

    Our garden is bird friendly and is home to a variety of bird species
    We also motivate our guests to switch off lights and appliances not in use

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  • Rates:

    Single Booking: R 780
    Double Booking: R 990
    Children 0-5 years: Free / Gratis
    Children 13-16 years and older: R200

  • Type Of Accommodation:
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  • Amenities In Rooms (May differ in rooms):
    • Queen Size Bed
    • Double Bed
    • Single Bed
    • No smoking in rooms
    • Air conditioning
    • En-suite bathrooms
    • Shower
    • Bath
    • DSTV Premium
    • Coffee and Tea
    • Fridge
    • Other
  • Other Facilities:
    • Pool
    • Garden
    • Daily service
    • Braai Area
    • Breakfast Available
    • Safe Parking
  • Other Facilities Onsite: Free Wi-Fi
  • Other Facilities Nearby:
    • Jogging
    • Birding
    • Game viewing
    • Historical Tours
    • Shopping Mall
    • Shops
    • Restaurants
  • Other Facilities Or Activities:

    The Big Hole
    Kimberley's famous Big Hole Also called the Open Mine or Kimberley mine, it is an open-pit mine and claimed to be the largest hole excavated by hand. From 1871 to 1914 up to 50,000 miners dug the hole with picks and shovels, yielding 2,720kgs (6,000lb) of diamonds.

    Once above-ground operations became too dangerous and unproductive, the Kimberlite pipe of the Kimberley Mine was also mined underground by Cecil John Rhodes' De Beers company to a depth of more than 1km.

    In 2006 De Beers invested R50 million (about USD 7.7 million) in the renovation of the Big Hole heritage site. The museum has been modernized, with an audio-visual theatre and a cantilevered platform above the rim of the Big Hole that allows visitors a vertical view down into the hole, as its end is across the rim.

    William Humphreys Art Gallery
    William Humphreys Art Gallery The William Humphreys Art Gallery is considered one of South-Africa's finest art museums.
    The gallery concentrates on collecting truly South-African works of art.

    Additionally, the Gallery serves Kimberley's community as an educational and cultural centre.

    Visit the gallery's website for more information.

    McGregor Museum
    McGregor Museum The McGregor Museum was officially founded in 1907, following several calls for the establishment of a museum in Kimberley. Eventually, Mrs McGregor, widow of the previous mayor of Kimberley, Alexander McGregor, donated the funds necessary to establish the museum.

    The building that currently houses the museum was originally constructed in 1897 by De Beers as a sanatorium. Since then, the building has been used as a luxury hotel (Hotel Belgrave) and later as a convent school.

    The museum provides research and advice on a wide range of community projects throughout the Northern Cape. For more information, visit the museum's website .

    Flamingo Casino
    As a celebration of the turn-of-the-century style and romance of this Victorian age, the design of the Flamingo Casino is based on the contemporary architecture of the gracious buildings in modern Kimberley that survived the rash days of the diamond rush.Flamingo Casino

    The casino provides a fun, exciting and memorable gaming experience to its customers.

    It sports an elegant restaurant, providing a lavish dining experience for the whole family, a conference centre, bars and a small retail component.

    The Belgravia Historical Walk
    Experience the lifestyle, history, architecture, entertainment and culture of the historical diamond rush era in Kimberley. The guided walk is about 2km long and includes all the key historic sites in the area.

    During the walk you will visit more than 30 places of interest, including the McGregor Museum, The Halfway House, Sister Henrietta Stockdale's Nursing College, the war memorial, Masonic temple, the Rudd house, Dunluce and Alex Hall Memorial Gardens.

    Visit Northern Cape Tourism for more information.

    Belgravia Historical Walk

    Rock Art Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre
    The rock art centre is situated just outside of Kimberley. It sports a visitors' centre where a 25-minute film is shown to introduce you to the site.

    The community-based guides are trained to show you the site or you may choose to go on an audio tour of the site (you will receive a small portable audio player), and you will enjoy equally fascinating commentary at each of the 10 marked "stations".

    Dunluce

    Dunluce Home
    An elegant home built in 1897 and declared a national monument in 1990. The house was designed by the well-known architect D.W. Greatbatch.

    A short way off was the Sanatorium (now McGregor museum), used by Rhodes as his headquarters during the siege of Kimberley (1900). A 100 lb shell from Long Tom, aimed by the Boers at the Sanatorium, fell short, and instead landed through the roof of the house, damaging a bedroom and breakfast room below. This event was recorded in the Souvenir of the Siege of Kimberley, published by the Diamond Fields Advertiser.