Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Big Hole in Kimberley

It is still cold and there is some slight rain. The forecast is for partly cloudy later in the day and the rain stopping. 

Today we visit the Big Hole here in Kimberley. This is the biggest man made hole which started as several diamond mines that collapsed into one hole. 

We viewed a video history of Kimberley, saw the big hole, and visited the big hole museum and diamond vault which had several types of diamonds with different cuts and colors.

We then got on our bikes and headed to Bloemfontein as a stop on our way to Port Elizabeth. During dinner the hotel Duty Manager approached us and informed us that due to severe flooding the road to PE was closed today and thinks it may re-open by the time we get there tomorrow.