The Kimberley Hotel is one of the landmarks in the inner city. Dating from the days of the diamond rush in Kimberley, it used to be a hangout of the diamond miners and early diamond millionaires like Cecil John Rhodes and Barney Barnato (of whom there is a large photo in the bar). Diamond miners used to stay over en route to and from the mines. Today it operates as guest house with the downstairs bar a popular hangout with plenty of local colour.
The upstairs balcony provides an old world colonial setting for a traditional laid back South African braai, where you'll be eating a variety of dishes as they come off the grill.
South Africans love to braai. To the rest of the world, that's a barbecue. A meat lover's feast, you will snack on the local delicacies of biltong and dry wors - sort of like jerky, but way better - while your food is prepared on the hot coals. You will have succulent beef and ostrich steak, boerewors (a spicy local sausage), and sosaties (kebabs with a local twist). All this accompanied by braaibroodjies, a cheese, tomato, and onion sandwich grilled on the fire (think bruschetta), mielies (corn) all prepared on the grill. Enjoy the view from the balcony of the historic Kimberley Hotel - a beautiful Victorian hotel and bar dating from the 19th century. We will finish around 16:00, just in time to join the locals in the downstairs bar. Tunes from DJ Roach on Sundays.
Commences in:Cape Town, South Africa
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