Kimberley Africana Library, Kimberley

Kimberley Africana Library, Kimberley

63-65 Dutoitspan Road, Kimberley
Tel: +27(0)53 8306247
Hours: Mon to Fri 8.30-16.30
Digital photography is permitted subject to minor restrictions.

The collection consists of books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and other documentary material on Kimberley, the Diamond Fields, the Northern Cape archaeology and geology and many thousands of items celebrating the region’s past and its role in the history of South Africa and indeed of Africa. A large collection of photographs is available and prints can be ordered.

Specialist areas include records of Kimberley – its origin, the development of diamond mining and the history of the South African War of 1899 to 1902, as well as documents pertaining to genealogical research.

The website of the Kimberly Africana Library is very basic. A combination of references in published work, email or telephone contacts with staff and personal visit will be required to establish the relevance of its collections to any particular project.

Last updated: 1 January 2018