Cheap Flights to Kimberley

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When is the best time to fly to Kimberley?

Peak season 

Cheap flights to Kimberley are harder to find during the spring and autumn although these are also the nicest months to visit. August to September and March to April are warm but mostly dry months whereas the summer which runs from December to March can get incredibly hot and sees a lot of rain. You’ll need to plan ahead and try to secure your flights and accommodation in advance to avoid overpaying for your flight tickets. 

Off Season 

The winter starts around May and lasts until late July and even though you will find cheap flights to Kimberley around then, you’ll also find the temperatures plummeting sometimes below zero. If you’re not too put off by the idea of being cold then the winter months are a great time to visit as there are far fewer tourists and flight tickets are cheaper. You might find certain attractions or museums are closed though so always do your research before booking your flights.

When is the best time to book a flight to Kimberley?

Ideally you’ll want to book your flights to Kimberley around 2 or 3 months ahead of when you plan to travel, especially during the busier months of spring and autumn. If the weather isn’t an issue then being flexible will give you the highest chances of securing cheap Kimberley flights although you can still find deals during the busy months if you can move your dates from a weekend to midweek for example.

How long is the flight to Kimberley?

Flights from Johannesburg to Kimberley: 1 hour 05 minutes 

Flights from Cape Town to Kimberley: 1 hour 30 minutes 

Flights from George to Kimberley: 4 hours 05 minutes 

Flights from Port Elizabeth to Kimberley: 3 hours 40 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Kimberley?

South African, British Airways and Fly Blue Crane are the main airlines that fly to Kimberley, while British Airways are typically only available if the flight isn’t direct. All three airlines are reputable and reliable to choose from so you’ll have to compare and then decide who offers the best value for money. Certain airlines might provide a loyalty scheme which is useful if you intend to fly quite regularly and will allow you to gain ‘points’ to redeem off future flights. British Airways for example provide complimentary snacks and drinks onboard so despite the flight not being direct, you could get additional perks.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

After you’ve booked your cheap flights to Kimberley it’s a good idea to enquire with different hotels to see if any of them provide airport transfers. Whilst this isn’t common you might get lucky and find one which is willing. Other than that you’ll need to get a taxi from outside of the airport. These are generally safe but if you’re unsure it’s best to ask an official staff member from the airport to help you find one. Depending on your plans you could decide to rent a car for the duration of your stay. The roads around Kimberley are in good condition and a lot of them are long stretches, however police carefully monitor traffic speeds so don’t overdo it else you’ll risk being fined. Renting a car also gives you the flexibility to visit neighboring areas if you want which can help you see more of the region. Kimberley is also the only city in South Africa with an operational tram service so this is also an option to get around, although it does occasionally need maintenance or repairs.

Kimberley insider information

  • One of the most popular sights in Kimberley is its Big Hole. It is the world’s largest hand-dug excavation from the 19th century as people sought diamonds.
  • You can go on a tour through the once operational mines if small spaces don’t bother you too much.
  • There is also a mine museum nearby to the Big Hole which is definitely worth a visit.
  • If you’re an art lover then a visit to The Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre showcases both contemporary art and ancient rock art.

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