The capital of South Africa's Northern Cape Province, Kimberley has a interesting history, due to its diamond mines, and the famous siege during the Boer War. Kimberley is where Cecil Rhodes made his fortune, and De Beers can trace their diamond mining roots. Just a short drive out of town, Kimberley's most famous sight is the Big Hole. It took 50,000 eager miners and just over 40 years to turn what was a hill into the world's biggest hand-dug excavation site. A car rental also allows you to explore the stunning scenery of the local area, such as the beautiful Flamingo Island, where these rare birds can be seen in their natural habitat. If you're in Kimberley, then rent a car with SIXT and see this fascinating place at your own pace.