Some of the most historic houses and monuments in Kimberley are said to be haunted by resident spirits. In fact, the small town claims to have 158 haunted houses and buildings with well over 200 still to be verified by paranormal experts. If you dare to venture into ghostly territory, the Kimberley Ghost Tour promises to reveal all the haunted corners of the city.
At the historic African library, many visitors have seen books crashing to the floor and heard teacups tinkling at 4pm. According to history, the restless spirit of the first librarian roams here. He drank arsenic after he was found doctoring the accounts. At Rudd House, the first owner Percy Rudd appears to haunt the site and can be seen in white on the balcony. In the dining room of the beautiful Kimberley Club, a ghostly waiter still serves, while an elderly man walks the upstairs passage, and a woman in period dress stands on the staircase. Lights swing mysteriously at the old De Beers boardroom and the howls of an invisible dog can be heard. The William McGregor Museum, once a nunnery, is apparently still home to a phantom nun who wanders around. And, at the Terry Hall of Militia, a baby’s wail can be heard. You may also hear a phantom Scottish piper at the Magersfontein Anglo-Boer battlefield and see the flickering ghostly lanterns of the stretcher-bearers – over 50% of visitors claim they have… yikes!
If you dare to venture into ghostly territory, the Kimberley Ghost Tour promises to reveal all the haunted corners of the city.