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  • The Estate Private Hotel & Butlers Restaurant HAS CLOSED AND IS NOW A PRIVATE RESIDENCE, due to Mike Williams taking a step closer to retirement.

    Mike’s Son, Daniel Williams, is now taking the lead at  The Occidental Bar (The Ox) with the Butlers Restaurant Team and is also forging ahead with Butlers Catering & The Butlers Hotel School now also the Big Hole Centre.

    Closure of the Estate Private Hotel





    Situated in the diamond capital of the world, our Guest House offers our guests nothing but elegance, professionalism and finesse, with a touch of history behind it! Whether it’s for business or pleasure, this historic guest house is the perfect place to stay. Conveniently located close to Kimberley town centre, the guest house and restaurant have become one of the preferred destinations by local and international business and leisure travelers.

    The Estate Private Hotel offers superb service and excellent cuisine in a secure and friendly environment. You will also find that our service ethic is one of utmost efficiency, allowing you to leave everything to us and relax in Diamond City.

    With the discovery of diamonds in 1887, Kimberley was created and with it the great wealth of empires of this diamond era.

    The history of Kimberley’s precious stones is interwoven with tales of glitz, glamour, tragedy and treachery; stories for which the suburb of Belgravia provided a suitably sumptuous backdrop. Today, the neighborhoods’ many historic houses still exude an unmistakable atmosphere of old-world elegance, and a sense of dignified quiet continues to reign.

    In 1907, number 7 Lodge Road, Belgravia was built as a wedding present from Ernest Oppenheimer for his new bride Mary. In addition to housing the young couple, the address of the new house was a sure status symbol, an unquestionable indicator of social success and financial fortitude. At the time, Ernest Oppenheimer was an independent diamond trader, and his two sons Harry and Frank – were born here. In 1912, Ernest was chosen as Kimberley’s first mayor, and he continued to serve three consecutive terms in the Horseshoe Municipality.

    During the First World War, the Oppenheimers’ German Jewish identity endangered the family. Threats were made to burn down the house and Ernest felt obliged to resign as Mayor of the town and eventually he and the family fled Kimberley. It was several decades later, in 1997, that the historic house was first opened as a boutique hotel. When Harry Oppenheimer visited in 2000, he noted how true the residence had remained to his childhood memories.

    Designed by the renowned Kimberley architect GW Greatbatch, the property has been declared a National Monument, and the historic value of the house is evident at first sight. Entering the red brick residence, access to the renowned Butler’s Restaurant can be found to the left, and to the right a cosy library awaits – with a large literary collection available for those who would like to relax with a book. Outdoors boasts a large veranda surrounded by a shady garden. For those long, hot sunny days, the large pool is a welcome relief to cool down.

    The Guest House boasts five rooms, and while all rooms adhere to the same standard of luxury, each one has a distinct character of its own. The rooms feature an eclectic mix of furniture that brings together a diverse melange of styles from the different decades.


    What our Guest House has to offer

    As the saying goes … “They don’t do things like they use too” … and no one knows this better than we do. Having our hotel situated in one of the oldest houses in the diamond capital of the world, built by the legendary GW Greatbatch for the world famous Oppenheimer family, we can see that everything was built and planned to the last stone. Everything has been made to the last detail and this is only part of the reason what makes The Estate Private Hotel so great.

    Elegance, style and a peaceful nights rest in one of the most historic houses of Kimberley.



    Our room list:

    • Room 1: The Best Bedroom – King Size Bedroom – original main bedroom of the Oppenheimer house
    • Room 2: The Night Nursery – Queen Bedroom
    • Room 3: The Premier Suite –  King Size Bedroom with separate lounge
    • Room 4: The Family Suite – Two Double Bedroom – situated near the pool
    • Room 5: The Garden Suite – King Size Bedroom – situated in the garden



    Facilities in and around The Estate Private Hotel


    We do more than just accommodation, but with our inhouse restaurant and Chef School, we can assist just about any business with a corporate event or even help the “soon to be married couple” with the planning, accommodation and catering of their happiest day.

    Here is a list of facilities we offer our guests:

    • Luxury, personal service
    • Five air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms
    • Library which can double as a private meeting or dining room
    • Full English Breakfast
    • Tours arranged, on request
    • Swimming pool and tranquil garden
    • Secure off-street parking – remote controlled access
    • Intimate bar
    • Accredited American Express Platinum Fine Dining Restaurant and fully licensed bar
    • Weddings, functions, outside catering, interactive cookery demos, chefs for hire
    • Part of the historic Belgravia walk
    • Fully Accredited Diploma Courses
    • Conference packaging
    • Close to: Dunluce, Rudd House, McGregor Museum, Duggan Cronin Gallery, Hospitals, Girls High School, CBC School and town centre
    • Member of the Kimberley Guest House Association and part of the N12 Route
    • TV with DSTV, hairdryer, Fridge and Tea/Coffee facilities in rooms




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