Delportshoop, a small diggings town nestled in the confluence of the Harts and Vaal Rivers, is situated at the foot of the Ghaap Plato. The city of Kimberley, with its world-renowned Big Hole is only 45 minutes drive away, a distance of approximately 60 km. The town of Delportshoop was officially proclamated on 28 November 1871 an it became known as an important centre in the boom days of the alluvial diamond diggings along the two meandering rivers.
Delportshoop is well known for its informal settlements, formal agricultural and game developments, as well as historical settlements such as Sydney-on-Vaal and Longlands. Closely situated to the town in Ulco, a mine settlement and one of the biggest cement mines and factories in the Southern Hemisphere. Its fine quality products built the well-known Katze Dam in Lesotho.
After visitors have visited the Big Hole in Kimberley, the town of Delportshoop cordially invites you to visit. The town beckons visitors to come and treat themselves to a drive through the Vaalbos National Park or to visit both the traditional and modern diamond digging sites. To take a drive to one of the quest farms, or enjoy a cruise, commencing at Wards Valley, up and down the Vaal River. Visit Delportshoop and experience the African starry nights, picturesque sunsets, the silence, as well as the incomparable and unparalleled hospitality of the Griqualand West!
From Delportshoop you can easily link up to towns such as Douglas, Jan Kempdorp, DaniÃ«lskuil, Kuruman, Upington and cities such as Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, or countries like Namibia and Botswana.