The Biggest Province in South Africa with the biggest hand-dug hole in the World is offering accommodation in the biggest Museum to the business traveler, the tourist and the adventurer. Staying at our Establishment is like revisiting the diamond rush known as the era of Fame, Fashion and Wealth.
The Australian Arms Guest Lodge is situated on the Big Hole Complex in Kimberley where every building is a testimonial to an era long gone by. A closer look at the complex will reveal the secret of a town once frequented and owned by fortune seekers some that become rich and famous and some that just did not make it.
Established in 1873 on the edge of the Big Hole the AAGL was most conveniently situated as a boarding house cum Hotel for miners, diamond dealers and hawkers including those that has just popped in for a drink or two.
The location of The AAGL is today still relevant and ideal for visitors to the Diamond City with most businesses and attractions within five minutes drive from the guest house.
The Australian Arms Guesthouse boast thirteen exclusive rooms all in their original form with Victorian Bathrooms and can accommodate up to 26 people sharing.
Also available are the Australian Arms Pub and our great function or conferance facility.
The Craven Hotel
The Craven Hotel is a restored old-time hotel that will surely give you an experience never to be repeated, as the atmosphere of days gone by fills this luxurious and unique hotel.
The Honeymoon Suite
Newlyweds can enjoy old world romantic charm in the three roomed house built in 1873 in Tucker Street. This house offers a spacious Victorian bathroom and Walnut suite that adds to the romance.
The Executive Suite
This little wood-and-iron building, dating back to the early 1870's, was conveniently situated near the Kimberley Mine and the many hotels, boarding houses and pubs in the area.
Today it's the pride of Australian Arms Guest Lodge, with its original green leather lounge suite and copper bed; it can easily have been the house for Cecil John Rhodes.