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Anglo Boer War Route Anglo Boer War Route
The war between Great Britain and the Boer Republics of Transvaal and the Orange Free State broke out on 11 October 1899 and those living in the Northern Cape region of the Cape Colony were plunged into three years of unimaginable hardship, with accompanying loss of liberty and even life. read more

Flower Route Flower Route
Namakwa, as part of the Succulent Karoo, is a biodiversity hotspot and as such is the only arid hotspot in the world. It contains more than 6 000 plant species, 250 species of birds, 78 species of mammals, 132 species of reptiles and amphibians and an unknown number of insects, making it the world's most diverse, arid environment. More than 40% of these species are found nowhere else on Earth. read more

Orange River Wine Route Orange River Wine Route
The Cellars are made up of five wineries situated in Upington - the head office, Kakamas, Keimoes, Grootdrink and Groblershoop. Grape juice cellars operate from Kanoneiland, Kakamas and Grootdrink. The wine grapes of the Oranjerivier Wine Cellars originate from 794 producers along the Orange River which stretch over more than 300km form Groblershoop to Blouputs. The cellars offer an extensive range of wines from dry white, natural sweet and dry red, as well as dessert wines. It is the largest distillery in the Lower Orange River Valley.

Red Dune Route Red Dune Route
This route networks a group of highly individual guest houses, farms and game reserves in the remote most northerly area of the Northern Cape. The members of the route are all en-route to the colossal Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park which is the land of pronking springbok, black maned Kalahari lions and the ever evasive leopard and cheetah. But the legendary hospitality and accommodation that is complemented by endless stories, and traditional dishes like roosterkoek, nabbas, venison and melktert are what makes every visit really special.

The Roaring Kalahari Route The Roaring Kalahari Route
The sheer size and distances of the Kalahari can be intimidating but the members of the Roaring Kalahari Route make you feel at ease in this vast wilderness. The route which starts in the oasis of Kuruman goes on through the tree-filled town of Kathu and northwards to Dibeng and the mining towns of Hotazel and Black Rock. It then heads to McCarthy’s Rest on the Botswana border, back down to Van Zylsrus and westward to Askham with a detour to the unforgettable Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. read more


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