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The verdant vineyards seen from Tierberg Hill
Keimoes
40km southwest of Upington on the N14

Region:
Green Kalahari
Nearby Towns: Augrabies, Kakamas, Kenhardt, Kanoneiland, Upington

The town is a settlement on the biggest island in the lower Orange River region. Virtually every inch of soil is under irrigation. Enjoy driving between the many vineyards, a spit-roast, home-baked breads, several traditional desserts and locally produced wines.

The origin of this little oasis’s name is in dispute. Legend has it that Klaas Lukas, a Koranna river-people leader, established a village on the banks of the Orange River near the Tier Mountains. He called the village Keimoes (mouse nest) after the colonies of mice living there.

A more probable origin lies in the Nama words ‘gei’ (great) and ‘mus’ (fountain or eye). Semantics aside, Keimoes is a picturesque little town often described as a lost piece of the Boland.
  i Tourist Information
Keimoes Municipality
Main Rd, Keimoes 8860.
Tel 054 461 6400
Fax 054 461 6401
 

 


activities and attractions
  Dutch Reformed Mission Church, The
Main Rd. Built by Reverend Schröder in 1889.

Tierberg Nature Reserve
The reserve lies 4km from the town on the road to Augrabies Falls National Park. Teeming with springbok, it covers 160ha and is noted for its many aloes - mostly winter flowering. Spring sees many succulents in full flower. At the summit of the reserve, there is a lookout with a marvellous view across the Orange River Valley.

Waterwheel
A reconstructed waterwheel operates on Main Road.

Wine Tasting and Tours
Offered at the Orange River Wine Cellars Co-operative. On the slopes of the Tier Mountain, you will enjoy wonderful views of the river’s islands and irrigation scheme. Tel 054 461 1006.

 
activities and attractions

 

Featured Accommodation

1.
Die Akker Guest House
Tel:
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Keimoes

2.
Kei Casa
Tel:054 461 1014
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Keimoes

3.
De Werf Lodge
Tel:054 461 1635
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Keimoes

4.
Okashona Okangala
Tel:054 461 1039
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Keimoes

5.
Tkabies Bed and Breakfast
Tel:054 461 2421
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Keimoes

6.
Kalahari Water
Tel:054 461 2404 / 054 461 1521
Cell: 082 495 7999

Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Keimoes

7.
The Overlook
Tel:054 461 1235
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Keimoes

8.
Harvest Moon Guest House
Tel:(054) 461 1401
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Keimoes

9.
Keimoes Caravan Park
Tel:(054) 461 6400
Caravanning and Camping, Keimoes

10.
Keimoes Overnight Rooms
Tel:(054) 461 1641
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Keimoes

11.
Monks Rest
Tel:(054) 461 0175
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Keimoes

12.
Tusse Brûe Chalet
Tel:(054) 461 2601
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Keimoes


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