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One of the few remaining homes of the San people
Mier Area,Askham
Including Andriesvale, Noenieput
Askham is 200km north of Upington on the R360 and the entrance to the Kgalagadi Park is a further 75km northwards

Region:
Green Kalahari
Nearby Towns: Upington, Van Zylsrus

A pristine southern Kalahari wilderness area with dunes averaging 35m in height - breathtaking scenery you’ll never forget. The municipal area of Mier includes the communities of Rietfontein, Philandersbron, Loubos, Klein Mier, Groot Mier, Welkom, Askham and Noenieput.

This is the land of one of the world’s ancient tribes, the !Khomani San. They produce and sell authentic curios like bow and arrows, beads made out of the ostrich egg shells and animal skin bags. The Askham community developed around the school which was built in 1931, and the Dutch Reformed Church that serves the whole Kalahari.

The Scottish land surveyor, Rodger Jackson, gave Askham its name when he surveyed farms in the Kuruman river in 1919. Some say that Jackson named Askham after a town on the Irish coast, others say he took the name from a farmer’s words: “Ask him”, or from the message he sent to request ingredients for his breakfast: “Ask ham”!

 


activities and attractions
  4x4 Trails
On the farm Pulai. Bookings at 054 531 0928

Kalahari 4x4 Trail
This tough 250km trail can be done in two or three days. A thatch and reed hut complete with flush toilet, running water and bar, sleeps eight people. Bookings at tel 054 338 0375.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
The biggest attraction in the Northern Cape (in every way). See Parks and Reserves for more information.

Loch Maree
Twenty-four kilometres in circum-ference, the largest unworked saltpan in the world is 300km from Upington, on the far side of Noenieput. Tel 054902 ask for 913330.

 
activities and attractions

 

Featured Accommodation

1.
Askham Post Office Guest House
Tel:Cell 082 494 4520 054 511 0040
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Mier Area,Askham

2.
Kalahari Guest House & Farmstall
Tel:073 194 2864
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Mier Area,Askham

3.
Kalahari Sands Guest House
Tel:Cell: 082 371 4549
054 511 0021
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Mier Area,Askham

4.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park
Tel:054 561 2000
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Mier Area,Askham

5.
Klipkolk Lodge
Tel:072 159 6726 / 073 805 9469
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Mier Area,Askham

6.
Rooipan Guest House
Tel:082 415 1579
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Mier Area,Askham

7.
Camelthorn Camping
Tel:054 511 0021
Caravanning and Camping, Mier Area,Askham

8.
Dreghorn Cottages and Field Camp
Tel:083 225 0331
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Mier Area,Askham

9.
Dunevalley Field Camp
Tel:084 602 8162
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Mier Area,Askham

10.
Kalahari Trails Nature Reserve
Tel:Cell: 082 448 2945
054902 ask for 916341
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Mier Area,Askham

11.
Koppieskraal Farm Accommodation
Tel:Cell 083 564 4613 or 082 336 9110
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Mier Area,Askham

12.
Loch Broom Paradys
Tel:084 491 9354
082 496 9941
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Mier Area,Askham

13.
Loch Maree Guest Farm and Field Camp
Tel:Cell 082 351 1834
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Mier Area,Askham

14.
Molopo Kalahari Lodge
Tel:+27 (0)54 511 0008 Cell: 082 096 6566
Hotels and Lodges, Mier Area,Askham

15.
Rea se Boskamp
Tel:083 313 1044
082 675 7910
Caravanning and Camping, Mier Area,Askham

16.
Xaus Lodge
Tel:021 701 7860
Hotels and Lodges, Mier Area,Askham

17.
Gemsbokkie Guest Farm
Tel:(054) 902 ask for 916631
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Mier Area,Askham

18.
Kalahari Lodge Guest Farm
Tel:(054) 902 916222
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Mier Area,Askham

19.
Kopano
Tel:(054) 902 ask for 916312
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Mier Area,Askham

20.
Loubos Guest House
Tel:(054) 5312 ask for Mier 2713
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Mier Area,Askham


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