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The Date Palm at the entrance to Die Eiland Holiday Resort
Upington


Region:
Green Kalahari
Nearby Towns: Kakamas, Keimoes, Augrabies, Kanoneiland, Groblershoop

This pricipal Town of the Green Kalahari is 820km north of Cape Town and 875km west of Johannesburg.

By uniting Christian Schröder’s 1871 mission station, Olyfenhoutsdrift and the Upington police station, the town of Upington, named after the first Attorney General of the Cape, Sir Thomas Upington, was formed.

Originally known as Kharahais, bound by the Orange River and the Kalahari desert, Upington is the principal town and commercial, educational and social centre of the Green Kalahari, owing its prosperity to agriculture and its irrigated lands along the Orange River.

Upington enjoys a summer rainfall and a hot climate. An ideal winter holiday resort, its facilities are excellent and the countryside contrasts semidesert reds with the emerald and olive greens of fertile vineyards. Linked by air and road to most parts of the country, the town is accessible, offers excellent accommodation and has a well-developed commercial infrastructure.

On the Kalahari-Namaqua-Namibia (Nama-kwari) route to and from Johannesburg and Cape Town, it is a convenient stopover for those travelling to the Augrabies Falls National Park, the Fish River Canyon and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
  i Tourist Information
Kalahari Oranje Museum Complex
Schröder Str, Upington 8800.
Tel 054 332 6064
 

 


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Featured Accommodation

1.
203 Bannockburn
Tel:011 704 2911
Self Catering, Upington

2.
Bain's House
Tel:+27 54 332 1333 Cell: +27 72 906 4852
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Upington

3.
La Boheme Guesthouse
Tel:+27 (0)54 338 0660
Cell: +27 (0)83 383 8288
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Upington

4.
Le Must River Collection
Tel:0027 +54 332 3971

Cell: 0027 +82 828 1885
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Upington

5.
A La Fugue Guesthouse
Tel:+27 (0)54 338 0424 Cell: +27 (0)82 789 9324
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Upington

6.
A Riviera Garden B&B
Tel:+27 (0)54 332 6554
Cell 072 447 6750
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Upington

7.
Africa River Lodge
Tel:054 331 1846
Cell: 083 303 7752
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Upington

8.
Belurana Collection - Victoria Manor and River House
Tel:054 332 4323
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Upington

9.
Kalahari Monate Lodge
Tel:054 332 1336
Hotels and Lodges, Upington

10.
Protea Hotel Oasis
Tel:054 337 8500
Hotels and Lodges, Upington

11.
River Bank Lapa
Tel:054 332 3449
Cell 082 492 4544
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Upington

12.
Strelitzia Guest House B&B
Tel:+27 54 339 3170
Cell: +27 71 365 6090
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Upington

13.
Thorn Tree
Tel:(054) 380 0300
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Upington

14.
28 Degrees North West Guesthouse
Tel:083 564 1058
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Upington

15.
A Chateau de Lux
Tel:054 332 6504
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Upington

16.
Afrique Guest House
Tel:054 332 2942
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Upington

17.
Andalize Guest House
Tel:054 332 5579
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Upington

18.
Aroma B&B
Tel:054 332 5448
Cell: 083 236 2252
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Upington

19.
Avond Rust Guest House
Tel:054 332 2264
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Upington

20.
Classic Court
Tel:054 332 6142 Cell: 082 568 1599
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Upington


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