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The enormous single pit open-cast iron mine
Kathu
Including Dingleton
50km west of Kuruman on the N14

Region:
Kalahari
Nearby Towns: Kuruman, Olifantshoek, Dibeng, Hotazel, Black Rock

Kathu, ‘the town under the trees’, came into being because of Iscor’s iron ore mining activity in the Kalahari and connected to it by road, rail and air through nearby Kimberley, the modern, model town is strategically situated. Some of the world’s longest ore trains travel through harsh territory to offload their precious cargo at Saldanha Bay.

And nothing can prevent the visitor being overawed by the sheer size of one of the world’s largest single-pit open-cast iron mines, dwarfing giant ore trucks bearing up to 170 tons of ore each load. Home to one of the country’s most beautiful golf courses and the luxurious Gamagara Lodge, limestone houses characterise a desert landscape hidden by graceful palms. A small, well-stocked game reserve adjoins the town as does the Khai-Appel Pleasure Resort.
  i Tourist Information
Kathu Information Office
Tel 083 660 5336
Tel/Fax 053 723 2391
 

 


activities and attractions
  Absailing and 4x4 routes
Tel 083 660 5336

Boiterelo Duallery Centre
Craft shop selling locally made jewellery. Tel 073 285 5433.

Game Reserve
Offering game and birdwatching. Tel 053 723 2263.

Khai-Appel Recreation Resort
Camping and caravan facilities, fishing and horseriding. Tel 053 723 2263.

Kumba Sportclub
Badminton, golf, gymnasium, squash, swimming, tennis. Tel 053 723 3288.

Mine Tour
Guided tours of the world’s largest single pit open-cast iron mine by appointment. Tel 083 660 5336.

 
activities and attractions

 

Featured Accommodation

1.
Namakwari Estate
Tel:053 723 2987
Hotels and Lodges, Kathu

2.
Accondri Guest House
Tel:053 723 2079
Cell: 079 392 7559
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Kathu

3.
Acondri Guest House
Tel:053 723 2079
Cell: 079 392 7559
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Kathu

4.
Gamagara Lodge
Tel:053 723 2285
Hotels and Lodges, Kathu

5.
Melkbos Guest House
Tel:053 723 1429
Cell: 076 519 1429
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Kathu

6.
Sanyati B&B
Tel:053 723 1666
Cell: 082 382 2114
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Kathu

7.
Cameleon Guesthouse
Tel:Cell: 082 923 2397
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Kathu

8.
Constantia Guest House
Tel:053 723 3020
Cell: 083 446 7448
Hotels and Lodges, Kathu

9.
Cranberry Cottage
Tel:053 723 7901
Cell: 082 921 3543
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Kathu

10.
Liwika Guesthouse
Tel:053 723 2691
Cell: 082 773 3544 / 083 304 0015
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Kathu

11.
Mopani Guesthouse
Tel:053 723 2519
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Kathu

12.
Rio Tessa Guesthouse
Tel:053 723 1238
Cell: 083 240 0696
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Kathu

13.
The Ranch Chalets
Tel:Cell: 082 927 9621
Self Catering, Kathu

14.
Adrianna Guest House
Tel:(053) 723 2079
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Kathu

15.
Khai Apple Resort
Tel:(053) 723 2261
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Kathu

16.
Ommihoek B&B
Tel:(053) 723 1478
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Kathu

17.
Rheotessa Guest House
Tel:053 723 1238
Cell: 083 240 0695
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Kathu

18.
Road Runner Guest House
Tel:(053) 723 1346
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Kathu

19.
Steenkamp Guest Farm
Tel:(053) 723 2391
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Kathu


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