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Hardly the small, desolate Kalahari
town everyone envisions, Upington lies in a luscious, green, fertile oasis in
the heart of the sun-baked Kalahari landscape, the Orange River Valley. It
boasts beautiful plant life in the form of majestic trees, gardens and rose
bushes. The Orange River and its never-ending supply of water is responsible for
the towns agricultural, economic and tourism success. It also offers relaxation
and entertainment for locals and visitors.
Mighty Kalahari Discover the unspoilt beauty of this less
travelled region. Hunting, hiking and sightseeing are a few of they
many activities available to keep you busy.
River Wine Cellars The second largest wine co-operative in the world. Tours and
wine tasting are offered to visitors. Prior arrangements must be made.
Gemsbok National Park Game viewing at its best.
Waterfall Named by the Khoi people, Augrabies, meaning "Place of
great Noise". It is truly a spectacular sight to see the Orange
River cascading 60m down in a mighty waterfall.
Nature Reserve 13km's from Upington, it offers wonderful game viewing and bird
Ginnery At the Dried Fruit Co, where hundreds of raisins and sultanas
are packed daily.
Raisin Festival - Once a year, every year.
Rides - An experience not to be missed with these smelly, rather cute
Rafting - Join in this fun sport with experienced and well trained
Trails - Experience the diversity of this
region on a rugged, challenging 4x4 trail.
Hiking Trail - This 40km trail can be undertaken between April and October.
Game viewing is arranged and mountain bikes and canoes can be rented.