The Kalahari-Oranje Museum is housed in the buildings built by the Reverend Schröder in 1875 as a church and mission station. Household items dating from that age and items relating to the history of Upington and the Lower Orange River can be seen here.
The museum is home to the life-sized statue of the donkey, sculptured in bronze by Hennie Potgieter. It represents the unselfish contribution made by the donkey in developing the Lower Orange River Valley during the pioneer days.
The Mighty Orange River (Afrikaans/Dutch: Oranjerivier), Gariep River, Groote River or Senqu River is the longest river in South Africa.
It rises in the Drakensberg mountains in Lesotho. Flowing westwards through Upington and the rest of South Africa to the Atlantic Ocean.
What better way to enjoy the Orange River than on a sunset river cruise. Sakkie se Arkie is a floating bar on the river and Sakkie Spangenberg, the owner of the vessel, is an experience skipper who will take you on a two hour cruise – perfect for bird watching or just for relaxing in the evening sunshine.
Snacks are provided and alcohol is available at the fully licensed bar to those over the age of 18. The river cruise is the ideal way to escape the confines of town and see what the river has to offer.
Our wines are renowned for their healthy colours and distinctive aromatic and flavour properties, all of which are inherited from the prevailing terroir conditions, enhanced by avant garde cellar technology.
Great emphasis is placed on delivering complex, fruit-driven wines, immediately accessible, easily drinkable, and consumer friendly. Within every portfolio of wines there are some variants which can also be bottle matured for varying periods of time.
Swift River Adventures invite you to experience the Orange River running through Upington in all its glory. Our half-day river rafting trip from Upington to Oukamp, provides the ideal breakaway from your normal routine. You will experience the Orange River with it’s abundance of bird life and throw a wave at the locals as they sit on the banks and fish.
Desert Palace Hotel & Casino Resort situated in the heart of the Kalahari at the Upington Golf Course, 7km from the CBD of Upington on the Kuruman, Vryburg, Johannesburg and Golf Course Road (N14).
The resort offers a calm and relaxed atmosphere with friendly, efficient and well-trained staff whose main priority is you!
Let the casino be where your fantasies become a reality, where your dreams can come true and winning has never been easier.
Kalahari Mall is Upington’s first, very own super-regional shopping centre. With its wide variety of shops, services and leisure options, shoppers can enjoy more than 70 stores, ranging from well-known retail outlets to an impressive mix of speciality stores. Kalahari Mall is truly a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, in a welcoming retail environment that includes state-of-the-art air-conditioning, to beat the Upington heat. Something to smile about for sure.
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