Upington is the main town of the Green Kalahari region in the Northern Cape. Approximately 820 km north of Cape Town and 875 km west of Johannesburg, Upington is ideal as a stopover for those travelling to the Augrabies Falls National Park, the Fish River Canyon and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Upington is named after Sir Thomas Upington, the first Attorney General of the Cape. Originally known as Kharahais, Upington owes its success to agriculture and irrigated lands along the Orange River.
Accommodation options in Upington includes luxury Lodges, Guesthouses, Bed and Breakfast's, Hotels, Self-catering units and camping. Read about Upington as a tourist destination in the article "Upington Tourist Information" as well as other interesting articles on Upington and surrounds in our article section.
Upington offers a wide range of restaurants to choose from. From casual outdoor dining to fine dining experiences, there is something for everyone. One can enjoy traditional South African cuisine as well as a variety of international dishes. Whether you are looking for an intimate dinner or a family outing, the restaurants in Upington offer something for everyone.