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 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.
Some of the things to do and see in Upington are as follows:
SA Dried Fruit Co-operative
The Mill - local delights such as dried fruit, freshly baked home products, goat's milk feta cheese, arts and crafts to body product and home decor
The Kalahari Kuierfees, held in September, offers loads of entertainment
Spitskop Nature Reserve
Orange River Wine Route through Keimoes, Kakamas and explore the unique stops along the way to the majestic Augrabies National Park and waterfalls only +-120 km away