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Accommodation in Olifantshoek

 

Accommodation in Olifantshoek – Olifantshoek Accommodation

Find accommodation in the most popular places to stay in Olifantshoek in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Looking for Dinner Bed and Breakfast, Backpackers, Hotels, Inns, Game Lodges, Self Catering or other place to stay, Accommodation Africa South will soon provide you with a list of all the best destinations, things to do and see whether you are looking for a ‘naughty’ weekend away from the kids, an adventure, vacation or holiday accommodation or somewhere to stay because you are a travelling salesman, contractor or other profession that involves a lot of travelling and staying away from home.  We also plan to have venues and places where you can have conferences, conventions, expos,  special events like weddings, birthday parties, art, craft, and other exhibitions, as well as farmers or christmas markets and agricultural and other shows.  We also have a calendar of events in the Northern Cape and other places in South Africa if you wish to see whats on.

Olifantshoek closest city is Kimberley. Towns and settlements in the vicinity are Sishen, Kathu, Kuruman, Danielskuil, Sutton, Dibeng, Hotazel, Black Rock, Postmasburg, with Upington, Groblershoop and Vryburg a bit further away.

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See below the table for more about Olifantshoek, its vicinity and neighboring areas. Below the table is a bit of history, emergency and other numbers, attractions in the area, what to do and see in and around Olifantshoek, and links to find out more.

Name of establishment Telephone……
Number
Rating Type of
accom
Price Pets Kids Wheel
chair
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Safari gastehuis 053 331 0536 none gh A-G N N N
Sonbesie Accommodation Guesthoouse 083 566 4073 none gh A-G N N N
Kalahari Watergat Olifantshoek Lodge 053 331 0117 none lodge A-G N N N
Weer Guesthouse 053 331 0710 none gh A-G N N N
Elephant Rock Inn 053 331 0724 none acc A-G N N N
Sonbesie accommodation guesthouse 083 566 4073 none gh A-G N N N
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 Venues in Olifantshoek

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Name of establishment Telephone Number Rating Type of venue Price Break away Kitchen WC Accessible
Show Grounds xxx xxx xxxx not yet Stalls for animals
Display cubicles, other
enquire y yes yes yes
Civic Centre xxx xxx xxxx none Hall
Conference rooms
enquire y yes yes no
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About Olifantshoek

Olifantshoek is an Afrikaans name that means ‘Elephant Corner’ and falls  under the Johan Taolo Gaetsewe district municipality and Gamagara local municipality. It lies at the base of the Langeberge on the Namakwari route on the N14 national road. You will find Olifantshoek south east from Upington, northeast from Kuruman and northwest from Kathu. Olifantshoek has an airport for smaller aircraft.

Olifantshoek History

Olifantshoek used to be part of the Tsantsabane municipality before it amalgamated with the Gamagara municipality in 2006. It used to be known as the ‘portal to the growling sand’ before the town got its name Olifantshoek.

The Batlhaping and Batlharo Tswana bantustans lived in this area, and before that, the bushmen. They have left their mark on many caves and rocks in this area.

Attractions in and around Olifantshoek

In town there is the old NG-church on the main road. Just outside town is a garden with a statue of an elephant, made by Louis Gay, the town’s mascot and guardian angel. Sishen is a mining town close by with one of the biggest open cast mines in the world. The  Galeshewe war graves are just outside Olifantshoek on the Fuller Farm.

The Witsand Nature Reserve is a wonderful place to visit with lots of trees and grassland. In a dry year one can hear the rumblings of the huge sanddunes. In Afrikaans it is called ‘brulsand’ which means ‘growling sand’ because of the sound the sand makes.

There are many game viewing opportunities, hunting safaris, and 4×4 routes in this area.

If you are interested in Archeology, this area is mesmerising with San rock paintings and markings, some of which are at Meerlust and ‘Pan Heuwel’. There are glacier striations and cave art near Kathu, and Wonderwerk Cave, that has been inhabited for over a million years, is in the vicinity.

The Neylan and Pudu hiking trails are for the more energetic visitors.

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Helpful numbers for Olifantshoek

Emergency Services

Local Number enquiries 1023
International Enquiries 903
Time 1026
Tourism Info and Safety Line             083 123 2345
Police 10111
Ambulance 10117
SA Weather Service 82 162

American Express             +27 (0)11 359 0111
Diners Club             +27 (0)11 358 8400
Mastercard International (TF)             0800 990418
VISA International (TF)             0800 990475
Thomas Cook – Rennies (TF)             0800 998175
Europ Assistance             +27 (0)11 359 5000
Medical Rescue International             +27 (0)11 242 0242
SA National Parks Board             +27 (0)12 428 9111
Northern Cape Parks & Tourism Board

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