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Accommodation in Upington


Accommodation in Upington – Upington Accommodation

Find accommodation in the most popular places to stay in Upington 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.

Upington closest city is Kimberley. Towns and settlements in the vicinity are Kanoneiland, Kakemas, Keimoes, Loxtonvale, Louisvale, Augrabies, with Groblershoop, Boegoeberg, Skerpioenpunt, Onseepkans, Pofadder, Olifantshoek, and Aggenys a bit further away

Check the linked establishments for their brochure page with amenities, facilities, website, contact information, and other details.

See below the table for more about Upington, 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 Upington, and links to find out more.

Name of establishment Telephone……
Rating Type of
Price Pets Kids Wheel
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Witsand Nature Reserve 053 313 1061 none Reserve A-G N N N
Brakbos Gaste Akkommodasie 054 322 5060 none acc A-G N N N
Belurana River Manor Boutique Hotel 054 331 1188 none hotel A-G N N N
Strelitzia Guesthouse 054 331 1519 none gh A-G N N N
Akkommodasie@ 054 331 2266 none acc A-G N N N
Riva Resort 054 331 2296 none resort A-G N N N
Belurana River Manor 054 332 4323 none lodge A-G N N N
Desert Palace Hotel & Casino 054 338 4100 none resort A-G N N N
Ru-Na Guest House 054 339 2744 none gh A-G N N N
Anwil B&B 054 339 3173 none bnb A-G N N N
Chapman Safaris 076 409 2542 none acc A-G N N N
Die Ou Huis @UAP 082 5503 800 none wed/conf A-G N N N
Upington Country Lodge 083 257 3903 none lodge A-G N N N
The Eiland Holiday Resort 054 334 0286/7/8 none resort A-G N N N
!Xaus Lodge none lodge A-G N N N
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 Venues in Upington

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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 Upington

Upington falls under the Siyanda district municipality and Khara Heis local municipality. Upington has an airport that can accommodate large aeroplanes.

Upington History

The name Upington was first used to refer to the troupe of police that were sent up to the Gariep area by Sir Thomas Upington (Governor General at the time) to provide more stability in the Gariep Area and to try and facilitate peace between the Nama, Korannas, Griekwas, the pioneer farmers, and the Bon-Delswarts. His police force was stationed at the farm Olyvenhout. This was also where Schroeder had his mission station and he didn’t take too well to this ‘intrusion’. It was only in 1898 that there was a reconciliation and the town Upington was formed.

Attractions in and around Upington

Find out who Scotty Smit was and visit his grave at the local cemetry, a very renowned and colorful character of the Kalahari.

Sample the wonderful grapes, raisins and wines of this region, especially the red wines of the Orange River Cellars. They have a unique flavour as a result of the hot days and cool nights, the clear desert air, the alluvial soil, and because they grow so close to the banks of the Orange River. The white wines and sparkling wines (like champagne) are also good, and the sweet, dessert wines are delectable. White wines produced in the area; Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Colombard, Chardonnay, and reds and roses; Ruby Cabernet, Merlot, Shiraz, or Cabernet Sauvignon. Other places where there are wine cellars are Kakamas, Keimoes, Grootdrink and Groblershoop.

Don’t forget to try the citrus wines. You will be pleasantly surprised.

The other main attraction is the Kalahari Bushmen with their rock paintings and cave art who have left a rich archeological heritage in this area. The Khoi, San, Basarwa, or Khwe were hunter-gatherers and indigenous people of the Kalahari Desert. Our forebears have been living here for more than 22,000 years according to the evidence. Cultural villages attempt to retain their customs and show how these people used to live with dancers, artists, craftsmen, musicians, traditional healers, and accommodation in traditional dwellings.

The old mission station now hosts the local museum.

Universities and Colleges in Upington

Noordkaap Plattelandse Kollege vir Onderwys en verdere Opleiding 054 332 4711

Events in Upington

What’s on in Upington

External Links

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Wiki – Upington

Helpful numbers for Upington

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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