Upington

The principal town of the Green Kalahari and also home to Orange River Cellars’ head office and tasting centre.

Upington traces its beginnings back to 1875, when a mission station was erected here. Today Upington is a popular tourist destination due to its scenic location on the banks of the Orange River, wonderful year-round climate and modern amenities.

Upington

The principal town of the Green Kalahari and also home to Orange River Cellars’ head office and tasting centre.

Upington traces its beginnings back to 1875, when a mission station was erected here. Today Upington is a popular tourist destination due to its scenic location on the banks of the Orange River, wonderful year-round climate and modern amenities.

Keimoes

Another scenic stop about 43 km south-west of Upington and close to Kanoneiland, is the beautiful little town of Keimoes.

The name is of Khoekhoen origin and means “large eye”, i.e. spring or fountain. When visiting Keimoes, look out for the historic paddle waterwheel that was once used to irrigate the vineyards and fruit trees alongside the river.

Keimoes

Another scenic stop about 43 km south-west of Upington and close to Kanoneiland, is the beautiful little town of Keimoes.

The name is of Khoekhoen origin and means “large eye”, i.e. spring or fountain. When visiting Keimoes, look out for the historic paddle waterwheel that was once used to irrigate the vineyards and fruit trees alongside the river.

Kakamas

To some, the town’s name originates from the Khoi word, ‘gagamas’ (brown), referring to the red clay of the area with which women daub their faces.

To most, though, Kakamas is a Koranna word meaning ‘poor pasture’, which is an ironic description for this lush, fertile area lined with vineyards, cotton and lucerne fields.

Kakamas

To some, the town’s name originates from the Khoi word, ‘gagamas’ (brown), referring to the red clay of the area with which women daub their faces.

To most, though, Kakamas is a Koranna word meaning ‘poor pasture’, which is an ironic description for this lush, fertile area lined with vineyards, cotton and lucerne fields.

Grootdrink

As one can deduct from this quaint little town’s name, it is a major wine-producing hub within the region.

The peace and quiet here, along with beautiful scenery of red Kalahari sand and quiver trees, make it a must-see destination for travellers.

Grootdrink

As one can deduct from this quaint little town’s name, it is a major wine-producing hub within the region.

The peace and quiet here, along with beautiful scenery of red Kalahari sand and quiver trees, make it a must-see destination for travellers.

Groblershoop

Founded in 1936 and named after a former Minister of Agriculture, Groblershoop is a farming and administrative centre in the Orange River Valley, east of Upington.

Apart from wine grape cultivation, Groblershoop is an important source of export for large table grapes and sultanas.

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