Taking its name from the thundering Augrabies Falls, the little town of Augrabies in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa is seen by many as being synonymous with the popular Augrabies Falls National Park, when in fact it is a town in its own right. Augrabies lies in a picturesque setting, bordering the park and on the banks of the Orange River, southwest of Upington. Tourism and the ...
Upington started off as a small mission station founded in the 1870's and was named after the Attorney General, Sir Thomas Upington in 1895. This was also the hunting grounds of the infamous highwayman Scotty Smith who died in 1919 and whose grave can still be seen in the local cemetery. Upington is a great tourist attraction in this region being en-route to the Kalahari ...