Tag: northern cape

  • Upington

    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 ...

  • Northern Cape

    The Northern Cape is a province that holds beauty in the form of desert landscapes and dry arid land, that is also renowned for the remarkable transformation that takes place in spring when the desert blossoms in a mass of colorful flowers. Cities scattered throughout this province stand out as oases amid the warm weather and unique animals which have adapted to this harsh expanse have many ...

  • Colesberg

    The history of Colesberg in South Africa all started with the perfectly symmetrical, cone-shaped hill that can still be seen just above the town today. It was this hill that served as a landmark for early travelers who were exploring the South African interiors, and it was below this landmark, around a water hole, that the first mission station sprang up here in 1814. Situated just 28 ...

  • Kimberley

    One of the most romantic and exciting periods in South African history began near the town of Kimberley in South Africa's Northern Cape Province, the scene of fascinating stories of fortunes gained and lost, of a simple barrow boy and of the son of a country vicar who both found fortune going on to become multi millionaires are legendary and have had a profound influence on South Africa ...

  • Kuruman

    Kuruman stands as an oasis in the Kalahari region, located in the Northern Cape Province. It is where David Livingstone and Reverend Robert Moffat set up base, and the legendary Kuruman Fountain which supplied the missionary with water in the 1800s still supplies the town with much needed water today, and has become a popular attraction with visitors. This picturesque agricultural hub, also ...