Located in the northwestern part of the Northern Cape Province, Upington South Africa is an agricultural, commercial and educational centre. It is also a gateway to a variety of popular tourist destinations. South Africa draws in tourists like bees to honey. For the reason there are countless low cost airlines offering cheap flights to South Africa nearly throughout the year.Upington is a tourist’s hotspot. Tourists both local and overseas come to enjoy sunshine, friendly people, the unique tribal life of San and Nama Bushmen around Upington, the marvel of the mighty Orange river, wine tours and canoeing down the Orange river.
Situated on the banks of the Orange River, Upington is surrounded by bright green vineyards. The Orange River Wine Cellar is the largest wine co-operative in South Africa. For all wine connoisseurs, spend the day at Orange River Wine Cellars. You could do a wine tasting in town at a co-op of five different wine cellars. As it is the agricultural hub, all of South Africa’s dried sulatana’s are processed, later scanned and packed for exports.
Upington also serves as a perfect night stop for routes to Namibia and Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, Augbraies Falls (the king of South African waterfalls), Fish river canyon and Northern Cape.
Upington is the favorite spot for thrilling activities such as hunting, boating, fishing, golfing, as well as water skiing. You could enjoy river rafting, a gentle river cruise on the Sakkies Arkie or simply canoe on the river to make it a memorable experience.
Spitskop Nature Reserve, just outside Upington, provides a perfect destination for a day’s outing, picnicking, game drives or even doing the hiking trails in the reserve. Another attraction is Kalahari Oranje Museum; it offers an insight into the history of the rather hardy folks who have made this town their home over the last couple of hundred years.
Upington boasts many beautifully landscaped gardens, rose beds and large graceful trees all situated in a genuine atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
The Raisin festival in Upington is a great fun for all. It offers a colorful parade of floats, beauty competitions, craft building competitions, potjiekos, pancakes and plenty of fun for family and visitors.
With a little advance planning, Upington travel will fit perfectly into a memorable South African vacation.