Upington Attractions & Activities Offered
Upington is situated on the banks of the Mighty Orange River, which is one of the largest rivers in South Africa. The town is rich in culture and history.
Kalahari Mall is Upington’s first, very own super-regional shopping centre. With its wide variety of shops, services and leisure options, shoppers can enjoy more than 70 stores, ranging from well-known retail outlets to an impressive mix of speciality stores.
The airport has the longest tarred runway in the southern hemisphere measuring 4 900 m. There are three other runways with 6 landing directions, making it very convenient for visitor travels.
Desert Palace Casino
Desert Palace Hotel & Casino Resort situated in the heart of the Kalahari at the Golf Course, 7km from the CBD on the Kuruman, Vryburg, Johannesburg and Golf Course Road (N14).
Kalahari Oranje Museum
The Kalahari-Oranje Museum is housed in the buildings built by the Reverend Schröder in 1875 as a church and mission station. Household items dating from that age and items relating to the history of the town and the Lower Orange River can be seen here.
Sakkie se Arkie
What better way to enjoy the Orange River than on a sunset river cruise. Sakkie se Arkie is a floating bar on the river and Sakke Spangenberg, the owner of the vessel, is an experience skipper who will take you on a two hour cruise – perfect for bird watching or just for relaxing in the evening sunshine.
The Mighty Orange River
The Mighty Orange River (Afrikaans/Dutch: Oranjerivier), is the longest river in South Africa. It rises in the Drakensberg mountains in Lesotho. Flowing westwards through South Africa to the Atlantic Ocean.