In and around Upington
The Upington region offers various sights and activities for the wine -, food – and nature lover, the art and culture enthusiast, those who want to meet our locals, travelling families, the travelling businessmen, academics and keen history buffs.
Whether it’s getting back in touch with nature or indulging in cusine, you’ll find more than enough to love about Upington.
Things to do:
With each visit to the Red Ox Steakhouse we promise an outstanding service from our friendly staff and to top it all off, you will not be disappointed by the flavourful dishes prepared by our top chef and top notch kitchen staff.
Meals to die for and flavour to fill your palate will assure that you will come back for a second taste.
Desert Palace Hotel & Casino Resort situated in the heart of the Kalahari at the Upington Golf Course, 7km from the CBD of Upington on the Kuruman, Vryburg, Johannesburg and Golf Course Road (N14).
The resort offers a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere with friendly, efficient and well-trained staff whose main priority is you!
We will ensure that your needs are fulfilled and that your stay is memorable.
European inspired food with high quality locally sauced south African produce. Taste the unique flavors of our lamb dishes attributed by the grazing plants of this region. Springbok Carpaccio, duck salad, local dry aged meat on the bone, pork belly roast with quince jelly and biltong pear salad just to name a few favorite dishes.
Book a table, book an experience.
Orange River Cellars offers an extensive range of dry white, natural sweet and dry red wine, as well as dessert wines.
Our specialist staff members are only a few clicks away and standing by for any queries you may have regarding our selection, making the purchase of your wine online a satisfying and complication-free pleasure.
The Kalahari Mall opened its doors in September 2013 and with close to 60 stores, its wide variety, services and leisure options, shoppers can enjoy well-known retail outlets, as well as an impressive mix of speciality stores, open seven days a week.
With free parking, Kalahari Mall is truly a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, in a welcoming retail environment that includes state-of-the-art air-conditioning, to beat the Upington heat.
Enjoy 1½ hours of fantastic birding, total relaxation, good company, good music and soak up the Kalahari sun whilst drifting along the magnificent Orange River.
Snacks and alcoholic beverages will be available during the cruise to people above the age of 18 years at our on-board, fully licensed bar.
What started as a small-holding with rotational crops, in the beginning, today offers a Boutique Wine Cellar, Artisan Distillery, Beautiful Wedding Venues with Professional Catering Services, Farmstay Accommodation, and a Tourist-friendly Tasting Room with Garden Café and fairytale garden for the kids.
Things to see:
The Kalahari-Oranje Museum is housed in the buildings built by the Reverend Schröder in 1875 as a church and mission station.
Buried in the old white cemetery is George St Leger Gordon Lennox, nicknamed Scotty Smith. The grave is promoted as a tourist attraction.
It commemorates the South African Mounted Police and their use of Camels and is situated in Upington. It was unveiled on 29 April 1988.
Attractions that can be found along the stretch of the Orange River.
The Khoi people called it “Aukoerebis”, or place of Great Noise, as this powerful flow of water is unleashed from the Orange River Gorge.
Where the red dunes and scrub fade into infinity and herds of gemsbok, springbok, eland and blue wildebeest follow the seasons.
Tour operating in the Kalahari Desert and Wildlife Parks & Reserves and Conservation all over Southern Africa
Die Mas is a tranquil destination on the Orange River bank in the town Kakamas, a mere 80km from Upington in the Northern Cape Province. This is where we grow our main crops of grapes.