Welcome to Upington
Home to lush gardens and hundreds of date palm trees, Upington is a prosperous, orderly town on the banks of the Gariep (Orange) River. The central hub for the Green Kalahari, it’s a good place to recoup after a long desert slog – although it gets blazing hot in summer. Wide boulevards, slightly cluttered with supermarkets and chain stores, fill the town centre. Step onto a side street near the river, however, and you’ll enter a peaceful world where refreshing, watery views and rows of palms hold quiet court.
If you yearn to see the Northern Cape’s most remote parts but don’t have the means to do so on your own, this is also a good place to organise a guided tour.