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Top Choice International in Upington

Cafe Zest

Locals swear that Zest serves the best coffee in town. It also has one of the most appealing menus, featuring salads, seafood, a decadent chicken dish with cafe au lait sauce and, of course, lots of red meat. On sum…
Winery in Upington

Orange River Cellars

At this smart new tasting centre there's a vast range of well-priced wines to taste, including dessert and sparkling wines. The colombard and muscadel are the best of the bunch. Platters are available if you fancy p…
Winery in Upington

Bezalel

Possibly the most varied tasting of any estate in the country, with samples of wine, port, brandy, liqueurs and the challenge of swigging mampoer (moonshine) without grimacing. There’s a restaurant (mains R70 to R12…
International in Upington

Bi-Lo Bistro

Birds hop between palm trees and kids play on the swings at this popular spot in the suburbs. The vast menu features everything from steak to sushi – the latter is surprisingly decent. There's also a small supermark…
Pub Food in Upington

Irish Pub & Grill

For sundowners or an early evening meal, you can’t beat this Irish bar’s patio overlooking the river. The menu features pizza, a few salads and plenty of meat.
International in Upington

Dros

A chain bar-restaurant focusing on meat, with a few salads, seafood dishes and pizzas. It's a pleasantly cool spot after a hot drive.
Museum in Upington

Kalahari-Orange Museum

The highlight of this museum, which occupies the mission station established by Reverend Schröder in 1875, is the story of the Upington 26, who were wrongly jailed under apartheid. Other than that, there are a few p…