Accommodation near Kuruman (Johan Pienaar) Airport

Johan Pienaar Airport is situated just outside of Kuruman in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The town, which is on the border with the North West province, has a small population (around 13 000) and the airport is small to match it. The Kuruman airport operates with a single runway which is 1700 metres by 15 metres and 1336 metres above sea level.

Owing to the small size of the town and its lack of reputation as a major tourist hub, the Kuruman Airport is not very busy. The scheduled flights are few and far between and then they usually carry business people visiting the mines. Larger airports are located in Johannesburg (Gauteng) and Bloemfontein (Free State).

Kuruman is situated just outside of the Kalahari National Park, a popular self-drive destination among South Africans. The region is dry with a couple of small shrubs dotted about. The town however is an oasis, thanks to a fresh water spring which provides 20 million litres of water to the town every day. The spring is known as 'The Eye of Kuruman', 'Die Oog' or 'Gasegonyana'.

Some people think of the spring as a 'fountain of Christianity', as it was in Kuruman that Robert Moffat established his missionary in 1821 and became the first person to translate the bible into seTswana. In 1841 David Livingstone showed up in Kuruman to start his missionary career.

The Kalahari Meerkat Project (made famous by the television program 'Meerkat Manor') is based just outside of Kuruman.

The area around Kuruman is mined for iron ore, manganese, blue asbestos and tiger's eye, so it is probable that much of the airport's traffic is related to this industry.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Bashewa House
22.2 km

From R300* unit

Beautifully restored old house within walking distance from Die Oog/ The Eye, shops, banks, pharmacies and garages. The house sleeps 11 people on 3/4 beds and the three single flats have double beds i... More Info

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The Hedge Guesthouse
22.2 km

From R475 pps

The Hedge Guesthouse offers luxurious accommodation in Kuruman and is known for its tranquil and serene environment. Our lovely Camel Thorn trees cast lovely shade promising relaxation and comfort fo... More Info

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French Blue Self Catering
22.2 km

From R375 pps

French Blue is a charming country bed and breakfast in Kuruman, South Africa, possibly the best of Kuruman accommodation, with 2 luxury bedrooms with peaceful patios. The emphasis here is on unpret... More Info

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Amaziah Guest House
22.3 km

From R850 pps

Amaziah Guesthouse is situated in Kuruman, 540km from the Oliver Tambo Airport, in Johannesburg and 262km from Upington, along the popular N14 main route to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabie... More Info

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Oude Werf Lodge
22.5 km

From R402 pps

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Oude Werf Lodge situated in Kuruman in the green Kalahari is the ideal setting to end your day and start a perfect and memorable stay. Come and sit in our A la Carte Restaurant for an unforgettabl... More Info

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Die Mynhuis
22.7 km

From R375 pps

"Die Mynhuis Guesthouse" is situated in a quiet street in Kuruman, the oasis of the Kalahari. This guesthouse is known for its exceptional and friendly service. It is the ideal stopover when visiting ... More Info

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Cunningham Cottage
22.8 km

From R550 pps

Cunningham Cottage is your ideal accommodation when en route to Namibia, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Namaqualand or on business to the local mining region. All rooms are spacious with air conditione... More Info

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Kuru-Kuru Guest House
22.9 km

From R320 pps

Situated in the garden town of Kuruman in the beautiful Kalahari, Kuru-Kuru Guest House is known for it's warm hospitality and excellent cuisine. Stay over with us en route to the Augrabies, Kgalagad... More Info

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Cornerstone Guest House
24 km

From R420 pps

Cornerstone is a lovely guest house in a tranquil suburban area, situated in Kuruman. Lying in the heart of the Kalahari, Kuruman is one of those special places endowed with incredible picturesque sce... More Info

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Azalea Guest House
24.1 km

From R375 pps

Situated in a quiet suburb in tranquil surroundings, Azalea offers secure parking, en-suite comfortable rooms and a warm welcome. We are on the route to Cape town, West coast, Botswana, Namibia, richt... More Info

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Kuruman Reviews

We had supper at the Spur - stunning meal. Will recommend them.
- Lynelle Van Heerden

It is a beautiful town.
Full of potholes, which annoyed me because I could not avoid it.

- Maggie Grootboom

A very nice Wimpy with friendly and helpful people, but otherwise very dusty and lots of litter. The Kalahari Hide was an Oasis in the the Red Dusty Dessert.
- Glenda Vonarburg

We visited Kuruman expressly to experience "Die Oog" which we did and were suitably impressed.
- Colin Stretton

It is a much better place than I imagined. I found more restaurants than I would imagine a small town to have.
- Phephela Makgoke