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.
 
The Hedge Guesthouse
22.2 km

From R850* Unit


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

 
Die Mynhuis
22.7 km

From R425 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 R700 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

 
Kuru-Kuru Guest House
22.9 km

From R450 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

3 People are currently making enquiries at this establishment.

 
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

 
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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Safari Travelodge
24.9 km

From R335 PPS

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Safari Travelodge has 19 rooms to choose from, including smaller standard rooms, larger family rooms and self catering units. On an in town 9 ha estate. Safari Travelodge with its private, uniquely de... More Info

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Oleville Guest Inn & Conferencing
25.7 km

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From R650* Unit

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Oleville Guest Inn and Conferencing is a guest house situated in Kuruman We have 5 rooms in the main house. We have 4 executive rooms on the outside We have a conference center which can take up to... More Info

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Kalahari Hide
26.5 km

From R350 PPS


Kalahari Hide provides all its guests with friendly hospitality, excellent location and access to the very best in local activities in Kuruman. We have several units available: A cottage with two bedr... More Info

 
Namakwari Lodge
29.7 km

From R1148 PPS


Namakwari Lodge is a luxury Hotel in the heart of the Kalahari, where tranquility awaits you and where luxury is standard and you are always welcome. Namakwari Lodge is within walking distance from a... More Info

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Kuruman Reviews

Kuruman
The Moffatt Museum was clean and well sign posted. There was no person there to either guide or answer questions which was disappointing. Kuruman itself is not great - we found it grubby and dirty.
- Maria Van Kroonenburg

Kuruman
This is a place I would like to visit again in future. I understood that history was made there when the bible was translated into vernacular/setswana.
- Suzan Monareng

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

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

- Maggie Grootboom

Kuruman
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

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

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

Kuruman
Kuruman sien my weer!Het nie by alles uitgekom nie. Wil weer na die Moffat Museum gaan kyk.
- STEPHANIE BUITENDAG

Kuruman
Beautiful, clean town and we could get all the supplies we needed before entering Kgalagadi.
- Tanya Inman

Kuruman
A regular stop over for us while travelling to and from the Kgalagadi. A true oasis in the Green Kalahari.
- Paulette Bloomer