Upington Accommodation


The town of Upington is situated in the beautiful, but largely under-appreciated Northern Cape Province of South Africa. It lies firmly inland, in the region just south of the Kalahari, known as the Green Kalahari. Surrounded by an arid landscape, Upington itself and its immediate surroundings are green, thanks to its position on the banks of the Orange River. This greenery lends the town a pretty feel and is responsible for much of the agriculture and tourism that the town survives on.

Upington was established in 1848 as a mission station, and later named after Sir Thomas Upington, the Attorney General (and later Prime Minister) of the Cape. The town's development was greatly speeded up by the use of donkeys, a fact which led to the construction of a donkey statue in the town as a tribute to the humble beasts. The mission station which started it all now houses a museum known as the Kalahari-Oranje Museum, which boasts artifacts relating to the development of Upington and the Lower Orange River.

The Orange River ensures fertile soil which supports agriculture in the area, but it also provides many activities for locals and visitors alike. For example, sundowner cruises on the river are a must - just imagine floating down stream at dusk, bubbly in hand, watching the barbell jump. Water sports and fishing are also popular past times.

Close to Upington, the Bazalel Wine and Brandy Estate provides cellar tours and tastings, and the brandy and witblitz on offer is particularly well acclaimed. Four kilometres outside of Upington, the Tierberg Nature Reserve has plenty of springbok, and in winter the aloes come into bloom. If you really want a flower spectacle though, visit in spring when the succulents flower.

If you're prepared to travel a little further, the Augrabies Falls National Park is a highly recommended attraction.

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Versamelnes Guest Accommodation
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Upington and the surrounding areas has a unique beauty. Upington is situated on the banks of the Orange River and because of all the irrigated vineyards adjacent to the town, the area is known as the... More Info

Moonriver Guest House
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For luxury accommodation out of this world we proudly give to you Moonriver Guest House located on the romantic shores of the Orange River. Enjoy a glass of Champagne while relaxing in an old Victo... More Info

Evergreen Guesthouse
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In a upmarket suburb of Upington amongst lush gardens Evergreen Guesthouse is nestled amongst large palmtrees, and birdsong is your wakeup call. The canal from the orange river provides water and henc... More Info

African Vineyard Guesthouse
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African Vineyard Guest House is a 4-star and AA superior, unique establishment that offers a great deal more than just an overnight stay. Nestled on a working farm, we are part of the lush, fertile la... More Info

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Browns Manor is the first Guesthouse as you enter Upington from Olifantshoek (Johannesburg). Enjoy the tranquility of the Orange River Valley at Browns Manor. Experience the luxury of the newly renov... More Info

Sun River Kalahari Lodge
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Sun River Kalahari Lodge embraces the banks of the mighty Orange River and offers its visitors a tranquil and soothing escape from the bustle of every day life. The lodge has 17 luxurious and styli... More Info

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The Cape Lodge is ideally situated for visitors coming to Upington and giving them a Cape feeling, be it for business or pleasure. Situated in a quiet area with secure parking and electronic gates. A ... More Info

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Blue Rain is situated in one of the quiet areas in Upington. We offer three fully equipped, spacious, self-catering rooms as well as three B&B rooms. The rooms are all equipped with air-conditioni... More Info

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Welcome to Riverplace. Experience the true magnificence of the Orange River right on your doorstep. Spectacular sunsets, whispers of flowing water and star-filled African skies offer an ambiance of ... More Info

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Bet-El is a beautiful and comfortable guest house located in a quiet residential area in Upington. The guest house offers comfortable rooms for families, couples or business travelers. The Fam... More Info

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Upington Reviews

Upington is a nice place.
- Recardo De Wee

A lovely growing town. It has everything a weary traveler needs.
- Arie Minkovski

If anyone thought Upington is a small town with everything that goes with a small town then you are wrong.We saw lots of development going on.The airport is just amazing how clean it is.The service all round good.Lots of friendly and humble people.We are going to visit again.
- Garoy September

A great town.The people are always friendly and you can feel that they want you to enjoy the visit.
- Jerry De Bruin

Seems very clean and well organized.
- Martin Reimann