South Africa :: Northern Cape (Namakwaland)
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Springbok, on N7 national road which connects the Cape with Namibia, is the largest town in the Namaqualand area of the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Springbok lies in a narrow valley between the high granite domes of the Klein Koperberge at the western extremity of the N14, which connects it with Upington and Pretoria. The town was founded on the farm Melkboschkuil in 1852 so as to establish a copper mine. In 1862 the town of Springbokfontein was laid out. (The -fontein- was dropped in later years.) During the Anglo- Boer the Boers under General Manie Maritz used the Klipkoppie at the town as a fort. It provided an excellent vantage point across the valley. Today the main revenue of the area, comes from tourism, mining activities and farming. Springbok is the centre of the wildflower region, and each spring, the town is over-run with tourists.
|Address :||Tourism Office, Voortrekker Street, Namakwaland, South Africa|
|Contact :||Regional Tourism Office|
|Tel :||+27(0)27 712 8035|
|Tel2 :||+27(0)27 712 8036|
|Host Website :||Click Here|
|Police Station :||Yes|
|Tourist Information :||Yes|
|Facilities :||Shopping Centre, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Restaurant, Airstrip|
|Game Viewing, Game Drives, 4WD Trails, Hiking Trails, Mountain Biking, Horse Trails, Fishing, Swimming, Canoeing|
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