South Africa :: Northern Cape (Great Karoo)
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This principal town of the Green Kalahari is 820km north of Cape Town and 875km west of Johannesburg. By uniting Christian Schröder's 1871 mission station, Olyfenhoutsdrift and the Upington police station, the town of Upington, named after the first Attorney General of the Cape, Sir Thomas Upington, was formed. WIFI is available at the internet café. All banks are represented in town. (Nov-11).
|Address :||Northern Cape Tourism authority, Northern Cape, South Africa|
|Contact :||Northern Cape Tourism authority|
|Tel :||+27(0)53 833 1434|
|Tel2 :||+27(0)53 832 2657|
|Fax :||+27(0)53 831 2937|
|Email :||Click Here|
|Website :||Click Here|
|Cellphone Reception :||Good||Main Cellular Network :||Vodacom. MTN. CellC|
|Police Station :||Yes||Police Telephone :||+27(0)54 337 3400|
|Hospital :||Yes||Hospital Telephone :||+27(0)54 338 8900|
|Doctor :||Yes||Doctor Telephone :||+27(0)54 337 7400|
|Tourist Information :||Yes||Tourist Information Telephone :||+27(0)54 338 7152|
|Petrol :||Yes||Petrol Type :||All grades||Petrol Price Index :||R14.02 (2014)|
|Diesel :||Yes||Diesel Type :||All grades||Diesel Price Index :||R12.80(2014)|
|Towing Service :||Yes||Towing Service Telephone:||+27(0)72 196 6862|
|Facilities :||Gas Refill, Shopping Mall, Shopping Centre, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Internet Cafe, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Airport, Car Rental, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair|
|Internet, Wireless Networking|
|Other Facilities :||Auto Glass Repair. Auto Dealer. Motorbike Repair Services. Auto Spares. Court. Government Services. Library. School/s. Fire Brigade. Fast Food. Travel Agency. Computer/IT Services.|
|Game Viewing, Game Drives, 4WD Trails, Tours and Excursions, Picnics, Wine Tasting, Cellar Tours, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Mountain Biking, Golf, Fishing, Swimming, Water Skiing, Canoeing, Boat Trips, White Water Rafting, Bird Watching, Scenic Flights|
|More Activities:||Boating. Golfing. Waterskiing. Boat trip.|
|Notes on Activities:||(Some activities may be offered nearby).|
Upington has its own airport - the Upington International airport. There are car rental facilities available at the airport. The rainy season in Upington is usually around October. (Nov-11). The N14 from Upington to Vryburg and from Upington to Springbok was reported to be in a good condition during February 2014. Hospital no. for MediClinic. Doctor no. for De Klerk & Eksteen. Taxi/Shuttle Services. Immigration & Customs Services in town. Railway station available.
Upington is a nice stop over for visits to the Kalahari.
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