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Located in South Africa :: Northern Cape (Great Karoo)  :: Upington
Category: Places :: Town

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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).

Contact [ correction ]
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
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  Vodacom. MTN. CellC

Directions [ correction ]

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Destination Information [ correction ]
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
Diesel :  Yes   Diesel Type :  All grades
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

Facilities [ correction ]
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.

Activities [ correction ]
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).

Travelling Information

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.

 Travel Tip!

Upington is a nice stop over for visits to the Kalahari.

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