Bound by the Orange River and the Kalahari, Upington is the
principal city in the Northern Region, an ideal winter
holiday resort with all the modern conveniences on the major
routes to Namibia and Kalahari, Augrabies, Fish River Canyon
and Northern Cape.
Mention Upington and the mind conjures up visions of a
desolate, sun baked, southern Kalahari desert town, where
man's existence is a daily struggle. But how wrong can one
Through this harsh landscape that surrounds Upington runs a
glittering green ribbon - the fertile Orange River Valley
which brings life-giving water from the distant highlands of
Lesotho to the town.
Upington is a town of beautifully landscaped gardens, many
rose beds and large, graceful trees - all wrapped in a
geniune atmosphere of peace and tranquility.