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GREEN KALAHARI

Once the border of the Cape Colony, the Green Kalahari was South Africa's Wild West and many rogue, including the notorious Scotty Smith sought refuge from the law in its far spaces. The legendary Koranna leader Klaas Lukas occupied the second biggest island on the river. From his impregnable base he gave the Cape government and Revered Christian Schroder the permission needed to establish missionary settlements on the north bank of the river. His edict led to the establishment of Keimoes. Klaas Island is now part of the Augrabies Falls National Park.
Boesmansgat – Danielskuil
Beneath the rich, golden plains of the farm Mount Carmel between Kuruman and Danielskuil, lays the entrance to this natural mysteriously dark and deep dolomite sinkhole and renowned as the second deepest and the largest of its kind in the world.
Roaring Sands – Groblershoop
North of Groblershoop in the Witsand nature Reserve one will find twenty to sixty meter high white dunes and the Roaring sands of the Kalahari.
Weaver Nests – Groblershoop and surrounding areas
The lodge nests of this remarkable community birds are a hallmark of the area.
Riemvasmaak Hot Springs – Kakamas
Northwest of Kakamas bordering the Augrabies Falls National Park between the Orange and the dry Molopo Rivers lies 75 000 ha of sheer mountain desert wilderness called the Riemvasmaak.
Quiver Tree – Kenhardt
Quiver Tree forest sited ±8km south of town on the main route to Cape Town. It consist of ± 4000 to 5000 Quiver Trees with a 4km trail.
Witsand Nature Reserve – Olifantshoek
70km from Postmasburg the 3300ha of the Witsand Nature Reserve lays the scenic beauty with vivid contrasts provided by white dunes, red sands and olive green trees.
Kanoneiland – Upington
14km long and 3km wide Kanoneiland is the largest island in the Orange river.
Wine Cellars & Estates – Upington
This Co-Operative Wine Cellar was established in 1965. An 5 Cellar co-operative the largest in South Africa with award winning wines.
Date Palm Avenue – Upington
This Date Palm Avenue was declared a national monument in 1982. This Palm avenue forms the entrance to Die Eiland holiday resort. These dates where planted in 1935 and consist of more than 200 date palms.
Augrabies Falls National Park - Kakamas
Waterfall sights are awesome or a sound as deafening as water thundering down the 56 m Augrabies Waterfall when the Orange River is in full flood. As this powerful flow of water is unleashed from rocky surroundings characterized by the 18km abyss of the Orange River Gorge. Picturesque names as Moon Rock, Ararat and Echo Corner are descriptive of this rocky region. The 28 000 hectares are sancturary to a diversity of species, from the Kokerboom (quiver trees), very small succulents, birds and reptiles to springbok, gemsbok and the endangered black rhino.


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