Attractions IN/AROUND Askham

Nature Reserves

Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve

Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve lies on the North West province side of the Bloemhof Dam, on the damís northern shores. Regarded as one of the largest dams in South Africa covering an area of 25 000 hectares that lies at the confluence of the Vaal and Vet ...

Landmarks

Hakskeen Pan

Hakskeen Pan is a dry lake bed, and the world's largest unworked saltpan. It lies way up in the far north west of the Northern Cape, 300 km from Upington, virtually on the eastern border of Namibia. Hakskeen is one of at least five such pans in ...

Cultural / Uniquely South African / World Heritage Sites

Khomani Cultural Landscape

The area in the southern Kalahari, bordered in the east by Botswana and the west by Namibia, is where you will find a small group of the Khomani San a people who, until recently, were thought to have vanished. Their once vast ...

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Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Kalahari Meerkat Project

The Kalahari Meerkat Project is based in the Kuruman River Reserve, just south of the border of Botswana. There is infinite beauty in this semi-arid space dominated by barely vegetated fossil sand dunes and camel thorn trees, set on either side of the ...

Game Reserves / National Parks

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Africa's first formally declared trans-border conservation area, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, on the border of South Africa and Botswana, was officially launched on May 12, 2000. The combined land area of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is +/- ...

Wine Routes

Orange River Wine Route

In a part of South Africa that is, for all intents and purposes, practically desert, one does not expect to find a wine route. But the Orange River, the life blood of this part of the Northern Cape, supports row upon row of land under vine Ė an ...

Nature Reserves

Riemvasmaak Community Conservancy

North west of the town of Kakamas and bordering the Augrabies National Park is the Riemvasmaak Community Conservancy - 75 00 hectares of land between the flowing Orange and dry Molopo rivers. Pronounced 'reem fuss mark', meaning 'tighten the strap', the ...

Golf Courses

Sishen Golf Club

Of all the golf courses in South Africa, Sishen Golf Course is one of the most remote. Situated on the outskirts of the town of Kathu in the Northern Cape, this is truly a unique setting in which to play a round of golf - the course winds its way through ...

Lakes / Dams / Landmarks / Natural Wonders

The Eye of Kuruman

The Eye was discovered in 1801, when an expedition called Truter Somerville was being conducted. It was only a little while later that a mission station was established here with the purpose of educating the locals and converting them to Christianity ...

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Surrounding the rugged Koranneberg Mountains in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve covers 1000km≤ (100 000 ha) of land on the edge of the mysterious desert wilderness that is the Kalahari. In the Kalahari, the thornveld ...

Nature Reserves

Witsand Nature Reserve

The Witsand (White Sands) Nature Reserve is a 2 500 hectares island of brilliant white sands surrounded by a sea of regular Red Kalahari sand. Also known as Brulsand, or Roaring Sands. Geologists who have studied the region claim that the white sand owes ...

Askham as a destination

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Kathu, Kgalagadi, Kuruman, McCarthys Rest, Tswalu

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