Attractions IN/AROUND Kanoneiland

Game Reserves / National Parks

Augrabies Falls National Park

The Khoi people called it 'Aukoerebis', the place of the Great Noise, referring to the Orange River thundering its way downwards for 60 metres in a spectacular waterfall. Picturesque names such as Moon Rock, Ararat and Echo Corner are descriptive of this ...

Entertainment / Miscellaneous / Popular Tourist Routes

Kokerboom Food and Wine Route

The Kokerboom, or quiver tree, is one of the most idiosyncratic trees of the Kalahari (South Africa and Namibia). Also known, in scientific circles, as the Aloe dichotoma, this succulent Aloe grows to tree-like proportions and is synonymous with ...

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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 ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Khi Solar One

Africa’s first concentrated solar power thermal power plant lies just outside Upington, in the Northern Cape. You can see the huge 205-metre tower on the horizon from the N14, surrounded by its 4200 massive wall-like solar mirrored ...

Wine Estates

Northern Cape Wine Estates

With a completely different climate to the Cape Winelands, the Northern Cape produces a number of ranges of wines that boast unique flavours. The wine farms in the east have soils with a higher natural acid content and a lower pH level, which results in wines ...

Wine Estates

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 – 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 ...

Nature Reserves

Spitskop Nature Reserve

The Spitskop Nature Reserve was named after Spitskop, an impressive granite koppie just outside the small town of Upington. Consisting mainly of sandy flats interrupted by two rocky outcrops, the Spitskop Nature Reserve is worth a visit not only for its game ...

Golf Courses

Upington Golf Club

Situated just outside of Upington on the N14 road to Johannesburg and Olifantshoek, next to Desert Palace Casino, is the Upington Golf Course. The Upington Golf Course is a suprisingly attractive, contrasting 18 hole grass course with a true "Kalahari" look ...

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 its ...

Kanoneiland as a destination

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Augrabies, Danielskuil, Kakamas, Keimoes, Upington

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