Northern Cape – Green Kalahari

Map Green Kalahari

Northern Cape - Green Kalahari

Where

The area bordering Namibia and Botswana in the northern section of the Northern Cape is often referred to as the "Green Kalahari'.  It is bisected by the Orange River.  The northern boundary runs along the border with Botswana, while the southern border lies just north of Carnarvon.  The city of Kimberly forms the eastern border.  The Riemvasmaak conservation area falls within the western boundary, which then extends southwards to include the town of Kenhardt.

Ecology

This region is defined by its vast contrasts.  The area is a mainly semi-desert region with large, sparse spaces with very little vegetation.  However, the Orange River creates a green oasis where lush greenery and extensive agriculture offer a respite from the surrounding dryness.  The spectacular Augrabies Falls, a 56m waterfall which plunges through impressive granite boulders, can be found within this region.  From the vast green valley of the Orange River to the north and the south, the region becomes very dry.  The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park lies along it's northern boundary.  The park is famous for it's harsh landscape and abundance of wild life.

Main Roads

Upington, the largest town within this region and forms the intersection point of the N10 and the N14.  The N10 connects to the border with Namibia in the north-west and then connects in a south-easterly direction to the city of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.  The N14 runs eat to west and connects the town of Springbok in the west to Pretoria and Johannesburg in the east.

Activities

The area has such a diverse ecology that it can cater for all tastes and holiday destinations.  There are large area of undisturbed semi-arid regions for those visitors wishing to experience the tranquillity of the open plains of the semi-desert.  Game viewing is also very high on the agenda in this area. The Kgalagadi Transfronteir Park allows visitors an opportunity to experience all that Africa has to offer. Game drives, hiking trails and star gazing are just some of the activities on offer within this region.

For the more adventurous, there is white water rafting on the Orange River, camel or horse back riding, parasailing and micro-lighting.

The region also caters for those travellers seeking more civilized options.  There are many historic sites to explore or wine tasting on the wine farms that area located on the the banks of the Orange River.  This area has the ability to satisfy every traveller's needs and with choices to spare.

History

Historically this area was the hunting grounds of the traditional San people.  These nomadic hunter-gatherer tribesmen developed a vast knowledge of the area, its plants and wild life.  Some of their unique artefacts can still be found within this region. The traditional ways of the San people has been preserved within the Riemvasmaak area and areas along the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park.

Towns and Villages

Upington is the largest town within this region.  This is a large, well established town with all the modern conveniences a traveller could wish for.  There are smaller towns dotted along the major routes, such as Kakamas and Keimoes.  Kenhardt is a small town worth visiting for it's preserved San villages and historic sites.

What to expect

You can be expect to be amazed by the contrasts of this region.  The juxtaposition of dry semi-desert and the fertility of the Orange River Valley are a sight to behold.  On the one hand there are the vast, dry stretches of open plains and semi-desert vistas dotted with game and the occasional kokerboom.  On the other hand there is the green and luscious valley along the Orange River.  The contrasting cultures from the traditional San people to the modern facilities of Upington are very noticeable.  The region can really be described as "the land of contrast.... where less is more".

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Northern Cape - Green Kalahari

Listing of Camp and Caravan Sites

Below is a listing of camping and caravan sites in the Green Kalahari Region of the Northern Cape Province.
Hover your mouse over the image and you will find the contact details of the camp site.
Aan-die-Oewer - Orania

Aan-die-Oewer

navrae@oewerpark.co.co
053-207-0118
www.aan-die-oewer.com

Annristo Caravan Park - Kakamas

Annristo Caravan Park

abotha@electronet.co.za
054-431-0651
www.goingwhere.co.za/ann001

Augrabies National Park - Kakamas

Augrabies National Park

Online booking
012-428-9111
www.sanparks.org/parks/augrabies

Bateleur 4x4 Camp - Kuruman

Bateleur 4x4

springbokpan@vodamail.co.za
082-821-6262
www.4x4bateleurcamp.co.za

Boegoeberg Dam Resort - Groblershoop

Boegoeberg Dam

info@boegoebergdam.co.za
083-257-4730
www.boegoebergdam.co.za

Daberas Adventure Camp - Kakamas

Daberas

daberasfarm@gmail.com
083-384-7188
www.upington.com/daberas-adventures-wildlife-resort

De Oude Putz - Groblershoop

De Oude Putz

chrisvorster@lantic.net
082-779-4034
www.upington.com/de-oude-putz-camping-4x4-resort

Die Bos Holiday Resort - Prieska

Die Bos

rneels@agri.ncape.gov.za
083-373-9390
www.tracks4africa.co.za///die-bos-holiday-resort-campsite

Die Eiland Holiday Resort - Upington

Die Eiland

admin@kharahais.gov.za
054-334-0286
www.upington.co.za/die-eiland-holiday-resort

Die Mas - Kakamas

Die Mas

stay@diemas.co.za
079-137-7667
www.diemas.co.za

Die Punt Caravan Park - Keimoes

Die Punt

054-463-0111
www.goingwhere.co.za/die011

Gariep Country Lodge - Prieska

Gariep Country Lodge

garieplodgeprieska@gmail.com
053-353-2552
www.garieplodge.co.za

Gemsbokkie 4x4 - Askam

Gemsbokkie 4x4

082-776-3817
www.openafrica.org////3896-gemsbokkie-selfcatering-accommodation

Griquatown Caravan Park - Griekwastad

Griquatown Caravan Park

053-343-0019
www.goingwhere.co.za/gri002

Kalahari Camelthorn - Askam

Kalahari Camelthorn

Online booking
078-471-6242
www.capetonamibia.co.za/kalahari-camelthorn-caravan-park-and-guesthouse

Kalahari Goerapan - Askam

Kalahari Goerapan Lodge

info@kalaharigoerapan.co.za
054-542-0105
www.goingwhere.co.za/kalahari-goerapan

Kalahari Guest House - Upington

Kalahari Guest House

kalahariguesthouse@webmail.com
073-194-2864
www.kalahariguesthouse.co.za

Kalahari Monate Lodge - Upington

Kalahari Monate Lodge

teunis@intekom.co.za
082-445-8324
www.upingtonmonatelodge.co.za

Kalahari Sands Guest House - Askam

Kalahari Sands

vanderw@lantic.net
084-511-0021
www.experiencenortherncape.com///kalahari-sands-guesthouse-and-camping

Kalahari Water - Keimoes

Kalahari Water

Online booking
082-495-7999
www.kalahariwater.co.za

Keimoes Caravan Park - Keimoes

Keimoes Caravan Park

admin@kaigarib.co.za
054-461-6400
www.goingwhere.co.za/kei002

Khamkirri - Kakamas

Khamkirri

bookings@khamkirri.co.za
084-244-4408
www.khamkirri.co.za

Kheis Riverside Lodge - Groblershoop

Kheis Riverside Lodge

kheisriverside@gmail.com
082-490-1321
www.kheisriverside.co.za

Mata Mata - Kgalagadi

Mata Mata

Online booking
012-428-9111
www.sanparks.org/parks/kgalagadi

Molopo Camping - Askam

Molopo

namrod13@lantic.net
054-511-0008
www.molopo.ncfamouslodges.com

Nossob Rest Camp - Kgalagadi

Nossob Rest Camp

Online booking
012-428-9111
www.sanparks.org/parks/kgalagadi

Oranjerus Resort - Upington

Oranjerus Resort

ornajerus@mweb.co.za
082-772-5896
www.oranjerus.com

Red Sands Country Lodge - Kuruman

Red Sands Country Lodge

enquiries@redsands.co.za
053-712-0033
www.redsands.co.za

Riemvasmaak Barnad Camp - Kakamas

Riemvasmaak - Bernad Camp

073-383-8812
www.linx.co.za/tripreports/namibiatour2010/riemvasmaakcamp

Riemvasmaak Gyam Camp - Kakamas

Riemvasmaak - Gyam Camp

073-383-8812
www.linx.co.za/tripreports/namibiatour2010/riemvasmaakcamp

Riemvasmaak Hamerkopnes Camp - Kakamas

Riemvasmaak - Hamerkopnes Camp

073-383-8812
www.linx.co.za/tripreports/namibiatour2010/riemvasmaakcamp

Riemvasmaak Hendrik de Plat Camp - Kakamas

Riemvasmaak - Hendrik se Plat Camp

073-383-8812
www.linx.co.za/tripreports/namibiatour2010/riemvasmaakcamp

Riemvasmaak Hot Springs - Kakamas

Riemvasmaak - Hotsprings

073-383-8812 www.linx.co.za/tripreports/namibiatour2010/riemvasmaakcamp

Riemvasmaak Kameelboomhoek Camp - Kakamas

Riemvasmaak - Kameelboomhoek Camp

073-383-8812 www.linx.co.za/tripreports/namibiatour2010/riemvasmaakcamp

Riemvasmaak Koedoe Camp - Kakamas

Riemvasmaak - Koedoe Camp

073-383-8812 www.linx.co.za/tripreports/namibiatour2010/riemvasmaakcamp

Riemvasmaak Norbit Kai Camp - Kakamas

Riemvasmaak - Norbit Kai Camp

073-383-8812
www.linx.co.za/tripreports/namibiatour2010/riemvasmaakcamp

Riemvasmaak Perdevlei Camp - Kuruman

Riemvasmaak - Perdevlei Camp

073-383-8812
www.linx.co.za/tripreports/namibiatour2010/riemvasmaakcamp

Riemvasmaak Rolput Camp - Kuruman

Riemvasmaak - Rolput Camp

073-383-8812
www.linx.co.za/tripreports/namibiatour2010/riemvasmaakcamp

Riemvasmaak Roman Camp - Kuruman

Riemvasmaak - Roman Camp

073-383-8812
www.linx.co.za/tripreports/namibiatour2010/riemvasmaakcamp

Riemvasmaak Rooiberg Camp - Kuruman

Riemvasmaak - Rooiberg Camp

073-383-8812
www.linx.co.za/tripreports/namibiatour2010/riemvasmaakcamp

Riemvasmaak Thob Fountain Camp - Kuruman

Riemvasmaak - Thob Fountain Camp

073-383-8812
www.linx.co.za/tripreports/namibiatour2010/riemvasmaakcamp

Riemvasmaak Wabrand Camp - Kuruman

Riemvasmaak - Wabrand Camp

073-383-8812
www.linx.co.za/tripreports/namibiatour2010/riemvasmaakcamp

Riemvasmaak Waer Kloof Camp - Kuruman

Riemvasmaak - Waer Kloof Camp

073-383-8812
www.linx.co.za/tripreports/namibiatour2010/riemvasmaakcamp

Riemvasmaak Xhubuxap Camp - Kuruman

Riemvasmaak - Xhubuxap Camp

073-383-8812
www.linx.co.za/tripreports/namibiatour2010/riemvasmaakcamp

Sakkies se Arkie - Upington

Sakkie se Arkie

arkie@lantic.net
082-564-5447
www.arkie.co.za

Soetfontein Guest Farm - Postmasburg

Soetfontein

reservations@soetfontein.co.za
053-313-1949
www.soetfontein.co.za

Sunstar Camping Site (Vioolboks)- Van Zylsrus

Sunstar (Vioolboks)

sunstar@lantic.net
053-751-1699
www.campsa.co.za/camp-detail/?n=sunstar

Tkabies Camping - Keimoes

Tkabies

bothalw@lantic.net
082-576-5733
www.experiencenortherncape.com/visitor/accommodation/tkabies-camping

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp - Kgalagadi

Twee Rivieren

Online booking
012-428-9111
www.sanparks.org/parks/kgalagadi

Verneukpan - Kenhardt

Verneukpan

alzerize@vodamail.co.za
054-461-2802
www.verneukpan.co.za

Witsand Nature Reserve - Upington

Witsand Nature Reserve

witsandkalahari@gmail.com
083-234-7573
www.witsandkalahari.co.za

Listing of Tented Camps

Below is a listing of Camp Sites that have pre-built Tents in the Green Kalahari Region of the Northern Cape Province.
Hover over the image and the contact details of the camp site will appear.
Aan-die-Oewer - Orania

Aan-die-Oewer

navrae@oewerpark.co.co
053-207-0118
www.aan-die-oewer.com

Bateleur 4x4 Camp - Kuruman

Bateleur 4x4

springbokpan@vodamail.co.za
082-821-6262
www.4x4bateleurcamp.co.za

De Oude Putz Tented Camp - Groblershoop

De Oude Putz

chrisvorster@lantic.net
082-779-4034
www.upington.com/de-oude-putz-camping-4x4-resort

Kalahari Tented Camp - Kgalagadi

Kalahari Tented Camp

Online booking
012-428-9111
www.sanparks.org/parks/kgalagadi

Khamkirri - Kakamas

Khamkirri

bookings@khamkirri.co.za
084-244-4408
www.khamkirri.co.za

Molopo Camping - Askam

Molopo

namrod13@lantic.net
054-511-0008
www.molopo.ncfamouslodges.com

We are constantly on the lookout for more camping sites in this area.

Please let us know if we are missing any camping sites, and we will include them in our listings. You can send us an email at
info@ikamu.co.za 

Please note that we are not responsible for bookings at any of the sites listed above.

The Ikamu website offers a listing of camping sites in the region.  We do not take any responsibility should the camp site information become inaccurate or incomplete.  Ikamu also does not take any responsibility for any poorly managed camp sites or camping facilities.

This webpage was designed by an enthusiastic camper who wants to enable other campers to find their ideal camping site.