Kakamas | Northern Cape | Green Kalahari
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Kakamas Green Kalahari | Northern Cape
Welcome to a place of unforgettable combination where the desolate barrenness of the Kalahari flows into the beautiful valley of the magestic Lower Orange River, graced with vineyards, cotton and lucern fields.
Cultivating grapes for raisins began in 1960 and table grapes in 1980. Today the grapes are exported worldwide.
Kakamas provides sufficient services for all your essential needs, up market guesthouses, beautiful scenery next to the mighty Orange River, fascinating coffee shops and heaps of entertainment in the wide outdoors. Be sure to make a pit stop at Yanuk coffee shop and the “Pienk Padstal” to top up on tasty local products. Upington is situated only 80km away and can provide you with a wider range of services.
Visit the Augrabies Falls only 20 km outside Kakamas for breathtaking scenery and fantastic photography opportunities.
German War Graves – The graves of German soldiers killed in a 1915 clash with South African troops lies at the foot of a low hill.
Irrigation Tunnels – Built by Cornish miners, they can be seen outside Kakamas. Eleven waterwheels are still used on the canals. They can be seen in Voortrekker Street or on the many canals running through the vineyards, lucern and cottonfields.
The Orange River Cellars is open 5 days a week for wine tasting or vinyard tour.
56km North-west of Kakamas, situated in a deep ravine surrounded by hills dotted with wild fig and quiver trees one can visit Riemvasmaak Hot Springs. Accomodation is available and hiking and 4x4 trails have been laid out.
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