Property in Upington situated in the Northern Cape province of South Africa
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Let Private Sale help you buy property in Upington, a historical city situated on the banks of the Orange River in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Upington is the economic and traffic centre of the Northern Cape and the gateway to the Kalahari desert. For travellers to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, this is the last stop to do the shopping in well stocked supermarkets and replenish the provisions. Upington is the hottest town in South Africa with temperatures often rising to over 40 degrees in the summer.
Upington developed from a missionary station which was founded there in 1871. Today this once missionary station now houses a little museum called Kalahari Oranje Museum. This museum offers an insight into the history of the rather hardy folk who've made Upington their home over the last couple of hundred years. The museum sells beautifully packaged dried fruit from the enormous South African Dried Fruit Co-operative just outside the town. Upington is also the centre of the Orange River wine region in South Africa.
In the middle of a dry semi-desert area of Upington an oasis has been created using the waters of the Orange River for irrigation. A narrow ribbon of fertile land runs for over 280 kilometres on both sides of the river. The main crops are wine grapes, as well as citrus, wheat and vegetables. The grapes are exported to Europe as table fruits or used in the local wine production.
The central business district hums with business activities, also those from a lively informal sector present in town. The bustling, fast growing town of Upington has the fitting motto of "Progressus" (progress). Upington's economy relies on agriculture, tourism and the services industry. Its modern shops, excellent facilities and easy accessibility makes it the centre of this vast region of South Africa. A large number of major regional economic role players have their offices in Upington.
Upington is also strategically situated for visits to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and the Augrabies Falls National Park. Close by, you also find the Spitskop Nature Reserve, providing sanctuary to herds of Gemsbok, Zebra, Springbok, Ostriche, Eland, Camel and Wildebeest - a perfect place for a day's outing, picnicking, game drives or even doing the hiking trails in the Reserve.
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