Afrikaans name: Upington
Upington is a large town situated on the banks of the Orange River in the Northern Cape.
The town was founded in 1884 and was originally called Olyfenhoudtsdrif. It was named Upington after Sir Upington who was Prime Minister of the Cape between 1884 and 1886.
The surrounding countryside is arid but the land along the Orange River is very fertile and a lot of fruit is grown here.
Upington weatherUPINGTON WEATHER
Upington is the nearest major town to the Augrabies Falls and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Above - Dutch Reformed Church (1911)
Above - Tribute to the mounted members of the South African Police and their camels
Above - View of Upington from "Die Eiland" camping grounds
References and further readingTop Birding Spots in Southern Africa - Author: Hugh Chittenden - Published: 1992 - Page: 202
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 292
Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 185
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 52
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 280
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 332
go! - Issue 123 - Author: - Published: 2016 - Page: 128
go! - Issue 134 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 96
go! - Issue 089 - Author: - Published: 2013 - Page: 97
Essential Birding: Western South Africa - Author: Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode - Published: 2000 - Page: 111
Country Life - Issue 187 - Author: - Published: 2012 - Page: 28
Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 151
Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 347