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Afrikaans name: Kakamas

Shops on the main road


Photo © Johan van Zyl

Northern Cape

The small town of Kakamas sits on the banks of the Orange River in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Despite the arid environment it is a farming area using water from the river to irrigate crops such as grapes, oranges and peaches.

The town was established in 1898 after a devastating drought in the area. Canals, for irrigation, were built by hand and some of the original work is still visible today.

Scenery in the area

Rugged scenery in the vicinity of the town

Photo © Johan van Zyl



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