Engage with Riana, your friendly hostess, who provides many of the delicacies that you’ll find at the farmstall – where you can relish a glass of chilled ginger beer and sample an array of biltong.
You’ll also find Kalahari certified natural lamb chops and boerewors and interesting curios.
Don’t miss out, as currently this is the only farm stall on the road (R360) from Upington to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Because the Kalahari Desert is not technically a desert, there are almost 500 species of vegetation that thrive during the rainy season.
Because the soil and sand of the Kalahari retains water better than normal desert sand, the plant life is thriving in some parts.
In order to survive, the plants here grow a deep root to be able to reach waters in depth and to offer them stability in the harsh environment.
One of the largest conservation areas in Africa and a jewel in the crown of South Africa’s national parks, the Kgalagadi offers visitors the chance to experience the beauty of the Kalahari where lions still roam free and the majestic oryx can be photographed against a backdrop of red dunes and sweeping grassland.
Many wildlife photographers regard a visit to the Kgalagadi as an apex experience.
Upington is situated on the banks of the Mighty Orange River, which is one of the largest rivers in South Africa.
Upington is rich in culture and history. The town was established in 1870, and since 1880 the town as a result has expanded rapidly and is now the business, agricultural and educational center of the Gordonia district.
The economy depends heavily on tourism making Upington the path to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Richtersveld, the flowers of Namaqualand and the most noteworthy Augrabies National Park.
The Mighty Orange River (Afrikaans/Dutch: Oranjerivier), Gariep River, Groote River or Senqu River is the longest river in South Africa.
It rises in the Drakensberg mountains in Lesotho. Flowing westwards through South Africa to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Orange River plays an important role in the South African economy by providing water for irrigation, as well as hydroelectric power.
En-route to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (a mere 50km from Upington on the R360), in the midst of the ''Green Desert'' on the farm ''Uitsig'', is a holiday destination that seems to have evolved from a movie makers imagination, offering the visitor a firsthand embrace of nature with all the luxuries of modern life.
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