TEHILLAH GUEST HOUSE
UPINGTON IN NORTHERN CAPE:
Our guesthouse is within walking distance from Duineveld Highschool as well as Oranje Noord Primary School. We are situated more or less 800m from Medi-clinic Hospital, Oranjehof old age home, 1.2km from Kalahari Mall and 1km Village Shop Centre.
We provide safe parking and take special care in keeping our rooms neat & clean. Each room has its own dedicated shaded parking space overlooked by 24 hour security cameras. Self catering rooms are equipped with mini-kitchenettes including a fridge, kettle (including coffee, tea, milk and rusks),stove top and microwave. Non self catering rooms have a coffee and tea counter with freshly home-baked rusks, as well as a fridge, microwave and cutlery.
All rooms have an outside seated area and access to braai facilities.
Rooms are all airconditioned/ heated and has a private bathroom with a shower. Clean linen and towels are provided. Smoking in rooms are not allowed but a smoking area outside with ashtrays and sandbuckets are available.
Rooms 1 to 7 is situated on one premises with access to a splashpool and room 8 is situated 1,2km from the other rooms with an enclosed yard, its own braai area and no swimming facilities, but hosts an exotic outside shower.
Free uncapped WIFI & DTSV hotel package available to all guests
CONTACT: 082 074 3717
ABOUT UPINGTON - REASONS TO VISIT:
WELCOME TO UPINGTON
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.
No place for the meek, it started out as a mission station, established by a Reverend Christiaan Schroder. A church was built in 1875 and is today the Kalahari Oranje Museum, complete with all its period furnishings.
Upington was originally called Olyvenhoutsdrif (‘Olive wood drift’) due to the large number of olivewood trees in the area, as a result it was renamed Upington in 1898 after the Cape Colony’s attorney general at the time, Sir Thomas Upington.
Another noteworthy historic attraction is the spectacular Date Palm Avenue. Two rows of more than 200 date palm trees escort visitors over 1 000m to the entrance of Die Eiland Holiday Resort on the banks of the Orange River.
Upington Sakkie se Arkie
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.
Agriculture forms a very important part of the local economy and large volumes of produce are exported to Europe as a result many companies have also established their head offices in Upington.
Upington is best known for its export-quality grapes, raisins and wines, which are cultivated on the rich flood plains of the Orange River.
Upington’s most famous wines are produced by an organization generally known as Orange River Cellars. The company has six warehouses in the area (all of them on the banks of the Orange River) at Upington, Kanoneiland, Grootdrink, Kakamas, Keimoes and Groblershoop. The wines from ORC are exported, inter alia, to Europe and the USA.
The airport has the longest tarred runway in the southern hemisphere measuring 4 900 m. There are three other runways with 6 landing directions, making it very convenient for visitor travels.
Furthermore, the town offers complete medical and healthcare services provided by two hospitals.
In conclusion if you’re in Upington on a weekend, book a sunset cruise on Sakkie se Arkie the most noteworthy floating bar on the river that accommodates up to 20 people, therefore making it the perfect ending to a stay in this historic Wild West town.
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