Cheapest car hire in Upington
7 seat minivan
*daily rates in Upington based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
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Useful things to know about Upington
- Upington has a population of approximately 50,000
- March is the wettest month in the calendar year
- Alice Krige, the famous South African actress was born in Upington
Upington Mini Guide
Tell Me About Upington
Upington is a relatively small town in the Northern Cape of South Africa and is found on the banks of the Orange River. The town was formerly a mission station was back in 1875 and the original building still stands and today is home to the town's only museum, the Kalahari Orange Museum. Upington is the nearest large town / small city to the Augrabies Falls waterfall, often regarded at the grandest waterfall in all of South Africa.
Tell Me About The Wine
Most famous for high quality grapes that are exported for wine making and raisins. The Orange River Wine Cellars are based in Upington where it has 6 depots on the banks of the river. The wine is exported globally and is popular new world wine consumed in Europe and the USA
. The region is estimated to account for nearly 40% of all grape exports from South Africa.
Getting to Upington
Upington is served by a modern airport with all the facilities you would expect. Despite only serving around 40,000 passengers it has the longest runway in Africa and one of the longest in the world at nearly 5km in length. Airlink is the only airlines that operates out of the airport and flies to Cape Town International Airport
and Johannesburg International Airport
. Car rental is available from Upington Airport if you are flying internally from Cape Town or Johannesburg.
Latest Update from Upington:
08/06/12 - From the 27th to the 29th September, Upington will host the Kalahari Kuierfees, one of South Africa's biggest music festivals. Tens of thousands of music fans come to listen to their favourite national and international bands play For more details and tickets, see www.kalahari-kuierfees.co.za.