The vibrant town of Upington is the second biggest town in the province and the centre of a strong agricultural community. The entrance to the Eiland Holiday resort features an avenue of date palms measuring 1041 metres, which makes it one of the densest and longest palm avenues in the Southern Hemisphere. Upington airport has three runways, the primary one measuring 4,900 metres (the longest civilian runway in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the few able to land a space shuttle) and offer connecting flights to Cape Town and Johannesburg.