Experience the Northern Cape, South Africa

Founded in 1936 and named after a former Minister of Agriculture, Groblershoop is a farming and administrative centre in the Orange River Valley, east of Upington.


Boegoeberg Dam

Completed in 1931, surrounded by the Kalahari’s red dunes and countless kokerbome (quiver trees), the dam is a watersports and anglers’ Mecca. Tel 083 257 4730


Fossilised track resembling donkey spoor. Viewing is by appointment only.

Orange River Wine Cellars

Co-operative Indulge in wine tasting before a tour. Tel 054 833 0147.

Roaring Sands

White dunes surrounded by typically red Kalahari dunes, ‘roar’ when the wind blows. Sand curios for sale. Tel 053 313 1061/2.

Water Turbine

On the farm Winstead, you can inspect a water turbine driven by solid-oak gears imported from England in 1910

Town information

Municipality Oranje Str Groblershoop 8850 Tel 054 833 9500 Fax 054 833 9505