And nothing can prevent the visitor being overawed by the sheer size of one of the world’s largest open-cast iron mines, dwarfing giant ore trucks bearing up to 170 tons of ore each load. Home to one of the country’s most beautiful golf courses and the luxurious Gamagara Lodge, limestone houses characterise a desert landscape hidden by graceful palms. A small, well-stocked game reserve adjoins the town as does the Khai-Appel Pleasure Resort.
Absailing and 4x4 routesTel 083 660 5336
Boiterelo Duallery CentreCraft shop selling locally made jewellery. Tel 073 285 5433.
Game ReserveOffering game and birdwatching. Tel 053 723 2263.
Khai-Appel Recreation ResortCamping and caravan facilities, fishing and horseriding. Tel 053 723 2263.
Kumba SportclubBadminton, golf, gymnasium, squash, swimming, tennis. Tel 053 723 3288.
Mine TourGuided tours of the world’s largest open-cast iron mine by appointment. Tel 083 660 5336.
Kathu Information Office Tel 083 660 5336 Tel/Fax 053 723 2391