Experience the Northern Cape, South Africa

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 routes

Tel 083 660 5336

Boiterelo Duallery Centre

Craft shop selling locally made jewellery. Tel 073 285 5433.

Game Reserve

Offering game and birdwatching. Tel 053 723 2263.

Khai-Appel Recreation Resort

Camping and caravan facilities, fishing and horseriding. Tel 053 723 2263.

Kumba Sportclub

Badminton, golf, gymnasium, squash, swimming, tennis. Tel 053 723 3288.

Mine Tour

Guided tours of the world’s largest open-cast iron mine by appointment. Tel 083 660 5336.

Town information

Kathu Information Office Tel 083 660 5336 Tel/Fax 053 723 2391