“Mention Upington and the mind conjures up visions of a desolute and sunbaked southern
Kalahari desert town where man’s existence is a daily struggle. Fortunately, these
are mere illusions: the life-giving water of the Orange River (Gariep) transforms
the harsh, arid landscape into the lush green fertile Orange River Valley. This landscape
of enthralling contrasts entices tourists to become part of this prospering town
– visit after visit”
“Upington- from a land of contrasts come the warm hospitality and friendliness of
Our proficient personnel at the town’s LED, Tourism & Resorts Unit will gladly be
of assistance regarding all your information enquiries”
Mayor Limakatso Koloi
Where the Orange/Gariep River’s weaves a golden band through a barren Kalahari landscape
lays the town of UPINGTON – a town in the Northern Cape that symbolizes growth and
Upington’s position places itself on the route planning of potential visitors. It
is centrally located for tourists from Johannesburg to the SANParks, Augrabies Water
Fall National Park as well as Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and to Namibia.
The Provincial Arbor day event took place in Upington on the 6th of September 2013.
The Premier, Me Sylvia Lucas delivered the keynote address.
The event was also attended by MEC Norman Shushu. The //Khara Hais Municipality was
the national winner of the arbor greening competion which took place last year. It
won the first price in the category B Municipality category. The Municipality won
a throphy, a R300 000, a certificate and 1000 trees. The trees will be used to contribute
to the greening of the //Khara Hais Municipal area.
In the picture the Premier and councillors from //Khara Hais Municipality are planting
trees during the Provincial arbor day event.
//Khara Hais Municipality celebrates Arbor day 2013
Heritage Day 2013 Celebrations
The councillors of //Khara Hais Municipality also participated in the events which
honoured the heritage of the South African people. In the picture are some of the
councillors who wore traditional gear in honour of heritage day. The are from from
left: Councillor Simon May, Councillor Monica Kock, Councillor Zilindile Ntlanganiso,
Councillor Elizabeth Munnik and Councillor Joseph Thomas