Upington, Lower Orange - Accommodation
ESTABLISHMENT OVERVIEW:Zooming into accommodation in Upington, one can't help but to focus their gaze onto the lush, vineyards of Kananeiland in the Northern Cape. Why? Because therein lies the farm inspired African Vineyard Guest House. A unique Upington guest house that is not shy to flaunt its exuberant elegance in the midst of humble working raisin farms, peaceful gardens and the slow dances of the Orange River. The lofty Country side fairytale is the epitome of romance, tradition and country side living put in one holiday package. It is a 30 minute drive from the town of Upington and an hours' drive from Augrabies Falls National Park, a renowned land mark for nature lovers.
Countryside hospitality and accommodation
It is the aroma of home cooked and traditionally inspired delicacies that greets the Guests at African Vineyard at the door and it is the cushiony beds that wear cotton percale linen as its dÃ©colletage that persuade them to stay longer at this BnB in Upington. The country hospitality that comes with the holiday experience is not a service so much as it is a culture and common courtesy for African Vineyard.
All the suites including the luxury and standard suites are uniquely and individually decorated with elegant textures and enjoy spaciousness while overlooking a picture perfect garden. The garden and Orange River seems to whisper an open invitation to birds of all species, making Vineyard their very own haven.
Here the pace is slow, the soundtrack is country and everything is fresh including the fruit and herbs along the farms. The pool zooms you out of the country zone mode but the long strolls and romantic walks along the path of the Orange River are sure to snap you back. Explore the green Kalahari and the choreographed farm workers as they engage in their farming activities. The accommodation in Upington naturally forces you to shut down your laptop and your stresses and log into countryside relaxation and once you're logged in you won't wish to log out!
Facilities & Amenities includes:
Facilities available at African Vineyard, Upington, Lower Orange
- Children Welcome
- Conference Facilities
- Secure Parking
- Air Conditioning
- Non Smoking
Accreditations & Gradings:
Accreditations for African Vineyard, Upington, Lower Orange
- AA Travel Guides
- AAQA Superior
- Tourism Grading Council
Things to do near Upington, Lower Orange
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Directions to African Vineyard
Map of African Vineyard in Upington, Lower Orange+ OPEN FULL MAP
GPS Co-Ordinates: 21° 4' 41.1" E / 28° 39' 22.3" S
By Car / Driving
Driving to African Vineyard in Upington, Lower Orange
|Departing: Upington Airport|
|Address: N10, Upington 8801, South Africa|
|Distance: 38.5 km / Duration: 37 mins|
|1.||Head southwest||0.8 km|
|2.||Turn left toward N10||0.9 km|
|3.||Continue straight onto N10
Go through 1 roundabout
|4.||Continue onto Le Roux St/N14
Continue to follow N14
|5.||Turn left||3.2 km|
|6.||Turn right||1.5 km|
|7.||Turn left||0.9 km|
Destination will be on the right
Upington Airport - Upington+ OPEN WEBSITE
Upington Airport is a small airport and was opened in 1968 as Pierre van Ryneveld Airport, it has a capacity to have 40 000 travellers but only has around 24 315 passengers departing and around 3 425 passengers arriving.
Upington Airport also has the longest runway in Africa, the runway was built to accommodate a Boeing 747 so that it didn't have to stop along the way to Europe.
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