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The Northern Cape, Kuruman
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This principal town of the Kalahari is the first town in the Northern Cape on the N14 from Johannesburg (520km to the east).
On the Ghaap Plateau 1 131m above sea level, Kuruman is the principal town on the Kalahari section of the Namakwari Route. The origin of the town’s name is uncertain but it is generally accepted as being a variation of the name of an 18th-century San leader, Kudumane.
Known as the ‘Oasis of the Kalahari’, Kuruman is blessed with a permanent and abundant source of water. More densely vegetated than most oases, its water flows from Gasegonyana, commonly called The Eye. A spring delivering 20 million litres of water daily to 71 000 inhabitants, the water flows from solution cavities in the dolomitic Ghaap Plateau and cracks in the mammoth doleritic dykes and sills that thrust their way into prominence from the earth’s core some 190 million years ago.
The spring nurtures an endangered species of cichlid fish. Flowing from the spring and the town’s missionary past is its other name, ‘the fountain of Christianity’ in Africa. Scottish missionary Robert Moffat, the first person to translate the Bible into seTswana, lived here for 50 years (1820-1870) and built the famous Moffat Church, completed in 1838.
Establishments in and around Kuruman, The Northern Cape
"Die Mynhuis" is a four star guesthouse, situated in a quiet street in Kuruman and is the ideal stopover when visiting the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls, Namibia or...
R380 to R750 per unit
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Bird Sanctuary and Nature Reserve
The bird sanctuary has a wetland area with plenty of grass, reeds and trees. There are about 115 different species of birds mainly from the duck, ibis and heron families.
It is the largest natural fountain in the Southern Hemisphere. Stocked with goldfish, carp, barbel and blue kurper, The Eye has full café, curio and ablution facilities. Tel 053 712 1095.
Kuruman is home to the Kalahari Hunters’ Association, tel 053 712 2711. The abundant game bred and culled in the area is fast turning it into a hunter’s Mecca.
Kalahari Manganese Field Mineral Collection
Private gemstone collection.
Kuruman Country Club
Offers golf (9 holes), squash course, bowls, tennis, snooker.
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27° 27' 48.9" S
23° 25' 58" E
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