Upington is a lovely town situated at the northern peninsula of the South African Continent. The town was named after the Prime Minister and the Attorney General of the cape, Sir Thomas Upington. Upington was founded early in 1884 from which it was run by Reverend Shroder and originated as a mission station founded in 1875. The town is well-known with its good agriculture and tourism industry. They are one of the best exporters of the finest quality grapes, wines and raisins. Aside from its success on agriculture, the town offers a huge variety of tourist attractions that include beautiful scenic spots, fields, adventure parks, museums and more. In fact, many travelers across the world love coming back on the town. Frequently, the moment they step their foot at Upington Airport, the get a rent a car service package to experience a magical tour at Upington.
Transportation in the town is highly rated as very good. They have a train station allowing travelers to easily travel throughout neighboring towns with ultimate comfort. For first-timers on the town, it is more convenient to rent a car to explore the place with great ease. Upington Airport also contributes in providing convenient transportation.
Upington Airport is situated at the Upington, Northern Cape. It is a modern airport with complete amenities. It is known as the airport in South Africa with the longest runways all over the world with approximately 4900 meters in length. Upon arrival on the airport, vacationers can book a rent a car service to guide them on all their tours throughout Upington. Some of the town’s best attraction sites are:
- Fish River Canyon – is a perfect place for adventure. The place provides tranquil feeling of relaxation and excitement with all the adventures it offers to travelers.
- Augrabies – is a beautiful spot in Upington. It is the home of the famous Augrabies Waterfalls that flows from the Orange River. There are lots of exciting things to enjoy at Augrabies. It is a perfect place to take pictures, sightseeing and bonding with nature. It truly worth to rent a car just to visit the place.
- Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – Before travelers go back to Upington Airport to end their vacation, they must visit Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. A travel in Upington is not worthwhile if travelers fail to visit the place. The park is near to the airport. It portrays a spectacular beauty of nature that serves as a home of a huge number of wildlife that includes 300 bird species. It provides best photographic opportunities especially to photographers.