Holiday Accommodation in Kuruman

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Janke Guesthouse      KurumanGuest House
Red Sands Country Lodge KurumanHotel / Lodge
Riverfield Guest House C.c.      KurumanGuest House
Soetvlakte Guest House KurumanGuest House
Steenkamp (Mokala Safari Adventures) KurumanGuest House
Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve KurumanHotel / Lodge

Tourist information: The information officer, Main Str, Kuruman.
Tel: (053) 712-1095/6/7 Fax: (053) 712-3581.

Activities and Attractions

Billy Duvenhage Nature Reserve Two kilometres west of town, the 1 131ha nature reserve’s abundant game is complemented by two white rhinoceros. Tel: (053) 712 1095.
Bird Sanctuary Hotazel Rd. Spread over 7ha, it is a wetland vegetated with grass, reeds and trees populated by 115 species of bird, including the duck ibis and heron families.
The Eye, Main Str. Visited by Samuel Daniell during the Truter Somerville expedition of November 1801, 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 0343.

Hiking
Kuruman Trail Eleven kilometres from the centre of town – view the Denison and Brown Forts, British-built forts used during the Anglo-Boer War and the 1914 Rebellion; the Slaughter Tree, officially designated in 1913; the Sink Hole, a limestone subsidence; the Dikgoiing Fountain, a waterhole the Tswana used until 1956; Roger’s Folly, Dikgoiing’s irrigation grounds from 1880 until 1956; the Dikgoiing Caves, dolomite caves in the Dikgoiing foothills; the Wonder Hole, comprising dolomite caves with seven springs, and the Second Eye, a natural spring currently the central feature of a holiday resort. A map is available from the information officer.
Red Sands Trail Tel: (053) 712 0269.

Hunting Kuruman is home to the Kalahari Hunters’ Association. The abundant game bred and culled in the area is fast turning it into a hunter’s mecca. Caledonia Tel: (053) 751 1442; Elgin Tel: (053) 712 1405/(0537) 21405; Bucklands, Gilanders, Robert, Outpost, Meyer & Chapman Tel: (053) 781 0297; Leeuduin Tel: (053) 781 0376, Lymington Tel: (053) 741 1382; Newton & Chalmers Tel: (01813) 712/871; Duffield, San Souci & Troubridge Tel: (053) 712 1898; Sauer Tel: (053) 7810 436; Springbokpan Tel: (053) 781 0408.

Kalahari Manganese Field Mineral Collection Private gemstone collection. Tel: (053) 712 2145.
Kalahari Raptor Rehabilitation Centre 30km outside town. Privately owned.The sanctuary treats and rehabilitates injured raptors. Tel: (053) 712 3576. (Visit by appointment only.)

Kuruman Country Club Officers golf (9 holes), squash course, bowls, tennis (with lights), snooker. Tel: (05373) 21242. Moffat Mission Station Moffat Ave. Dr Robert Moffat and his wife, Mary, arrived in Kuruman from Scotland in 1820. The Moffat Church was completed in 1838 and, for years, was the largest building in the Northern Cape. The marriage of their daughter, Mary, to explorer David Livingstone took place in the church, declared a national monument in 1939. Tel: (053) 712 1242.
Paragliding & Hang-gliding Tel: 083 448 9201/(053) 723 1471.

Truce Tree Seodin Rd. The 1914 Rebellion left its mark on Kuruman. General J Kemp and 1 200 rebels invaded Kuruman to replenish their rations. Captain Frylinck and Lieutenant Gash were responsible for the safety of Kuruman and, after a short skirmish, the garrison surrendered. An armistice was negotiated beneath this shady camelthorn tree. Magistrate Bergh guaranteed General Kemp safe passage and, after replenishing his supplies, he left Kuruman, allowing Captain Frylinck and his men to get away safely.

Tswalu Private Desert Reserve A 100 000ha, upmarket oasis of designer ecotourism. Stephen Boler’s dream of "a new beginning" (Tswalu) cost R54 million to realise. The area’s 2 000 strong population of antelope has been supplemented by 5 000 Hartmann’s mountain and Burchell’s zebra, warthog, giraffe, blue and black wildebeest, red hartebeest, blesbok, common duiker, springbok, steenbok, impala, roan and sable antelope, gemsbok, kudu, nyala, eland and waterbuck. More important, Tswalu is home to a breeding herd of eight desert, black rhino, a species that has seen its numbers dwindle to 350. Soon, Tswalu will also host a herd of desert elephant translocated from Namibia. At the foot of the Korannaberg mountains not far from the Botswana border, South Africa’s largest private wildlife sanctuary offers fine food, superb accommodation and the total ecoexperience amid the waving savannahs, acacia bush, umbrella trees and red desert dunes of the hauntingly beautiful Kalahari. Tel: (053) 781 9311 Fax: (053) 781 9316.

Wonderwerk Cave and Rock Paintings. Forty-three kilometres south down Daniëlskuil road on the farm Wonderwerk. Archaeological excavations revealed a long sequence dating from some 800 000 years ago to the early twentieth century when members of the Bosman family made it their home. Spanning the Stone Age, finds include Acheulian handaxes and cleavers, evidence of controlled use of fire, grass bedding, animal remains including extinct species, engraved stones, and a wider range of Later Stone Age artefacts. Rock paintings – from which graffiti was recently removed – were made with red and yellow ochres obtained in the vicinity. Finds are housed at Kimberley’s McGregor Museum. Tel: (053) 384 0680.