Accommodation in Kuruman, Northern Cape
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|Janke Guesthouse||Kuruman||Guest House|
|Red Sands Country Lodge||Kuruman||Hotel / Lodge|
|Riverfield Guest House C.c.||Kuruman||Guest House|
|Soetvlakte Guest House||Kuruman||Guest House|
|Steenkamp (Mokala Safari Adventures)||Kuruman||Guest House|
|Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve||Kuruman||Hotel / Lodge|
Tourist information: The information officer, Main Str, Kuruman.
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.
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.
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.
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.