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This is a remote, undeveloped and fascinating region of South Africa. A very dry semi desert, this is also the gateway to the wonders of the Kalahari Desert. Here you can go on one of the most amazing safaris in Africa, see the massive black maned lions alongside charming meerkats and also meet the few remaining San people who were among the original inhabitants of South Africa. The Orange River winds its way to the Atlantic Ocean providing irrigation to farms that produce the largest quantity of table grapes and raisins in South Africa. On its route this mighty river plunges over the awesome Augrabies Falls.
Flying into the main town Upington the area has typically South African accommodation that ranges from luxury retreats to affordable bed and breakfast lodges.
In the height of summer (December - February) this region tends to be dry and very hot (up to 50C). In Spring and Autumn (September/ November and March / April) the temperatures (up to high 30C) are less intense and night temperatures can fall rapidly to single figures. Winter (July & August) tends to be cooler particularly at night but with some beautiful days. (daytime temperatures can still rise to the low 30C) but around Springbok and the coast day temperatures can be low teens and rain and fog can occur.