Attractions and Activities near Kuruman
The Kuruman town continues to boast in popular, scenic destination with which has proven itself in track record to be attracting travellers, tourist and special event visitors. One of the main attractions in Kuruman “the Eye” is very special, because without this spring, the town of Kuruman would most likely not exist.
Things to do See and Do near The Dream Lodge
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.
Kalahari Manganese Field Mineral Collection
Private gemstone collection.
Kalahari Raptor Centre
On the road to Upington. The sanctuary treats and rehabilitates injured raptors
Kuruman Country Club
Offers golf (9 holes), squash course, bowls, tennis and snooker.
Moffat Mission Station
Moffat Lane. 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.
Seodin Rd. The 1914 Rebellion left its mark on Kuruman. General J Kemp and 700 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.
Tswalu, meaning ‘new beginning’ in the Tswana language, is the largest privately owned game reserve in South Africa. The historic home of the San andmalaria-free, the reserve has over 70 species of mammals and more than 200 bird species. Bush walks, led by experienced field guides, give insight into the local vegetation, bush medicines, cosmetics and hunting skills of the San people
Situated 77km northwest of Kuruman, Black Rock is Assmang’s underground manganese mine venture, offering and a chance to view underground work-out manganese mine. The mine has its own offering sporting facilities and own land strip.
On the banks of the dry Gamagara River, Dibeng was given its name by the Tswana. Meaning ‘first drinking place’, Dibeng is also called ‘the sunflower town’ because, as residents have to provide their own water, every property sports awind pump.
100 kilometres from Kuruman. The only town lying at the foot of the Langeberg, Olifantshoek is a farming town close to two game ranches on the Namakwari Route. Founded in 1895, the village is called the ‘Gateway to the White and Roaring Sands’, 78km south of the town.
Situated only 60km northeast of Kuruman on the R31, on a bush-covered, featureless plain, Hotazel is home to Samancor’s Mamatwan open-quarry manganese ore mine and sinter plant, and Wessels underground manganese ore mine and railway terminus. It offers a swimming pool to take the sting out of its onomatopoeic name, a mashie golf courseand squash and tennis courts.