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Attractions

Apart from providing maximum comfort, the manor allows guests to enjoy the riverside location to its fullest.

Upington Attractions | Canoeing
Canoeing
Our canoe allows you to retreat into nature. Listen to birdsong as you watch fish jump up to greet you. Explore the little island inlets which lie like a jigsaw in the river water, very close to River Place Manor. Launch from our jetty and find yourself in a peaceful world of your own.
Birdwatching
Twitchers you are in for a treat! Upington and its surrounds offer a variety of birds of which 20 raptor species are present. Bring your binoculars, relax on our lawns by the river and tick off every new species you see. Consult www.birdlife.org.za and www.birdingecotours.co.za for more info on the endemic birds, many of them spectacular, which our region hosts.
Upington Attractions | Birdwatching | River Place Manor | Upington Accommodation
Upington Attractions | Fishing | River Place Manor | Upington Accommodation
Fishing
Bring your own fishing tackle or we’ll supply you with some. Sit on the banks of the Orange River, at our lawn’s end, and dream away until a fish bites. You may be lucky enough to catch your own supper!
Floating Braai/Barbeque
Do your own barbeque on the water, on our floating jetty with nature surrounding you.
Upington Attractions | Floating Braai/Barbeque

Other attractions in the area:

Upington Attractions | Fun on the Mighty Orange River
Fun on the river
Have fun on the river with the mighty Orange River as your playground. River-Rafting, paddling, fishing, fly-fishing or Bird Watching
Kalahari-Oranje Museum
The Museum is housed in the buildings erected by the Reverend Schröder in 1875 as a church and mission station.
Upington Attractions | Kalahari-Oranje Museum Upington
Upington Attractions | Wine Tasting at Orange River Wine Cellar, Die Mas Wine Cellar & Bezalel Wine & Brandy Estate
Wine Tasting
With all the vineyards around, it stands to reason that there should be some fruits of the vine to taste. Visitors can do wine tasting at the Orange River Wine Cellar, Die Mas Wine Cellar and the Bezalel Wine & Brandy Estate.
Sakkie se Arkie Orange River Cruise
Sakkie se Arkie is a floating bar and take you on a two hour cruise on the Mighty Orange River.
Upington Attractions | Sakkie se Arkie Orange River Cruise
Upington Attractions | Augrabies Falls National Park
Augrabies Falls National Park
Known as “the place of great noise”, Augrabies is home to South Africa’s largest waterfall that tumbles some 56m into an 18km gorge on the Orange River. The falls are at their best towards the end of the summer rainfall season when the river is at its fullest (March/April). The area is also known for its dramatic, rocky desert scenery featuring landmark outcrops such as Moon Rock, and view sites of the river gorge at Ararat and Echo Corner. Hiking Trails like the Dassie Trail and Klipspringer Hiking Trail is popular.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
One of the largest conservation areas in Africa and a jewel in the crown of South Africa’s national parks, the Kgalagadi offers visitors the chance to experience the beauty of the Kalahari where lions still roam free and the majestic oryx can be photographed against a backdrop of red dunes and sweeping grassland. Many wildlife photographers regard a visit to the Kgalagadi as an apex experience.
Upington Attractions | Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Upington Attractions | Riemvasmaak Hotsprings
Riemvasmaak
A surprising sight awaits those who make the long trek to this settlement on the northern bank of the Orange River close to Augrabies where a hot spring can be found in a deep ravine surrounded by soaring granite cliffs. The Riemvasmaak community has endured, even though they were forcibly removed from this area under apartheid. In recent years, Riemvasmaakers have returned to make a living in this stark and inhospitable land and those who visit will be awed by the lunar landscape that they will encounter here.
Upington
The commercial centre of this part of the Northern Cape, Upington is the best place to stock up on supplies if you are heading to the Kgalagadi. This large, modern town has all the conveniences you would ordinarily expect, including an airport (with daily links to Johannesburg and Cape Town), supermarkets, banking facilities, restaurants and two hospitals.
Upington Attractions
Upington Attractions | Kokerboom Food and Wine Route
Kokerboom Food and Wine Route
The Kokerboom Food and Wine Route is a tourism route that highlights some of the attractions that can be found along this stretch of the river, including adventure activities, places to stay, eat and sights to see.

Nearby places:

Kalahari Mall
Distance from River Place Manor – 1 km
Pierre van Rhyneveld Airport
Distance from River Place Manor – 5 km
Medi-Clinic
Distance from River Place Manor – 1 km
Pick ‘n Pay Shopping Centre
Distance from River Place Manor – 2 km
Ster Kalahari (Cinema)
Distance from River Place Manor – 2 km
Restaurants
Distance from River Place Manor – 2 km
Upington Central Business District
Distance from River Place Manor – 2 km

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