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Quick Facts: Upington

  • The elevation of Upington in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa is 835 metres
  • Upington is the nearest major centre to the Augrabies Falls
  • The Augrabies Falls are one of South Africa's most magnificent waterfalls
  • The landscape is very arid but the soil is fertile
  • Crops such as fruit are grown in irrigated fields
  • Cultivation of export-quality grapes, raisins and wines   
  • Upington's most famous wines are produced by the Orange River Wine Cellars (OWC)

Introducing Upington

The elevation of Upington in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa is 835 metres.  Upington is the nearest major centre to the Augrabies Falls which are one of South Africa's most magnificent waterfalls. The landscape surrounding the town of Upington is very arid but the soil is fertile and crops such as fruit are grown in irrigated fields.  This region of South African in the Northern Cape is best known for its export-quality grapes, raisins and wines which are cultivated on the rich flood plains of the Orange river.

Wine Industry in the greater region of Upington, Northern Cape (South Africa)

Upington's most famous wines are produced by the Orange River Wine Cellars (OWC). The Orange River Wine Cellars organization has six depots in the area surrounding Upington all of which are situated on the banks of the Orange River.  The bases are Upington, Kanoneiland, Grootdrink, Kakamas, Keimoes and Groblershoop. The wines from the Orange River Wine Cellars (OWC) are exported, amongst others, to Europe and the USA.

Privately owned cellars which produce quality red and white wines are also found in this area of South Africa. Bezalel Dyasonsklip offers low tanin red wines, 5 year old Pot-stilled brandy, a mampoer range and liquers. The Upington region accounts for about 40% of South Africa's grape exports.

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