Escorted Rail Tours to Upington
Enjoy the wines of the Orange River region
The town of Upington is located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, situated on the banks of the Orange River. It was established as a town in 1884, having originated as a Christian Mission Station in 1875. It takes its name from Sir Thomas Upington, who was the Attorney-General of the Cape at the time. Upington is now known primarily as a wine town, enjoying its location in the Orange River Wine Cellar. The pretty area on the river banks around Upington accounts for almost half of South Africa's wine exports.