Desert Palace Hotel And Casino Resort

1 Olifantshoek Road, Keidebees, Upington, 8801, Upington, Northern Cape, 8800, South Africa | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Upington

City of Extremes

A travel blog entry by henkofthesky on May 04, 2014

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I decided to spend the weekend in Upington. This is a town of extremes... I went to the airport Saturday and the temperature was 31 deg C and the humidity was 12%, which is really low.
It has the longest runway in Africa at 4.9km. OR Tambo Intl airport's longest runway is around 4.3km. The space shuttle can land here.

Upington boasts the longest date palm tree lane in SA at 1041 meters ...

In the heart of the Orange River Valley Winelands

A travel blog entry by henkofthesky on Apr 30, 2014

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I went into the only pub in town at 4pm to find out if they served dinner, because the hotel said they don't serve dinner.... weird!
I did this before the Spar closed as I was not interested in going to bed hungry. Burgers was the only item on the pub menu and it was not bad at all.

Halfway through dinner a farmer in his mid 30's walked in... complete with SA ...

The Kalahari

A travel blog entry by klynch35313 on Jan 27, 2013

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Another great weekend! Went out for dinner in Upington on Friday night with Belinda and some of her friends which was baie lekker (very nice)! Being able to sit outside in the evening is still such a novelty, I can't imagine it ever losing its pleasure. On Saturday afternoon I was picked up by Joa, his son Kris and Belinda and we drove to a game park about 1.5 hours away. The park is owned by the CEO, Piet Karsten, and is mainly used for hunting in ...

Packhouses and citrus farms

A travel blog entry by klynch35313 on Jan 24, 2013

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... and grow well but the labour required to put it into place is just too high. 23rd Jan Today I was with Angelique who works on the accreditation processes and customer complaints. We started in the packhouse and then drove around the farm, discussing the points that must be controlled in order to comply with regulations such as the audit by the BRC (british retail consortium). E.g cleaning records must be maintained, the workers must wear the ...

Raap and Scraap

A travel blog entry by klynch35313 on Jan 17, 2013

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17th Jan It is quite cool today, only 39 degrees...!!! There was a big thunderstorm last night and all the managers were stressing because not all the grapes have been harvested yet and rain can destroy them. Today I visited my fourth farm, raap and scraap, about two hours drive away, with 3 of the agricultural scientists. The main reason for the trip was that one of them is currently doing a study on the ...

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This hotel is located on 1 Olifantshoek Road, Keidebees, Upington, 8801, Upington.
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