Protea Hotel Oasis

26 Schroder Street, Upington, Northern Cape, 8800, South Africa | 1 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Upington

City of Extremes

A travel blog entry by henkofthesky

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... of 200 date pals planted 9 m apart.

The annual agriculture exhibition was held this weekend, and as I browsed the stalls I heard on the PA system something about bull riding etc. but did not pay much attention. Mechanical bull riding is not uncommon. Then I heard "SPCA"... and realised they were not talking about mechanical bulls but rodeo.

These guys take it really seriously and it beats ...

In the heart of the Orange River Valley Winelands

A travel blog entry by henkofthesky

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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

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... dropped in at the house of the parents of the manager of the farm I am staying at. They all talked in Afrikaans so I didn't really follow a lot of what was going on but they were very friendly and gave me two bottles of wine to take away becuase their son is a winemaker in Stellenbosch down in the Western Cape where I am heading later this week! Just to finish off our weekend of animals we saw a camel on the way home, but the giraffes were my main ...

Packhouses and citrus farms

A travel blog entry by klynch35313

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... the customer complaints. The complaints are generally due to rotten/burst grapes or sour grapes. After work I went to the supermarket in Upington with Gert who is staying in the guesthouse and he bought some droewors for me to try. It is basically dried sausage. I expected it to have a texture a bit like a salami but actually it was quite dry and crunchy, pretty tasty. I also tried biltong at the weekend which I enjoyed. 24th Jan I went to ...

Raap and Scraap

A travel blog entry by klynch35313

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... on a Sunday. As is the case in many African countries HIV is a big problem and he is vital to provide counselling to those suffering or who have lost family members. At one point 10% of the work force were off on leave at their home village because of funerals. When we got in the car which had been parked in the shade to head back to the main farm the thermostat showed 47 degrees!!! Wildlife spot - oryx, blue ...

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This 1 star hotel is located on 26 Schroder Street, Upington.
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4.00 of 5 stars Excellent