Kokerboom Food and Wine Route

In the Northern Cape of South Africa, where the Kalahari and the Nama-Karoo deserts meet, the Great Gariep River (Orange River) flows, bringing life to the typically arid worlds on both sides, and turning the area into an oasis. It is here that travellers can experience the Kokerboom Route. 

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Kokerboom Forest.

The Kokerboom Food and Wine Route embraces the towns and settlements of Keimoes, Kanoneiland, Kenhardt, Augrabies, Upington and Marchand.

The Kokerboom (Quiver tree) is a botanical symbol of that part of the world, and so the route finds its name. Along the route one can experience dry, rugged mountains, desert adapted animal and plant life, red Kalahari dunes, stifling summer temperatures at day, and freezing desert temperatures at night. 

Visit Kakamas

The town of Kakamas in the Northern Cape is worth a visit, especially when embarking on the Kokerboom Food and Wine Route....more

Visit Keimoes

Many tourists travel through Keimoes en-route to and from Gauteng and Cape Town, as well as those on the Kokerboom Food and Wine Route. The completion of the first water channels in 1883...more

Visit Kenhardt

The town of Kenhardt is situated 75km south of Keimoes on the R27 towards Brandvlei and Calvinia. Ideal for a visit while on the Kokerboom Food and Wine Route in the Northern Cape....more

Visit Upington

Upington is an oasis surrounded by the harsh Kalahari landscape; a fertile place that offers travellers a peaceful and pleasant stopover. It is located on the Kokerboom Food and Wine Route...more