Kakamas Attractions

Local Attractions

Augrabies Falls National Park

The majestic Augrabies Falls National Park is situated 38 km from Palmhof Chalets. The panoramic views of the Augrabies Waterfall from different viewpoints (on a wheelchair-friendly walkway) make it possible for anyone to enjoy one of the most breathtaking attractions in the Northern Cape.

The park offers the following activities for visitors: Klipspringer Hiking Trail, Dassie Nature Trail, Night Drives, Canoeing, 4 x 4 Routes, Bird watching, and roaming Wildlife.

Business Hours: 07: 00 – 19: 00

Contact Number: 054 452 9205

Crystal Spring Minerals

Sourced from the four corners of the earth, they bring you the natural treasures forged by Mother Nature and sculptured to perfection by master craftsmen. The perfect souvenir or addition to collectors.

Business Hours: 08:oo – 17:oo

Contact Number: 084 245 9460

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Die Mas Wynkelder

This family-owned farm located on the banks of the mighty Orange River is home to a private wine cellar that boasts an array of award-winning wines. The cellar also houses an open-air restaurant overlooking breathtaking views. This is the perfect outing for parents & kids, as they have a beautiful wooden walkway for kids to walk and explore a variety of farm animals safely.

Business Hours: 08:00 – 17:00

Contact Number: 054 431 0245

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Orange River Wine Cellars

Lucious green vineyards surround Kakamas, making it a feast for the eye during the spring. When the grapes are ready to be harvested, the majority of harvests are sent off to the Orange River Wine Cellar.

Established in 1974, this is one of the biggest wine co-operatives in the world. The cellar produces wines and grape juice for local and international markets. Cellar tours and wine tastings can be done on prior arrangements.

Business Hours: 8:00 – 17:00 (Closed between 13:00 – 14:00)

Contact Number: 054 431 0831

The Pienk Padstal

The “Pienk Padstal” is a well-known landmark and unmissable farm stall in Kakamas. As the name everything states, everything is painted in a bright shade of pink! Be sure to visit the “Pienk Padstal” for local art and crafts, dried fruits from the area, and souvenirs. There is also a restaurant, perfect to enjoy a light lunch on your way to your next destination.

Business Hours: 8:00 – 17:00

Contact Number: 083 381 9272

Riemvasmaak Hot Springs

Situated in the midst of this mountain desert wilderness and the mighty Orange River, with beautiful rock formations created by volcanic activity millions of years ago, lies Riemvasmaak , a small community on the banks of the Orange River. Nestled in the mountains you will find the Riemvasmaak Hot Springs, with warm water produced from the earth. This area is also perfect for the 4 x 4 enthusiast or if you would like a change of scenery for an early morning hiking expedition.

Business Hours: 8:00 – 17:00

Contact Number: 073 383 8812

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Historic Attractions

Transformer Building

Based on an Egyptian temple design, the Transformer Building holds a small piece of important history from Kakamas when the town itself was a church-run colony back in 1897. The Transformer building was erected in 1914, as the first hydro-electric power station in South Africa. The Egyptian design was popular among the first people in Kakamas, due to the fact that Kakamas and Egypt are equidistant from the equator. Nowadays, it doubles as the Kakamas Museum and an information center.

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Operating Waterwheels

After the farmers dug out the canal system running through Kakamas with hand tools in 1898, a problem occurred with the irrigation to higher grounds. Waterwheels, adapted from an Egyptian design by Piet Burger, overcame this problem. A few waterwheels are still in use today in the canals running through vineyards along the main road in the town.

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German War Graves

Located 4km outside Kakamas lies the German War Graves. This historical site brings tribute to seven German soldiers who died there during World War 1 in 1915 when South Africa invaded German South West Africa (now Namibia) from Kakamas. A memorial was erected in 1960 and is a popular tourist attraction.

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