Upington is a reasonably small town located in the Northern Cape Province. It was founded around 1884 on the banks of the Orange River. The region is also known for its wines and olive industry which is important to the sustainability of residents of the town and surrounding areas.
The property market and values are driven by demand which stems from size and property use made up of small holdings, farms and freehold homes. One feature of property in the town is the architecture which is a mixture of old world farm style charm with thatch roofs to modern designer homes more in keeping with modern trends.
The other important property use is guest houses and B&B’s which is a factor in increasing demand and property values is.
With the airport in the town, accessibility is not a problem for those wanting to visit the town and region as tourists. For residents this also serves as better accessibility to larger towns. This, also in a small part, adds to the attraction of owning property in the town. A novel piece of information about the airport is the fact that one of its runways is the longest in the world at 4900 meters.
In today’s economic climate and renewable energy means Upington will be more in the spotlight with a solar energy driven power supply grid of 5000 MW of electricity being provided into the ESKOM grid.
The town is well-established which means there are retail outlets and schools. Here are a few popular schools in the town like, Hoerskool Upington, Laerskool Oranje Noord, and S.C Kearns Sekondere Skool.
Tourist destinations close to the town are first and foremost the wine farms which are named the ORC (Orange River Cellars) made up of various wine farms. Then there is the water sport activities offered by the Orange River like rafting and kayaking.
If tranquility is on your bucket list then Upington is the town to be even though the town does boast an expanding Central Business District the tranquility has been maintained.