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What To Do In Kuruman

The Eye - Kuruman AttractionWater, Mountains and dense vegetation this is how this beautiful green town, situated on a main route between Gauteng and Namibia / Cape Town via Upington is described, a pleasure and haven for the tourist and the pride of its residents.

Also known as the “Oasis of the Kalahari” Kuruman is the main town in the Kalahari region and is blessed with a permanent and abundant source of water. Ga-Segonyane (little water calabash); commonly known as “Die Oog” delivers 20 million liters of crystal clear water daily.

The origin of the town’s name is uncertain, but it is generally accepted as being a variation of the name of an 18th century San leader, Kudumane.

The mining and agricultural activities support Kuruman’s thriving economy Various minerals are mined in the area. Kuruman is also establishing itself as one of the major hunting areas in Southern Africa. Come and visit a town full of adventure and activities.

The following is just highlights of what you can do in Kuruman.

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The Eye - Kuruman Attraction

Kuruman Eye – The Eye

The Eye of Kuruman has been a critical part of the town since its beginning. This natural spring in the heart of the town gushes forth 20 million liters of crystal clear water every day, even in the dry season. The Tswana name for the fountain is Ga-Segonyana, which means small water calabash with bubbling …

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Moffat Mission - Kuruman Tourism Attraction

Moffat Mission – Kuruman

An escape into the tranquil gardens and historical buildings shaded by ancient trees is a sublime experience. The mission exudes an eclectic mix of traditional African and colonial, old and new, and is popular with local and international visitors. The Mission property includes a variety of buildings including the old Homestead where Robert Moffat and …

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Robert Moffat – Moffat Mission

Robert Moffat (21 December 1795 – 9 August 1883) was a Scottish Congregationalist missionary to Africa, and father-in-law of David Livingstone. Moffat was born of humble parentage in Ormiston, East Lothian. To find employment, he moved south to Cheshire in England as a gardener. In 1814, whilst employed at West Hall High Legh in Cheshire …

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