There are no longer any scheduled passenger trains to or from Upington. Until recently there was a regular overnight train from Windhoek and Keetmanshoop in Namibia to Upington (operated by TransNamib, the national railway company of Namibia), but this service has been cancelled.
The train station is at the end of Morant Street, north of the cemetery.
The city itself is not very spectacular, but a typical medium sized country town.
Camel and Rider statue, Schreuder Street, in front of the police station. A statue in recognition of the way law enforcement in this vast dry area was done in the past; by camel mounted police.edit
Donkey statue, Schreuder Street. Donkeys were often employed to pump water in this dry place. Donkeys were so important in this area that they were awarded a statue in recognition for all the work they did. Even today you will see many people still using donkey carts as their primary transportation.edit
Kalahari Orange Museum, ☎ +27 (0)54 332-6064. Open 9AM to 12:30PM and 2PM to 5PM, Monday to Friday. 9AM to 12PM on Saturdays. Information and exhibitions detailing the history of the area.edit
Date palm avenue -- At the entrance to Die Eiland has more than 200 palm trees lining it's 1km length
Oranje River Wine Cellars Co-Operation, ☎ +27 (0)54 337-8800 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . The biggest cooperative in South Africa and the second biggest in the world. Wine tasting can be arranged for you, however most of the grapes are not used for wine production, but exported to Europe to be used as grapes and raisinsedit
Spitskop nature reserve, (J13km north of the town on the R360), ☎ +27 (0)54 332-1336. Around 40km of drivable gravel roads, 3 hiking trails a telescope on a hill for distant game viewing. Many mammals, no carnivores.edit
Upington Directory, 81 Wildebeest, . Find any Business in Upingtonedit
La Bohème, ☎ +27 (0)54 338-0660 (email@example.com), . A five star guesthouse a few minutes outside town. It is a good place to relax and let yourself get treated. Bains House(firstname.lastname@example.org) is a four star guesthouse situated within Upington. Beautiful accommodation with historic significance. The house belonged to the quantity surveyor, AG Bain (or Major Bain). He is responsible for all the surveying that took place in this region and surveyed Upington, Keimoes and the whole of Kakamas. The house exhibits relics such as a Gunter's chain and ancient surveying tools. As one of the first houses in Upington, the old Victorian style home is situated close to the Oranje river with views over the river. More historical information can be aquired at the guesthouse or at the Museum in Upington, which used to be a missionary. The statue erected in honour of the donkeys are placed close by. edit
Aardwolf Backpackers, 22 Malherbe Street, 8800 Upington, ☎ +27 83 291 4817, . As a renovated domestic house, Aardwolf Backpackers is centrally located and offers a comfortable and quiet place to spend the night. It offers twin, double and dorm rooms, has a braai area, a cozy garden and very friendly owners.Dorm R125p. (- 28°26' 50.37,22°15' 12.87)edit