The Roaring Kalahari Route
The sheer size, wildness and distances of the Kalahari can be intimidating, especially if you're from the city. To help one and all, especially city slickers, to find their way around this magnificent semi-desert area in style and comfort, the concept of The Roaring Kalahari Route was born. It is now in its third year of operation.
Kathu, arguably one of Northern Cape’s most attractive settlements, is known as ‘The town under the trees’ and came into being because of Iscor’s iron ore mining activity in the Kalahari. Some of the world’s longest ore trains travel through harsh territory to offload their precious cargo at Saldanha Bay.
Take a tour of one of the earth’s largest open-cast iron mines where you will be overawed by the sheer size of everything. Kathu is also home to one of the country’s most beautiful golf courses and a luxurious club house. The Sportsclub also offers badminton, golf, squash, swimming, tennis and a gymnasium. A small but well-stocked game reserve adjoins the town as does the Khai-Appel Pleasure Resort which has camping and caravan facilities as well as fishing and horseriding.