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Location Kathu & Dingleton: 500km west of Kuruman on the N14 

Nearby towns: Kuruman, Olifantshoek, Dibeng, Hotazel, Black Rock 

Region: Kalahari 

The ernomous open cast iron mine 

 Kathu, ‘the town under the trees’, came into being because of Iscor’s iron ore mining activity in the Kalahari and connected to it by road, rail and air through nearby Kimberley, the modern, model town is strategically situated. Some of the world’s longest ore trains travel through harsh territory to offload their precious cargo at Saldanha Bay. 

And nothing can prevent the visitor being overawed by the sheer size of one of the world’s largest open-cast iron mines, dwarfing giant ore trucks bearing up to 170 tons of ore each load. Home to one of the country’s most beautiful golf courses and the luxurious Gamagara Lodge, limestone houses characterise a desert landscape hidden by graceful palms. A small, well-stocked game reserve adjoins the town as does the Khai-Appel Pleasure Resort.

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Accommodation Kathu

 Explore Kathu

Boiterelo Duallery Centre 
Craft shop selling locally made jewellery. 
Abseiling and 4x4 routes
 Mine Tour
Guided tours of the world’s largest open-cast iron mine.
 Game Reserve 
Offering game viewing and bird watching.
 Kumba Sport Club 
Badminton, golf, gymnasium, squash, swimming, tennis. 
 Khai-Appel Recreation Resort 
Camping and caravan facilities, fishing and horse riding.