Kathu is a town in South Africa, and the iron ore capital of the Northern Cape Province. Its name means town under the trees
, after the Camel Thorn Forest it is situated in.
The phrase the town under the trees
was coined by an engineer working in the town in the early 1990 as part of a tourist marketing drive, together with the accompanying graphic. It was intended to be a marketing slogan. The meaning of the word Kathu
has anecdotically been attributed to a porridge brewed by the local population from the powder found in the pods of the camel thorn trees.
The 700 hectares Camel Thorn Forest around Kathu is one of the largest in South Africa and is part of a 2245 hectares nature reserve that is home to several species of game, including camels and a large variety of birds. Kathu is home to one of the country’s most beautiful golf courses.
Kathu was founded in the late 60′s early 70′s. Kathu is perfectly in between Upington and Vryburg with about a 2 hour drive to each. Kimberley is a 3 hour drive away.
is a newly renovated establishment that is ideally situated in Kathu. Kathu Inn is easily found, situated alongside the N14, five minutes drive from the centre of town. The Inn consists out of four buildings, each building with 20 self-catering units.
Accommodation at Kathu Inn:
We have 79 self-catering units:
- 32 units with double beds
- 47 units with twin bed
All units have fully equipped kitchens and are en-suite. The self-catering units offered at Kathu Inn are ideal for big groups and long stays.
At Kathumzi we offer 4 luxuriously appointed rooms. At Kathumzi you can expect warm hospitality in a relaxing and tranquil environment. Expect magical sunsets, an abundance of bird life, game viewing from your bedroom and a lot more.
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