Kuruman: where you can experience a blend of adventure and serenity
Kuruman is a beautiful and peaceful town in the Northern Cape’s Kalahari region. The destination is home to over 13,000 inhabitants. Kuruman is best known for the ‘Eye of Kuruman’, a spring providing fresh water to the residents. Discover spectacular sights, amazing wildlife, and fascinating history. Top attractions include the Bird Sanctuary, Wonderwerk Cave, and Moffat Mission.
Get ready to experience the serenity of this location, because cheap flights to Kuruman are now available for a limited time! There are no flights to Kuruman’s airport, but you can book flights to Sishen Airport (SIS), which is a 45-minute drive from the centre of Kuruman. Sishen Airport serves a number of airlines, including South African Airways and British Airways. The flight duration from Oliver Tambo International Airport to Sishen Airport is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Popular flights to Kuruman
* Please note that the prices are subject to availability and block out dates do apply over peak season.
Why visit Kuruman
Gorgeous scenes find their home in Kuruman, such as the ‘Eye of Kuruman’, and nearby, such as the Billy Duvenhage Nature Reserve and the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve.
Diversity of Wildlife
The beautiful scenery around Kuruman lets you encounter a diverse selection of wildlife, including the rare fish at the ‘Eye’ and the numerous bird species of the Bird Sanctuary.
Kuruman is where David Livingstone and Reverend Robert Moffat settled in the early 1800s. The Eye of Kuruman also forms part of the town’s history, having been discovered in 1801.
Essential details you need to know before your trip
Sishen Airport (SIS)
South African Airways
Best time to visit Kuruman
Deciding on the best time to visit Kuruman depends on what you’re planning to do. For the best opportunities to spot wildlife, visit during the period from December to March (early summer to early autumn). The most popular periods in Kuruman are from June to July (early to mid-winter) and during March. Make sure you book your flights and accommodation well in advance. For a quieter time and the cheapest hotel rates, the best time to visit Kuruman is December. Make sure to dress lightly and pack some sunscreen.
Weather & Climate in Kuruman
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Kuruman, the ‘Oasis of the Kalahari’ is a town in the Northern Cape, home to more than 13,000 residents. This destination is renowned for offering visitors beautiful scenery and the ‘Eye of Kuruman’, a geological feature that brings water from deep underground.
The main town in the Kalahari region is a place featuring charming bodies of water, majestic mountain views and dense vegetation. Kuruman sits on the main route between Gauteng and Namibia/Cape Town, offering you a picturesque setting.
Thanks to the ‘Eye of Kuruman’, the inhabitants of the town receive 20-30 million of crystal clear water daily. Spend time at the lake and you’ll be sure to spot some of the endangered species of fish. Take note, no fishing is allowed at this location.
Spending time in Kuruman will also give you access to a range of unforgettable attractions and activities.
Explore spectacular green spaces, such as the Billy Duvenhage Nature Reserve, the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve (the largest privately owned game reserve in South Africa), and the Bird Sanctuary and Nature Reserve, a wetland featuring around 115 species of birds.
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You will need your South African ID or passport to fly to Kuruman.
As with most destinations around the world, you should take care while exploring Kuruman.
Make sure to avoid deserted areas and avoid walking alone outside at night.