This town is situated on the west coast of the Northern Cape province. It is midway between Cape Town in the south and Windhoek, capital of Namibia in the northwest on the Atlantic coast. It is well known as one of the places in the interior of South Africa which was fabled to harbour untold riches.
Pre-eminent employees of the Dutch East India Company of Holland, among them, Simon van der Stel, who was then the Governor of the Cape, reportedly undertook a trip to the area in 1685 in search of riches and the mythical kingdom of Monomotapa.
Springbok is also in the heartland of the perennial Spring flower territory. Upington This town is located along the banks of the Orange River. It has the second regional airport but serves mainly as a cargo hub for international freight. It is the last major town before Namibia. Upington frequently hosts local and foreign car manufacturers as it has an ideal test ground at Gelukspan About 80 km south east.