Situated in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, Postmasburg is located 220 km east of Upington and approximately midway between Upington and Kimberley. The town is surrounded by lush vegetation – the result of a dam and natural fountains in the area. 

Attraction in town include:

Postmas Diamond Mine

Postmasburg has a rich mining history that continues today with iron ore and manganese mining activities in the region. Archaeological finds at Blinkklipkop (meaning Shining Rock Hill) show that the Khoisan people mined specularite in the area as early as 700 AD. The town even experienced a mini gold rush in 1918 with the discovery of its first diamond. The open cast mine that developed on the site was permanently flooded in 1935. As a result, Postmasburg now boasts its very own ‘Big Hole’ that is 45 m deep and filled with fish.


Reformed Church

Well worth a visit, this historical building on Kerk Street (Church Street) was erected in 1908 and constructed from blue dolomite stone. A statute of the Reverent Dirk Postma (after which the town was named) can be viewed on site.

Attractions in the area include:

Witsand Nature Reserve (80 km away);

The Witsand Nature Reserve is home to glimmering white dunes that stand in stark contrast to the red dunes in the area. The dunes are also known as the Roaring Sands (Brulsand) because of the sounds they make in certain windy conditions.

Witsand Nature Reserve offers a well-positioned bird hide for bird-watchers and activities including hiking, mountain biking and dune boarding for nature and adventure lovers.


Boesmansgat Sinkhole (100 km away)
Mount Carmel farm in Danielskuil offers nature and outdoor activities including game hunting, dart hunting, hiking, horse-riding, non-hunting and photographic safaris. The farm is also home to the infamous Boesmansgat Sinkhole – one of the world’s deepest freshwater cave dive sites and the location of many record dives.

Even for non-divers, Boesmansgat is worth a visit. One of the deepest cave dives in the world, this water-filled sinkhole is over 280 meters deep and has claimed the lives of several very experienced divers during record attempts.


Wonderwerk Cave (83 km away)

The Wonderwerk Cave is an archaeological marvel extending 139 meters into the earth. Today, this cave is a National Heritage Site and valuable geological resource. The Wonderwerk Cave is open to the public for guided tours and to visit the interpretive educational centre.


Wine route and wine tasting (200 km away)

Although the landscape is arid, a variety of crops are cultivated on the rich flood plains of the Orange River. Grapes, raisins and award-winning wines and brandies are the pride of the region. Wine tastings are available at Orange River Cellars, while brandy and wine tastings and brandy tours are available at Bezalel Wine and Brandy Estate.


Fishing and Water Activities

While you’re in the area, take full advantage of the majestic Orange River. Fishing, canoeing, kayaking or a sundowner cruise offer a pleasant day out and memories to last a lifetime. For the more adventurous traveller – white river rafting half day trips or extended overnight adventures are also available.


Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

A place where red dunes and spikey scrubs fade into infinity… Where herds of gemsbok, springbok, eland and blue wildebeest follow the seasons. Where imposing camel thorn trees provide shade for huge black-maned lions and a vantage point for leopard and raptors… Experience Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – a place of exceptional natural beauty.