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Kuruman

Kuruman is not called "The Oasis of the Kalahari" for nothing. The beautiful eye of Kuruman is the permanent water source of the town. This fountain, called "Die Oog", delivers 20 million litres of water per day.

Die Oog is also called Gasegonyane which can be translated to "little water calabash". This water source has been used for many years to supply drinking water for both people and animals in an otherwise arid part of the country.

Robert Moffat, a Scottish missionary, lived here for many years. Here his daughter got married to the discoverer of  the Victoria Waterfalls in Zimbabwe, David Livingston. He build a mission station at Kuruman from where he preached Christianity to the locals. The Moffat Mission Station is now a museum and open to visitors.

Not far from Kuruman, on the road to Dani´┐Żlskuil, one finds the famous  Wonderwerk Cave

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