Ou Skool Guest House provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Keimoes, Kalahari & Diamond Fields, Northern Cape. Located in Neilersdrift near Keimoes, Ou Skool Guest House, recently renovated from an old school which was closed down in the early seven
Libby's Lodge, situated in Upington, is ideally suited to both busy professionals and tourists. We offer 10 spacious, uniquely decorated and private double rooms with en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. We also offer self catering facilities.
Situated in what is known as the Green Kalahari, the picturesque town of Keimoes lies just 40 km southwest of Upington on the N14.
Although the origin of the town's name remains unresolved, it makes for great folklore. It is believed that the name came either from the Nama Khoe words 'gei' - meaning large and 'mus' meaning fountain or perhaps from Klaas Lukas, the legendary Koranna Khoe leader who had established a village on the river banks prior to white settlers moving in who named the village Keimoes meaning 'mouse nest' in his own language. This due to the vast colonies of mice in the area.
Economy and Agriculture
Keimoes has developed a formidable and broad agricultural base which includes the cultivation of a large variety of grapes, lucerne, wheat, peaches, pecan nuts and watermelons all under irrigation. Keimoes is famous for its sultanas which are exported worldwide.
Wine is one of the main sources of income to the economy of the area with one of the largest wine co-operatives, Orange River Wine Cellars situated in the heart of Keimoes.
The average rainfall of the region varies between 120 to 160 mm per annum, and is restricted to spring and summer, which extends from September to April. The average temperatures vary in extremes, from 3°C and below at night, to 18-21°C during the day in the winter months.
Summer average night temperatures vary between 18-22°C, while the average day temperatures are around 37°C.
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