Keimoes Golf Club
Keimoes Golf Club is a 9 hole golf course in the town of Keimoes in the Northern Cape.
Keimoes is a town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. It lies on the Orange River and is about halfway between Upington and Kakamas. Town on the northern bank of the Orange River, 43 km south-west of Upington and 76 km north of Kenhardt.
Keimoes is a beautiful little village which probably owes its name and attractiveness to the local shimmering fountain.
The name Keimoes is said to be a combination of the Nama words “gei”, meaning great, and “mus”, meaning fountain. However, some people believe that Klaas Lucas, a river pirate Koranna leader, gave this name to the colony that he established on the banks of the Orange River when he discovered that a colony of mice was already living there. The Koranna word “Keimoes” means “Mouse nest”.
One of the greatest attractions in Keimoes is the Tierberg Nature Reserve situated just 4km outside the town. This beautiful reserve includes Tierberg, meaning “Tiger Mountain”, which affords the visitor with a magnificent view of the Orange River Valley, its beautiful islands as well as its irrigation scheme. The reserve comprises 160 ha of land and is home to several species of antelopes and indigenous flora. In spring, this area is truly a marvel as the abundance of different flowers explodes into riotous colour. Late winter surprises many with an extraordinary show of aloes in flower.