Kuruman is the principal town on the Kalahari section of the Namakwari Route in the Northern Cape
of South Africa. It is located along the border that bounds the Northern Cape from the North West
It is known for its scenic beauty and the Eye of Kuruman, a geological feature that brings water from
Kuruman has an interesting history. It originated as a mission station of the London Missionary
Society founded by Robert Moffat in 1821. David Livingstone also arrived here as missionary in 1841.
Robert Moffat was also the first person to translate and print the entire Bible into the Setswana
language. He helped build the Moffat Church which was completed in 1838.
The Kuruman River, which is dry except for flash floods after heavy rain, is named after the town.
The town is widely known as the "Oasis of the Kalahari", due to the flowing springs of Die Oog (the
Eye of Kuruman), where a vast abundance of water reaches the surface in the Kalahari Desert.
Kuruman has relatively mild weather and is surrounded by more vegetation compared to other
Northern Cape towns. The Kalahari Meerkat Project, made famous by the television series Meerkat
Manor, is located nearby. Kuruman is also home to well-known local author and Sanusi or Zulu
traditional healer, Credo Mutwa.
The town offers good infrastructure and facilities.
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