Springbok, Northern Cape, South Africa
Springbok is the commercial and cultural centre of the Namaqualand and is situated in the Northern Cape Province, 600 kilometres from Cape Town.
Springbok is located directly on the N7, which connects Cape Town and Namibia, and is in close proximity to the Richtersveld National Park. The nearby Namaqua wildflower reserve boasts a spectacular display of spring flowers, making Springbok quite a tourist attraction.
Springbok is also famous for its copper mining history, as it is the site of the first commercial mining operations in South Africa. The copper mine was brought into operation in 1852, bring mining prospectors to the town.
In 1863 the town mapped out and built around the copper mining industry. Today Springbok is a bustling town, and home to many tourist attractions, including historical sites, museums and fine restaurants.