Schools and Theatre Companies in Askham, Northern Cape
Askham is a village in the Northern Cape, lying not far from the confluence of the mostly dry Molopo and Kuruman Rivers in the Red Kalahari Desert, about 200 km north of Upington at the junction of the R31 and the R360 roads.
The village is located in the belt of the irrigated green land that surrounds the Orange River, as it flows North-West through the Kalahari toward the Namibian border and the Richtersveld area of Namaqualand. Askham is located in the southern Kalahari wilderness area on the Red Dune Route, where the dunes grow approximately 35m in height. The area was once home to the San Bushmen, Koranna and Nama people.