The story of Groblershoop, 109 km east of Upington, started in the 1870s when pioneering white farmers settled in the area. In the 1890s, a hydroelectric generator and pump was build by A. J. Litchfield, who submitted a propsal for a dam and canal in 1895. The Boegoeberg Dam was build in 1933 and is the third largest dam in the Orange River. Groblershoop was founded as an administrative center in 1936 and was named after Piet Grobler, minister of land affairs at the time.
The main products are sultanas, lucerne and karakul farming.
The Main Attractions are:
* Boegoeberg Dam
Boegoeberg Dam was build in 1933 and is surrounded by the Kalahari's red sand dunes and quiver trees. It offers watersports and angling.
This fossilised track resembles the spoor of a donkey.
* Roaring Sands
The white sand of the area, surrounded by the red dunes, "roar' when the wind blows.
* Water Turbine
On the farm Winstead, you can inspect a water turbine driven by solid oak gears imported from England in 1910.