- Northern Cape
The railway junction of Noupoort is a singularly bleak place, bitterly cold in winter and blazing hot in summer.
The main railway line from Port Elizabeth to the north tunnels its way deep below the old 'narrow pass' which gave the place its name.
Some hundred trains a day used to pass through the town making it no holiday resort. Day and night the trains rumbled though the place, including the heavy ore trains, each more than a kilometre in length and hauled by five linked diesel electric locomotives.
Noupoort is still used as a traction change-over facility from diesel to electric locomotives on the Noupoort-Bloemfontein line.
The largest faith-based rehabilitation center in South Africa, the Noupoort Christian Care Centre, can be found in Noupoort.
A military museum is housed in the local Anglican Church.
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