About the Northern Cape
The Northern Cape is South Africa's largest province and a must-see destination, whether you prefer the ocean, the desert, the bush or quirky towns rich in history and culture.
Northern Cape national parks – on the house
With just a week and a half left of Tourism Month, we’re still celebrating in a big way. South African National Parks Week is an annual initiative, where a number of national parks offer free entrance for a week in an effort to connect ordinary people with the country’s parks. The offer at most parks ends on 22 September, but a few have added an extra day or two, so hurry to catch it!
Northern Cape: flower season wrap-up
The purple vygies are blossoming, signalling an end to the Namaqua flower season. The winter rains the spring flowers depend on to flourish didn’t occur this year, so instead of the floral carpets the province of extremes is known for, there have been only patches of blooms.
Celebrating Tourism Month in the Northern Cape
To support the aim of the theme, “We Do Tourism Sustainably”, the NCTA and partners will embark on a series of activities during Tourism Month that showcase how sustainable tourism can benefit our communities.
Tourism Month special offers
The Northern Cape is celebrating Tourism Month in September with an exciting line-up of unique tourism activities and events hosted throughout the province.
Northern Cape Tourism Month Routes and Events
The United Nations has declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. In South Africa and in the Northern Cape, the theme is “We Do Tourism Sustainably”. This provides an enormous opportunity for destinations to harness the contribution of tourism for economic growth, job creation, social inclusion, and cultural and environmental preservation.
AfrikaBurn: 23 to 29 April 2018
AfrikaBurn is an annual festival where like-minded people come together in the semi-desert to enjoy days of art, music, performance and free creative expression.
Motorsport: Battle of the Provinces: 31 March to 1 April 2018
Battle of the Provinces promises to be a spectacular motorsport showdown where spinners from across the Northern Cape will battle it out for top honours.
The Northern Cape Tourism Authority (NCTA) is the official marketing agency for the Northern Cape and markets the Northern Cape as South Africa’s premier destination for extreme escapism, exploration and adventure..
Suitable and qualified service providers are invited to submit proposals/bids for the delivery of e-marketing services for a three year period.