The historic ‡Khomani Cultural Landscape was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in July this year. This brings to two the number of World Heritage Sites in the province of extremes, the other being the Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape.
Following the inscription of the ‡Khomani Cultural Landscape as a World Heritage Site in July this year, the national and provincial governments and South African National Parks (SANParks) officials have marked this historic occasion with the launch of the landscape under its new title.
The Northern Cape boasts an abundance of award-winning destinations and venues, and this year’s Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial winners are a case in point. In celebration of World Tourism Day, here are the shining stars that have done the Northern Cape tourism industry proud ...
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!
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.
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.
The Northern Cape’s flower season (August to mid-September) turns the whole province into a colourful canvas. We’ve rounded up areas across the province of extremes that are ideal for viewing and experiencing the flower season, a phenomenon that attracts tourists and professional photographers from all over the world.
The flower season is drawing closer and the Northern Cape will be welcoming admirers and photographers from all corners of the globe.
It’s official – the ‡Khomani Cultural Landscape has been declared a World Heritage Site.