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Call for submissions for 9th Apollo Annual Film Festival

The 9th Apollo Annual Film Festival will run from 3 to 6 October 2018 in Victoria West in the Northern Cape. The small, well-established film festival showcases South African documentaries, feature and short films and animation movies. The festival aims to share unique and exciting stories with audiences.

Bringing bike tourism to the Northern Cape

The Namaqua Coastal Route region in the Northern Cape is a place of breathtaking divergence and jaw-dropping beauty. Set on the tipping point between coastal plains and an arid inland escarpment, the area constitutes a minimalist landscape strafed by a vigorous climate, where extreme elements have shaped a space rugged beyond belief.

AfrikaBurn goes on Northern Cape road trip to ‘find the friends we’re yet to meet’

The AfrikaBurn festival has grown over the years and found its place on the calendars of many enthusiasts across South Africa (and the world). It's become a special event at which Burners – as those who attend the festival are known – "converge in an arid, starkly beautiful semi-desert setting to enjoy visual art, music performances and free creative expression".

Winter essentials for your adventures in the Northern Cape

Winter ... a time to bring out all the blankets, boots and balaclavas that will keep us warm from the bitter cold. But that doesn’t mean you should put the fun things in life on ice. You can still have a wonderful time creating long-lasting memories in the Northern Cape – but make sure you don’t leave home without the following essentials for your backpacker’s adventures.

The Karoo can create a lifetime of memories

Vast, open landscapes dotted with hills, or koppies, with characteristic flat tops. Arid veld and cloudless blue skies. Burning heat in summer. Icy nights in winter. Small-town hospitality. Wildlife. And astonishingly clear night skies for stargazing.

The Karoo is all this – and more.

Visit the Kimberley Mine Museum

South Africa’s biggest province, the Northern Cape, is home to the Kimberley Mine Museum, an open-air venue that showcases the Victorian era of the 19th century and the city's diamond-mining history.

The Northern Cape in pictures

A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. And we have to agree when looking at ones taken of the landscapes of the Northern Cape.

Five cool things to do in and around Kuruman

Dubbed the “Oasis of the Kalahari”, Kuruman is known for its breathtaking scenic beauty. It boasts a variety of outdoor activities, beautiful habitats and historical monuments for visitors to check out.

Indigenous activists walk for liberation

With the Northern Cape in the grip of a devastating ongoing drought, this year’s annual Indigenous Liberation Walk to raise awareness for the plight and rights of South Africa’s Khoisan people focused on the precious resource of water.

Be water wise in the Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is known for its starkly arid climate and low rainfall, and thus water conservation needs to be part of everyday life. Everyone can play a role in the drive to help save this precious resource.

Nama language to be introduced in Northern Cape schools

The Northern Cape is making strides in its education system by implementing steps to introduce the indigenous Nama language in its schools. The province will be the first to do so in the country, and this is aimed at fostering inclusivity within South African schools.