The Northern Cape is an ideal meeting destination for those who prefer the unusual. Why not combine a Northern Cape meeting or conference with a visit to one of the province's incredible national or transfrontier parks, or with some of the outdoor adventures offered in this fascinating province, such as rafting, fishing or game capture safaris?
Exotic lunar landscapes, unique flora and fauna, and intriguing traditional cultures are just some of the fascinating characteristics that serve to complement the Northern Cape's business events offering.
Within our towns and cities themselves there is great diversity - in people, cuisine, culture and entertainment - and bordering them we have some of Africa’s most beautiful natural attractions. With several flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town daily to Kimberley and Upington, plus its well-maintained road infrastructure and daily rail arrivals, the Northern Cape is easily accessible from all areas in South Africa and its neighbouring countries.
Few other places on Earth give the event planner the ability to readily combine rural, urban and natural wilderness. Our great destinations are just one of the reasons why the Northern Cape should be the natural choice for your next event.
Host your event in the Northern Cape
Kimberley, the pioneer town of the Diamond Fields Region
Kimberley is the capital city of the Northern Cape and originated around 1871, when the first diamonds in the area were discovered. Today, it is a prosperous, thriving metropolis, the seat of the Northern Cape provincial government and home to one of South Africa’s newest conference facilities, the Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre, with a capacity of 2 500 delegates.
It is also where you'll find the famous Big Hole and the open-air Kimberley Mine Museum. A variety of quality meeting venues is on offer in the city, with a choice of more than 1 500 hotel, lodge and guesthouse rooms. Kimberley and its immediate surrounds offer captivating adventure sports and team-building activities. These include thrilling fly-fishing trips, game viewing by helicopter, bushveld dinner fly-ins, game capture safaris and quad biking adventures, all of which are perfect for incentive travel.
Upington, in the heart of the Green Kalahari
Situated on the banks of the Orange River, this picturesque town is the principal centre of the Green Kalahari region. Founded in 1871 as a mission town, it has well-developed commercial infrastructure and a choice of accommodation and meeting venues that are ideally suited to host small to large conferences, meetings and incentives.
The Green Kalahari includes the towns of Keimoes, Kakamas and Augrabies, home to the Augrabies Falls National Park and the spectacular Augrabies Falls. Also in the region one will find the town of Mier, the home of Hakskeen Pan – a magnet for motoring and outdoor events such as the Bloodhound world land-speed record project – and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
The striking landscape and breathtaking scenery make this region a must-see on any Northern Cape meeting itinerary. This area offers outstanding accommodation choices, with fly fishing, 4x4 drives, river rafting, game drives, mountain biking, bow hunting and scenic flights just a few of the adventure activities on offer.
Springbok, in the picturesque Namakwa district
If you’re in the Northern Cape in August or September, a visit to Namaqualand to see the stunning display of wild flowers is a must. You can combine this with a conference in the town of Springbok, which offers a good selection of meeting venues with flexible conferencing packages.
Springbok is home to the Springbok Museum, which is well worth exploring, as well as a selection of outdoor meeting venues, perfect for events and incentives.
Sutherland, a stargazers' paradise
If you are fascinated by stargazing, then a conference or meeting in Sutherland, with its immense canopy of starry sky, is just the ticket.
The town is home to the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) – the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere. But remember to take warm clothing in winter, as Sutherland is the coldest destination in South Africa.
Bush breakaways in a national park
The Northern Cape’s unique biodiversity attracts worldwide attention and its national parks are regarded as some of the finest in Southern Africa. These include the |Ais-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, with its dramatic landscapes, and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, with its compelling wilderness expanses.
The Namaqua, Mokala and Tankwa Karoo national parks are also found here. The Northern Cape's parks offer the perfect setting for bush conferences, small meetings and incentives.