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.
Routes to explore
Main Centres: Garies, Kamieskroon, Springbok, Okiep, Nababeep, Carolusberg, Steinkopf and Vioolsdrift The Cape to Namibia Route stretches along the N7 through the Northern Cape province before meandering away
The Kokerboom Food and Wine Route highlights some of the attractions that can be found along the stretch of the Orange River, including activities, accommodation, restaurants and sightseeing.
Main centres: Port Nolloth, Steinkopf, Eksteensfontein, Sendelingsdrift Region: Colloquially known as the Richtersveld The Richtersveld is a mountainous desert situated in the north-west corner of South
Main centres: Nieuwoudtville, Calvinia, Williston and Sutherland Region: Colloquially known as the Karoo Highlands Ever yearned for a space so vast that the horizon continues into
Main centres: Upington, Askham, Reinfontein Region: Colloquially known as the Kalahari This area of the Northern Cape province is truly the heart of the Kalahari. Here
Main centres: Hondeklip Bay, Koingnaas, Noup, Kleinzee, Groenriviermond Region: Colloquially known as Namaqualand In spring, hordes of tourists flock to what is colloquially known as Namaqualand.
Popular things to do in the Northern Cape
Located on the Kokerboom Food and Wine Route, Bezalel Wine and Brandy Estate is an undiscovered gem in the lower Orange River valley of the Northern Cape.
Having moved from the outskirts of Kimberley, the diamond capital of South Africa, this little market has grown in leaps and bounds as it is now situated more centrally and
In the lee of a small hill on a bend of a wide river, the powerfully built earliest ancestors of man lived and hunted 1.2-million years ago, leaving behind
Sudrah Riding School in Upington offers various equestrian services, including dressage, showing and equitation.
Kamfers Dam, near Kimberley, is one of only four breeding areas in Africa and the only one in South Africa of the lesser flamingo. The lesser flamingo is the smallest
Conducting research into astronomy and astrophysics, the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) is the national centre for optical and infrared astronomey. The primary telescopes are located in Sutherland, in the
Want to go full throttle in your adventures? Then make time to see stunt bikes and fun racing at the
Join the excitement and have some friends-and-family fun at the Lazy Hippo MTB Stage Race, which will be held in
The Orange River Canoe Marathon promises a great adventure for paddlers and supporters. The two-day stage race covers a distance
AfrikaBurn is a festival dedicated to freedom of expression, with the intention of building a temporary community through collaborative arts
Visit Galeshewe, Kimberley’s oldest township, and you’ll discover friendly people, historic buildings and a rich history, including stories apl
The Northern Cape province is always packed with events and activities that tourists and adventurers can look forward to all
The Northern Cape Tourism Authority had a busy and productive time at Meetings Africa 2019, showcasing the province's range of
Northern Cape attractions such as the Augrabies Falls National Park, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, the Richtersveld and the Namaqualand in
The Northern Cape is known for its legendary national parks, private game reserves and outdoor adventures suited to all types