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: 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: Carnarvon, Williston, Fraserburg, Loxton, Vorsburg and Victoria West Region: Colloquially known as the Karoo Highlands Ever yearned for a space so vast that the
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
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.
Main centres: Postmasburg, Griquatown, Campbell, Olifantshoek, Dibeng (Deben), Kathu, Daniȅlskuil, Kuruman Region: Colloquially known as the Ghaap Route, it is located in what was formerly
Main centres: The route takes the traveller into one of the most interesting and beautiful areas of South Africa’s Northern Cape province and embraces the towns and s
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: Warrenton, Kimberley, Hopetown, Britstown and Victoria West along the N12 Region: Colloquially known as the Karoo This route offers the traveller an attractive balance
Popular things to do in the Northern Cape
Float, paddle, drift, raft and navigate the Orange River, through the arid and strikingly beautiful Richtersveld. Blue skies, warm weather and lapping water make for an allround spectacular outdoor experience
Many of the same reasons that make The Northern Cape an ideal 4×4 destination also make it ideal for adventure motorcycling. Also known as dual sport motorcycling, the concept is to
Located on the Quiver Tree Route, Bezalel Wine and Brandy Estate is an undiscovered gem in the lower Orange River valley of the Northern Cape.
Lifting off from the Augrabies area your balloon will drift over the lower Orange River Valley. The green verdant cultivated lands that contrast dramatically with the surrounding arid land will
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
Powering up sand dunes in the Kalahari as fast as possible, to see how high one can get before zooming down again is one of the many exilirating ways of
Flying down steep hills at breakneck speed and then hiking up through the sand to do it all over again, is not for everyone, but those who’ve experienced the t
This, the second biggest dam with the highest dam wall in South Africa, is also a holiday resort. When the dam is full, it stretches a 100km long and is
Early morning Atlantic fog rolls over the desert mountain range of the Richtersveld, bringing life-sustaining moisture to a myriad of succulent species in this inhospitable environment. This, the largest mountain
The Battle of the Provinces is coming back to the Northern Cape on 11 and 12 April 2020, and promises to be a
The annual Kgalagadi Jazz Festival returns to the Northern Cape on 11 April 2020 at the Mothibistad Stadium in Kuruman.
On 18 April 2020, Posh Unlocked will host The Northern Cape Brand Experience, in partnership with the Northern Cape Economic Development, Trade
The 12th annual Wildeklawer Schools Rugby and Netball Tournament will take place from 23 to 25 April 2020 in Kimberley.
The 2020 Colesberg Rally takes place from 24 to 26 April 2020 and will see bikers and bike enthusiasts from across the country converge
Pegged as South Africa’s preferred extreme sports destination, the Northern Cape is home to breathtaking scenery – from the Namaqualand's dai
This year, Colesberg celebrates 190 years of formal existence – making it one of the oldest towns in the Northern Cape. Many o
We’re only a few weeks into the new year and to help prospective visitors to the Northern Cape plan a
The decade has finally made a turn and ushered in 2020. It’s the perfect time to reset and explore the a
Most people have heard of Africa’s Big Five – lion, leopard, rhino, Cape buffalo and elephant – but few know about the S
The Go Ghaap! Route is one of eight main Northern Cape tourism routes, with quirky small towns that have fascinating
Afrikaans is a colourful and descriptive language, and is the most-spoken tongue in the Northern Cape. As a result, many