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
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.
The Diamond Route comprises a series of properties – owned by companies traditionally associated with diamond mining, namely De Beers, E Oppenheimer & Son and Ponahalo Holdings – that have been set aside for
The Quiver Tree Route contrasts stark fawn arid land and verdant green vineyards. The Great Gariep, known more commonly as the Orange River, winds through the landscape and brings life
The Richtersveld is a vast and unforgiving environment; stark and dramatic, yet strikingly beautiful. This route is for the self-sufficient 4x4 traveller only and it is highly recommended that you
Ever yearned for a space so vast that the horizon continues into the future? Or to see the stars so clearly you feel that you touch them? The Karoo Highlands
Winding through the Kalahari – from just north of Upington all the way into the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – the Red Dune Route drifts from guest house to game farm in
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
The Munga is a 1 000km mountain-bike race that takes place every summer and features part of the Northern on its
The Aggeneys Festival is an annual event that takes place in late November. Visitors and locals are treated to indigenous
The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon is a desert foot race where participants have to carry all their supplies (food, clothes
Market at Flamingo is an entertaining event geared at the whole family, combining food, crafts, fashion and live entertainment. The
Did you think Kimberley is the only town in the Northern Cape with a big hole? Think again. Nababeep,
Namaqualand in the Northern Cape is a land of contrasts: vast sandy plains, barren koppies, quiver trees and,
Imagine gliding along the Orange River for a couple of hours or, even better, a few days. On the one
Northern Cape Tourism Authority board chairperson Collin Fortune has called on visitors, tourism industry players and government departments to join