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
The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) invites teams of 10 to 15 people, including school and corporate teams, to the CANSA
Looking to whisk your partner off on a romantic Northern Cape getaway this Valentine’s Day? Mattanu Private Game Reserve, 50k
Kayla’s Birthday Celebration is back again this year on 2 February 2019. Join the fun and feel the adrenaline with the w
The annual Kuruman Charity Run is back and is as big as ever! The three-day event will take place from 1
The first-ever Northern Cape Gospel Music Awards will take place on 15 February 2019 at the prestigious Northern Cape Theatre in Kimberley.
The Northern Cape is known for its legendary national parks, private game reserves and outdoor adventures suited to all types
Drought still persists in large parts of the Northern Cape, dam levels have dropped alarmingly, and grazing for wildlife and
The new year is just a month old, but the Northern Cape has already made a splash with several large
While the Northern Cape has six national parks dotted throughout its vast land area, it also has a number of
The 2019 academic year has just begun and the Province of Extremes has a lot to offer to schools looking to