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: 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: Warrenton, Kimberley, Hopetown, Britstown and Victoria West along the N12 Region: Colloquially known as the Karoo This route offers the traveller an attractive balance
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Upington, Askham, Reinfontein Region: Colloquially known as the Kalahari This area of the Northern Cape province is truly the heart of the Kalahari. Here
Popular things to do in the Northern Cape
River Rafting specialists, based at our Orange River campsite, Fiddlers Creek.
A local cultural history museum and a fine example of 19th centaury Karoo architecture, the Kemper Museum was named after its primary benefactor, GL Kemper who donated his collection of
The early missionaries who travelled to the interior became adventurers in their own right. Not only did one require a considerable amount of courage and faith, but an immense will
Sixteen kilometres north of Petrusville and bordering on the Vanderkloof dam the Rolfontein Nature reserve is situated in the upper Karoo. The terrain is made up of Karoo plains dotted
Dominated by the beautiful and distinct camel thorn tree from which the park derives its name, Mokala (Setswana for Camel Thorn Tree) is a breeding centre for disease free buffalo
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
Situated two kilometers outside of Calvinia, this gem of a nature reserve protects the fragile fauna of the Hantam Karoo region, which comprises of succulent Karoo scrub, Mountain Renosterveld and
Not confined to the limits of a single atr gallery, Khoisan Rockart can be found scattered throughout the Karoo.
Bring your bikes and cycle the trails in the Augrabies National Park. Kids will love splashing through the shallow water that runs over the causeways. The whole family can appreciate
The 31st instalment of this popular golf tournament takes place at the Kimberley Golf Club from 20 to 24 October 2020.
The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon is a desert foot race where participants have to carry all their supplies (food, clothes
The annual !Naba Food & Wine Festival in Upington will again see visitors being treated to culinary delights, local and international
The Munga is a 1 000km mountain bike race that takes place every summer and features part of the Northern Cape
During South Africa's national lockdown, the Beyond Expeditions duo of Peter van Kets and Jacques Marais took to the
In a country filled with determined, brave and tough people, few come close to Ouma Katrina Esau, the very last
The Northern Cape's provincial Tourism Month celebrations kicked off in the Namakwa district on Monday 21 September 2020. Tourism Month is celebrated
With local and international leisure travel back on the cards, it’s time to come say hello to Northern Cape a
Tourism Month is an annual celebration held in September to focus on the importance of tourism to the local economy
We were asked to wait, so we could travel safely “later”. We stayed at home and patiently waited, and later is
On 30 July 2020, Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane announced that intraprovincial leisure travel is once more permitted in South Africa under
Na-Bea is partnering with the Northern Cape Tourism Authority (NCTA) to run a 4-day social media campaign from 27-30 April 2020,