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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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
The Gariep Dam (previously known as the Hendrick Verwoerd Dam) is the largest storage dam in South Africa, situated on the Orange River near Colesberg is a popular destination for
Liquid360 Adventures and Xtreme Green provide you with action packed paintball fun at the Xtreme Green Orange River Island Bush Field.
Situated in the Civic Centre in Kimberley is a cultural oasis known as the William Humphreys Art Gallery – one of the finest galleries in South Africa. It displays 247 original d
Step aboard the Khamkirri Ark, our own pontoon barge for a leisurely cruise on this beautiful stretch of the Orange River.
Butterflies hover, birds dart and bees shimmy and dance over the springtime flowers of Namaqua. A multiplicity of colour weaves across the valley floor and spills over to the sandy
Learn how to kayak the rapids of the Orange River in a tupperware kayak or fibreglass canoe.
Not confined to the limits of a single atr gallery, Khoisan Rockart can be found scattered throughout the Karoo.
Go on the world's only guided tour of an operational diamond mine!
Join the fun and games at the annual Yonder Harts Fees (festival) in Kimberley from 27 to 30 August 2020. Visitors
Calvinia's Hantam Meat Festival, known to locals by its Afrikaans name, the Hantam Vleisfees, is an annual meat and music
The Namaqua Quest Three-day Mountain Bike Stage Race is arguably South Africa's most beautiful multi-day stage race, held at Jakkalswater
The Kalahari Rally is an annual event that originated in 2014 and is organised by Roberts Racing. This year’s rally f
Since its inception, the Kalahari Kuierfees in Upington has celebrated the region’s people, sport, culture, food, theatre a
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,
The part of the Great Karoo that falls within the Northern Cape’s borders is a vast, remote and fascinating p
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