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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Postmasburg, Griquatown, Campbell, Olifantshoek, Dibeng (Deben), Kathu, Daniȅlskuil, Kuruman Region: Colloquially known as the Ghaap Route, it is located in what was formerly
Popular things to do in the Northern Cape
The king of beasts flops down on the top of a sand dune, the dry desert wind ruffling his dark mane as he surveys the sprawling plain dotted with thorn
This 7 000 hectare nature reserve, just east of Springbok, supports 600 different indigenous plant species, 45 mammal species and 94 bird species. The characteristic granite domes and peaks of the region contrast with the
With almost year round sunny days and blue skies, the Northern Cape is an ideal flying destination. It is also one of the most affordable ways to see the country
There’s something for everyone from novices to experienced riders. Explore the Kalahari in Tswalu Private Reserve, on horseback or opt for having the children lead gently around on a p
Go on the world's only guided tour of an operational diamond mine!
The lower Vaal and Riet Rivers at Kimberley are renowned as the unrivalled destination for stable fly fishing populations yielding world class catches of largemouth and small mouth yellowfish in
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.
Step aboard the Khamkirri Ark, our own pontoon barge for a leisurely cruise on this beautiful stretch of the Orange River.
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
Do summer differently this year and explore the Northern Cape with its riches of activities, beautiful places, and, of course,
To reignite the domestic tourism market that has been hard hit by Covid-19 and the lockdown period, South African Tourism
108 paddlers from across the nine provinces of South Africa will participate in a 2 days stage race covering 54km of the
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