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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Carnarvon, Williston, Fraserburg, Loxton, Vorsburg and Victoria West Region: Colloquially known as the Karoo Highlands Ever yearned for a space so vast that the
Popular things to do in the Northern Cape
Experience nature from the saddle of your mountain bike at Khamkirri Adventure Destination, near Augrabies, where you can cycle between the grazing game. You can also do this in Namaqua
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
Greyish-green foliage merges with the browns of this semi-desert that is the Karoo, as the landscape reaches towards the many table-like mesas and isolated buttes (koppies) that rise from the
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
1-4 Day Canoe Safaris down the Orange River.
Four star luxury tented accommodation, game viewing by helicopter, quad bike or vehicle. Outstanding cuisine and all round excellent Kalahari bushveld experience.
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
Vaal River Adventures offer abseiling at two locations, namely the old Toll Bridge (32km from Kimberley on the R31) and also at the Danster Caves.
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
This is a place where the brain and soul can come to rest. The surroundings have a desolate beauty and
When the cold season sets in, the Northern Cape puts on its winter coat of greys, browns and reds – a b
The vast open spaces that the Northern Cape offers are the perfect remedy for souls worn out by modern woes,
The Northern Cape is one of South Africa’s most exciting business destinations. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider t
Welcome to the Northern Cape, one of Southern Africa’s fastest growing business events destinations. This province, the largest within S
Have you considered the Northern Cape as a destination for the upcoming Easter holidays? Think adventure, camping, road-tripping, historical sites