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: 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
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: 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: 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
Popular things to do in the Northern Cape
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
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
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
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.
Although not native to southern Africa, camels were brought into the Northern Cape to be used by the police ‘mounties’ to patrol the greater Kalahari area before the days of 4x4s
Flowing white dunes, twenty to sixty metres high, are surrounded by copper-red Kalahari sand, Acacia woodland and theLangberg Mountain range. Home of the famous ‘Brulsand’ or Roaring Sands of the Kal
Liquid360 Adventures and Xtreme Green provide you with action packed paintball fun at the Xtreme Green Orange River Island Bush Field.
150 years ago, the site of the Big Hole was a featureless, flat-topped hill. When diamonds were discovered, thousands of prospectors, armed with nothing more than picks, shovels and hope, descended
Four star luxury tented accommodation, game viewing by helicopter, quad bike or vehicle. Outstanding cuisine and all round excellent Kalahari bushveld experience.
Scattered across the Northern Cape are six national parks, which are protected and managed by South African National Parks (SANParks),
The mighty Orange River, which runs through the Augrabies Falls National Park in the Northern Cape, recorded 120 cubic metres per
Home to small towns in the Northern Cape are stretches of coastline that are remote and untouched. The towns that
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
One hundred and eight paddlers from across the nine provinces of South Africa will participate in the two-day Orange Descent
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