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: 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 a
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
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: Hondeklip Bay, Koingnaas, Noup, Kleinzee, Groenriviermond Region: Colloquially known as Namaqualand In spring, hordes of tourists flock to what is colloquially known as Namaqualand.
Popular things to do in the Northern Cape
The 4-Day White Water Rafting from Egerton Game Ranch, near Hopetown, is the best white water that the Orange has to offer. Navigating over the Egerton rapids and through Thunder
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
Four star luxury tented accommodation, game viewing by helicopter, quad bike or vehicle. Outstanding cuisine and all round excellent Kalahari bushveld experience.
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
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
As the largest Private Game Reserve in South Africa, Tswalu Kalahari stretches over an area of 100 000 hectares. Owned by the Openheimer family, the vision at Tswalu is ‘to restore the K
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
We offer all sorts of river rafting options, from a few hours on the Orange River to a few days and we cater for all sorts of river-goers, from the
Kayla’s Birthday Celebration is back again this year on 1 February 2020. Join the fun and feel the adrenaline with the w
The annual Kuruman Charity Run is back and is as big as ever! The three-day event will take place from 28
Also known as the Orange River Canoe Marathon, the Orange Descent promises a great adventure for paddlers and supporters. The
The Battle of the Provinces is coming back to the Northern Cape on 11 and 12 April 2020, and promises to be a
The annual Kgalagadi Jazz Festival returns to the Northern Cape on 20 April 2020 at the Wrenchville Stadium in Kuruman.
We’re only a few weeks into the new year and to help prospective visitors to the Northern Cape plan a
The decade has finally made a turn and ushered in 2020. It’s the perfect time to reset and explore the a
Most people have heard of Africa’s Big Five – lion, leopard, rhino, Cape buffalo and elephant – but few know about the S
The Go Ghaap! Route is one of eight main Northern Cape tourism routes, with quirky small towns that have fascinating
Afrikaans is a colourful and descriptive language, and is the most-spoken tongue in the Northern Cape. As a result, many
All eyes will be on Kimberley in early December when a contingent of the planet’s best skateboarders test their m
This summer, make the festive season all about fresh air and freedom – go on a road trip through the Northern C
The Northern Cape is beaming with pride after three of our exceptional tourism offerings were deservedly crowned national winners in