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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
This great new adventure keeps it real while offering an exclusive adventure along the lower Orange River Valley at Augrabies.
This, the second biggest dam with the highest dam wall in South Africa, is also a holiday resort. When the dam is full, it stretches a 100km long and is
The name “Riemvasmaak” (Afrikaans for ‘tying together of leather strips / thongs) is said to have originated from a local legend of a Damara man who wanted to reach a certain miner
A local cultural history museum and a fine example of 19th centaury Karoo architecture, the Kemper Museum was named after its primary benefactor, GL Kemper who donated his collection of
Take rugged mountains, endless flatlands and undulating dunes. Add to this diverse scenery, stunning plantlife and plentiful game and you have a recipe that will please all 4×4 eco-adventurers.
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
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
Sudrah Riding School in Upington offers various equestrian services, including dressage, showing and equitation.
1-4 Day guided Flyfishing Safaris for our best indigenous sports fish in SA
Victoria West, nestled in the heart of the Karoo, wants you to put on your dancing shoes for the annual
The Trans Augrabies MTB (mountain bike) race takes place from 13 to 15 June 2020 and covers a total distance of more than 24
As the area’s oldest and biggest drama event for schools, the Fraserburg Logan Drama Festival has offered a platform t
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
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
The decade has finally made a turn and ushered in 2020. It’s the perfect time to reset and explore the a