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: 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: Hondeklip Bay, Koingnaas, Noup, Kleinzee, Groenriviermond Region: Colloquially known as Namaqualand In spring, hordes of tourists flock to what is colloquially known as Namaqualand.
The Quiver Tree Route highlights some of the attractions that can be found along the stretch of the Orange River, including activities, accommodation, restaurants and sightseeing.
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: 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: Upington, Askham, Reinfontein Region: Colloquially known as the Kalahari This area of the Northern Cape province is truly the heart of the Kalahari. Here
Popular things to do in the Northern Cape
Flying down steep hills at breakneck speed and then hiking up through the sand to do it all over again, is not for everyone, but those who’ve experienced the t
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
In association with Kriek helicopters, Mattanu Private Game Reserve offers an exciting bushveld dinner fly-in experience from Kimberley. Kriek helicopters also offer transfers to other luxury game lodges in the
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 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
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
Situated two kilometers outside of Calvinia, this gem of a nature reserve protects the fragile fauna of the Hantam Karoo region, which comprises of succulent Karoo scrub, Mountain Renosterveld and
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
1-4 Day Orange River Rafting Trips
The motorsport enthusiast is in for a fun-filled show-and-shine stance competition on 23 November 2019 at the MonsterMob Arena in Kimberley.
The Aggeneys Fees takes place in Aggeneys every last week of November, and this year the festival will
The Munga is a 1 000km mountain bike race that takes place every summer and features part of the Northern
The Kimberley Diamond Cup will once again play host to the Skateboarding World Championships, drawing the best skateboarders from
The annual Liggies Fees Festival takes place on the beachfront in Port Nolloth, where holidaymakers can look forward to a
The Northern Cape is beaming with pride after three of our exceptional tourism offerings were deservedly crowned national winners in
What South Africa’s largest but least populous province lacks in urban infrastructure, it more than makes up for in n
At night, cold sea air tumbles over the Richtersveld, bringing with it just enough moisture to keep plants and animals
The Northern Cape is South Africa’s prime destination for adventure sports and thrilling outdoor activities, with its unspoiled terrain m
Millennials – or the desirable Generation Y. Every brand on the planet is trying to figure out what they want so t
Did you know that, almost 150 years ago, a tiny republic was declared in the Karoo, near Kimberley? The Republic of