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Namaqualand: land of contrasts

Namaqualand in the Northern Cape is a land of contrasts: vast sandy plains, barren koppies, quiver trees and, every year around August, bright flowers as far as the eye can…
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Goegap Nature Reserve in pictures

For a few weeks every year, the Goegap Nature Reserve just outside Springbok is covered in a vivid multicoloured flower carpet. But you don't need to wait for…
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Top picnic spots in the Northern Cape

Choosing the right location for your picnic adds to the overall experience; and the Northern Cape province boasts some of the best picnic spots around. With the advent of spring,…
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How to have an adventure with kids on safari

The Northern Cape is home to six national parks, each offering distinctive adventures and experiences. With spring almost upon us, it’s a good time to start thinking about fun a…
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Bringing bike tourism to the Northern Cape

Social enterprise Open Africa and mountain-biking events organiser EcoBound are collaborating on the exciting Bikamino project, with a view to using the concept of “bikepacking” (off-road cycle touring) as a cat…
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Namaqua flower camps

Following the winter rains, a new flower season begins in Namaqualand around August, transforming the Northern Cape into a colourful floral terrain.
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The Karoo can create a lifetime of memories

Vast, open landscapes dotted with hills, or koppies, with characteristic flat tops. Arid veld and cloudless blue skies. Burning heat in summer. Icy nights in winter. Small-town…