The winter school holidays are here and parents planning to escape the buzzing noise of their homes should consider visiting the Northern Cape for a wide choice of endless activities suitable for the whole family.
Wondering what to do and where to go? The Northern Cape is a perfect winter destination and boasts five regions and winter holiday makers can choose from visiting six national parks – including two Transfrontier Parks – five provincial nature reserves, two of the longest rivers and three legendary deserts.
The choice of seasonal events will entice families to stay longer and enjoy a truly unique Northern Cape event experience, fun-filled activities for the kids and the typical Northern Cape slow food and delicacies to indulge visitors' taste buds.
Sharron Lewis, CEO at the Northern Cape Tourism Authority says: “The Northern Cape offers remote locations combined with luxurious serenity. From luxurious appointed tented camps in the heart of the Kalahari desert to five-star lodging in the verdant Orange River wine valley, the open spaces of the Northern Cape lends itself to getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern living. The vastness of the province and lack of pollution also makes it an incredible stargazing destination, the province definitely have a feast of entertainment for children or family to enjoy these winter holidays.”
Top attractions’ activities
Visit the Big Hole for the Kimberley mine tour experience. Augrabies Falls National Park, The Eye of Kuruman, Wonderwerk Cave and Rock paintings just outside Danielskuil on the R31, archaeological excavation of the 140m-long cave dating back millions of years. Anglo-Boer War sites, township experiences and engage with the locals and sightseeing for beautiful scenic views as you travel along the Northern Cape.
Interesting indoor activities
Kids and nature just go together, museum visits are ideal for children to learn about the history experiences. Shop at craft markets and kids of all ages will love the winter activities during their holidays.
Free outdoor activities
Explore the Northern Cape sunny days through activities including game safaris, floral and fauna tours in the Namakwa, finding rock engravings dating all the way back to the Stone Age, 4x4 adventure, sampling delicious regional cuisine, swimming in the hot pools of Riemvasmaak, hiking, traditional riding in a donkey cart and campfire storytelling and dancing or flying down the steep hills through the sandboarding experience.
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