N – Namaqua National Park

Butterflies hover, birds dart and bees shimmy and dance over the springtime flowers of Namaqua. A multiplicity of colour weaves across the valley floor and spills over to the sandy…

O – Orange River

The mighty Orange River is one of the largest rivers in the country and provides a lifeline for this predominantly arid region. The river creates a virtual oasis along its…

P – Paragliding

Soar on thermals that rise from the baking earth to the cooler cobalt skies supplying an ideal lift for paragliders.On a good day, it feels as if you can…

R – Riemvasmaak

Best accessed with a 4x4 vehicle, the rugged rocky scenery seems as if it is from another planet. This spectacular area with its towering granite canyons is owned and run…

S – Star-gazing at Sutherland

At Sutherland fans of astronomy will find the best star-gazing on earth at the South African Astronomical Observatory where visitors can book tours to experience the dramatic grandeur of the…

T – Take the Tram

The only tram service in South Africa runs several times a day between the City Hall and the Mine Museum, in Kimberley. This vintage tram - introduced in 1887 - was…

U – Upington

The vibrant town of Upington is the second biggest town in the province and the centre of a strong agricultural community. The entrance to the Eiland Holiday resort features an…

V – Vanderkloof Dam

The Vanderkloof dam is the second biggest dam with the highest dam wall in South Africa and a holiday resort ideally suited to families. When the dam is full, it…

W – White Water River Rafting

For an exhilarating experience, tackle the Orange River in inflatable rafts or canoes. The banks of the Orange River create a stark contrast to the hot and arid landscape of…

X – !Xaus Lodge

!Xaus Logde is the only fully-catered luxury lodge within the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Set on red dunes in the heart of this wilderness, you can sit on your deck overlooking…