130 Things To Do in Northern Cape

The mostly desert and semi-desert region that lies south of the Orange River has, contrary to expectations, some of the most incredible landscapes, a history rich in San rock engravings, Namaqualand daisies in spring, gloriously clear skies, starry nights and the Richtersveld National Park among its claims. When travelling in the Northern Cape, visit Kimberley's Big Hole, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park; go rafting on the Orange River, see the daisies or visit the Augrabies Falls National Park where moon rock, potholes and echo corner are apt names for beautiful places. And don’t miss the oddly shaped quiver trees in Springbok or the Orange River Wine cellars co-op in Upington.

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Augrabies Hiking Trails

Dassie Trail Augrabies

Start: Augrabies National Park, rest camp Finish: rest camp – the trail is circular Duration: 5 km Fitness: moderate Our tip: if you are in the reserve during summer, try to hike either early or late in the day ...

Nieuwoudtville Hiking Trails

Oorlogskloof Rameron Pigeon Trail

Start: Groot Tuin, Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve Finish: Groot Tuin Duration: 4 – 7 days, 53 km Fitness: moderately fit Our tip: pack a field guide to the area for the wild flowers The Rameron Pigeon Trail is ...

Sutherland, Upper Karoo Astronomy

SA Astronomical Observatory

The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) is the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere, with a hexagonal mirror array 11 metres across. Although very similar to the Hobby-Eberly Telescope ...

Vioolsdrift Sports & Leisure / Water Sports

Rafting Trips on the Orange River

This unique tours starts from Aquacade at Vioolsdrift on the banks of the Orange River. The 2-man inflatable rafts are easy to control and allow for a safe guiding through a few fast flowing rapids that occur on ...

Pofadder 4x4 Trails / Sports & Leisure

4x4 Trails with Dinkys Dunes

Two guided trails of 25km, wind around the dunes, mainly traversing the spines and offering panoramic views over the plains for either 4x4 Vehicles or Quads. During the winter rain season these plains are ...

Garies Nature Reserves

Visit the Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve

The Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve is renowned as one of the prime locations for the annual spring flower displays in Namakwaland from August to October. The 1000-ha Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve lies to the west of ...

Upington Wine Tours & Tasting

Orange River Cellars

Our wines are renowned for their healthy colours and distinctive aromatic and flavour properties, all of which are inherited from the prevailing terroir conditions, enhanced by avant garde cellar ...

Upington Sports & Leisure / Water Sports

Canoeing on the Orange River

Swift River Adventures invite you to experience the Orange River running through Upington in all its glory. Our half-day river rafting trip from Upington to Oukamp, provides the ideal breakaway from your normal ...

Upington Cafés & Coffee Shops / Cafés & Eateries / Wheelchair Friendly

Breakfast at Arabesque Coffee Shop

Arabesque Coffee Shop offer’s a unique atmosphere where customers can relax and enjoy a mouth watering breakfast, dinner and freshly baked sweet treats or simply enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, smoothies and ...

Kimberley Museums / Wheelchair Friendly

McGregor Museum

The McGregor Museum was officially founded on the 24th September 1907 when the title deeds were handed over to the Management Committee. Prior to this there had been several calls for the establishment of a Museum ...

Richmond Museums

Visit the Richmond Horse Museum

Housed in what was formerly, in the 1800’s, a school and boarding house, and more recently a cabinet maker’s workshops and residence, is the very unique Horse Museum of Richmond. It is only one of two such museums ...

Colesberg Museums / Wheelchair Friendly

Colesberg-Kemper Museum

The charm-filled Colesberg-Kemper Museum celebrates this small town in the Northern Cape Province by effectively combining its historical import with its modern-day identity. This museum is not only about fossils ...

Upington Farm Stalls & Markets / Family Entertainment / Monuments

Kalahari-Oranje Museum

The Museum is housed in the buildings erected by the Reverend Schröder in 1875 as a church and mission station. Domestic items dating from that era and articles relating to the history of Upington and the Lower ...

Kimberley Museums / Wheelchair Friendly

Big Hole and Kimberley Mine Museum

One of Kimberley’s major attractions, the Big Hole and Kimberley Mine Museum, was once a flat-topped hill and is now an awesome hole - the largest hand-dug excavation in the world - dug by picks, shovels and sheer ...

Colesberg Nature Reserves

Explore the Doornkloof Reserve

On the south-eastern banks of the Vanderkloof Dam, the 9 388 hectare Doornkloof Nature Reserve is home to kudu, eland, brown hyena, mountain Reedbuck, steenbok, grey duiker, the bat-eared ox, aardvark and aardwolf ...

Northern Cape as a destination

If you are considering visiting Northern Cape or have already booked your Northern Cape accommodation, then you are probably keen to see what activities are available and what there is to do in the area. Explore our growing selection of Things to Do in Northern Cape, or view the events that are taking place in the Northern Cape during your stay, or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

Tourist regions

Diamond Fields, Green Kalahari, Kalahari, Namaqualand, Upper Karoo

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