132 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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Hiking Trails

Dassie Trail Augrabies

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Hiking Trails

Oorlogskloof Rameron Pigeon Trail

Overnight? Stay in Nieuwoudtville
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 ...

Astronomy

SA Astronomical Observatory

Overnight? Stay in Sutherland, Upper Karoo
The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) is the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere, with a hexagonal mirror array 11 metres across ...

Sports & Leisure / Water Sports

Rafting Trips on the Orange River

Overnight? Stay in Vioolsdrift
This unique tours starts from Orange River Rafting Lodge at Vioolsdrift on the banks of the Orange River. The 2-man inflatable rafts are easy to control and allow ...

4x4 Trails / Sports & Leisure

4x4 Trails with Dinkys Dunes

Overnight? Stay in Pofadder
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 ...

Nature Reserves

Visit the Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve

Overnight? Stay in Garies
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 ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Orange River Cellars

Overnight? Stay in Upington
Our wines are renowned for their healthy colours and distinctive aromatic and flavour properties, all of which are inherited from the prevailing terroir conditions, ...

Cafés & Eateries / Wheelchair Friendly

Breakfast at Arabesque Coffee Shop

Overnight? Stay in Upington
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 ...

Museums / Wheelchair Friendly

McGregor Museum

Overnight? Stay in Kimberley
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 ...

Museums

Visit the Richmond Horse Museum

Overnight? Stay in Richmond
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 ...

Museums / Wheelchair Friendly

Colesberg-Kemper Museum

Overnight? Stay in Colesberg
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 ...

Farm Stalls & Markets / Family Entertainment / Monuments

Kalahari-Oranje Museum

Overnight? Stay in Upington
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 ...

Museums / Wheelchair Friendly

Big Hole and Kimberley Mine Museum

Overnight? Stay in Kimberley
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 ...

Nature Reserves

Explore the Doornkloof Reserve

Overnight? Stay in Colesberg
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, ...

Fishing

Fly-fish on the Orange River

Overnight? Stay in Richtersveld National Park
The primitive desire of man to hunt accompanied by the barren desert day scenery, nights under the canopy of the unwished stars, the rush of the river... and the ...

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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