Northern Cape Things To Do

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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.

Oorlogskloof Rameron Pigeon Trail

Where? 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 for the wild flowers The Rameron Pigeon ...

Dassie Trail Augrabies

Where? 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 ...

Orange River Wine Cellars

Where? 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, enhanced by avant garde cellar ...

Big Hole and Kimberley Mine Museum

Where? 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 excavation in the world - dug by picks, shovels and ...

Visit the Eskom Power Station

Where? Vanderkloof
One of only two South African hydro power stations is powered with two generators at South Africa's second largest dam. This Eskom Hydroelectric Power Station is enclosed within the record 108m high wall of ...

View the wonders of Wonderdraai

Where? Prieska
On a longitude of 22° 42’ 0” E and a latitude of 29° 40’ 0” S is a small town where water has the power to defy gravity and run uphill ... okay where water has the power to create the illusion that it defies ...

The Half

Where? Kimberley
Affectionately known as The Half, The Halfway House is a bar and beer garden that is a favourite amongst locals and frequented by those visiting Kimberley in the Northern Cape Province. This building dates ...

Hondeklipbaai Lighthouse

Where? Port Nolloth
Described by some as a 'rickety lighthouse on stilts', Hondeklipbaai lighthouse, like quite a few of the more remote lighthouses in South Africa, does not look quite like a lighthouse should look. One expects ...

A Touch Of Karoo Madness Pub & Grub

Where? Hanover
A Touch of Karoo Madness Pub and Grub is the perfect place to go for a good old traditional pub meal. The oldie worldie pub is decorated beautifully and contains quirky art and a number of antiques. The ...

Canoeing on the Orange River

Where? Upington
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 ...

Hartswater Wine Cellar

Where? Kimberley
The Hartswater Wine Cellar is a 120km drive from Kimberley in the Northern Cape. The cellar first produced wine in 1977, this was when the first grapes in the area were harvested. The cellar invites ...

Skurweberg Trail

Where? Sutherland
Enjoy a very scenic ride with spectacular views and magnificent wildlife. The terrain is rough and rugged with steep inclines, sandy river banks and high cliffs. There is an entry fee for visitors of the ...

Sea Cow River Restaurant

Where? Hanover
Set amongst the haunting beauty of the Karoo, the folk over at Sea Cow River Restaurant at New Holme Karoo Guestfarm certainly know how to dazzle their guests. With romantic dinners on the ‘Star Deck’, braais ...

Sutherland Star Gazing Trip

Where? Sutherland
We depart late afternoon directly to Sutherland passing over the mountainous landscape turning into the flat Karoo once past Matroosberg. One of the most picturesque views is the plateau before Sutherland ...

Sutherland NG Kerk

Where? Sutherland
The NG Church on the main road of Sutherland is an absolute must see. Designed by architect Charles Freeman, the church was occupied by British soldiers during the Anglo Boer War before it could be ...

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