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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Sight Seeing

Stargazing at Sterland

Overnight? Stay in Sutherland
Sterland, just outside of Sutherland has stargazing sessions every night, with the cold air providing excellent viewing of the Milky Way. The show starts at 8pm ...

Monuments

The Sutherland Graveyards

Overnight? Stay in Sutherland
If you are a historian or have an interest in graves of the Anglo Boer War then the Sutherland graveyards will hold an interest for you. The graveyards are unique ...

Monuments / Museums

Sutherland Musuems and Memorials

Overnight? Stay in Sutherland
A memorial to the Voortrekkers, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Great Trek is located at the entrance to town. Louw House is Sutherlands only ...

Family Entertainment / Monuments

Visit the Eskom Power Station

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Sight Seeing / Walks & Hiking

Walking Tour of Colesberg

Overnight? Stay in Colesberg
Do a walking tour of Colesberg and learn about the history of this delightful Karoo town. Many of Colesberg’s original buildings are fine examples of early Karoo ...

Dams & Vleis

Riemvasmaak Hot Springs

Overnight? Stay in Augrabies
Riemvasmaak is close to the Namibian border, secluded between the mighty Orange River and the Molopo River (which has dried up). It covers a massive area, made up ...

Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking

Hiking in Rolfontein Reserve

Overnight? Stay in Vanderkloof
Rolfontein Nature Reserve has been in existance for more than 40 years. The over 8000ha reserve surrounds the town of Vanderkloof from which the main gate can be ...

Sports & Leisure / Water Sports

Adventure Kayaking at Vanderkloof Dam

Overnight? Stay in Vanderkloof
Adrenalin rushing kayak trip or a relaxing adventure? Groups of between 8 and 18 can have the time of their life - Build Memories by either going on the Vanderkloof ...

4x4 Trails

Daberas 4x4 Trail

Overnight? Stay in Augrabies
Daberas Adventures is found on the South west border of Augrabies Falls National Park. There are lots of activities you can get involved in, such as hiking, ...

Art Galleries / Arts & Crafts

Map - Modern Art Project

Overnight? Stay in Richmond
The modern art project, more commonly known as Map, was founded by Harrie Siertsema, a patron of the arts, and Abrie Fourie, a well known artist and curator, in ...

Tauren Steak Ranch

Overnight? Stay in Springbok
Tauren Steak Ranch is tucked away in Springbok, Namakwa. The cozy, welcoming atmosphere and the sensational smell of steaks sizzling on the open grill when you walk ...

Museums

Hanover Museum

Overnight? Stay in Hanover
Hanover museum, situated along Viljoen Street on an original farmstead in Hanover, is brimming with the town’s history. This fascinating museum is run by the local ...

Monuments

Kimberley Town Hall

Overnight? Stay in Kimberley
When visiting Kimberley make sure you take a turn past the town hall. The architecture alone is stunning. This beautiful building was constructed in 1899 prior to ...

Museums

Carnarvon Museum

Overnight? Stay in Carnarvon
The museum in Carnarvon was built as a community spot for the Dutch reformed Church in 1907 but was given to the municipality and converted into a museum ...

Museums

Fred Turner Windmill Museum

Overnight? Stay in Calvinia
Tucked away in the Upper Karoo in the Northern Cape is the small town of Loeriesfontein, next to Calvinia. Here you will find an unusual open air museum. On your ...

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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