Northern Cape Things To Do

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Destinations in Northern Cape

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Tankwa Camino

Where? Calvinia
South Africa's version of the Spanish Camino Santiago, the Tankwa Camino is a long and demanding 10-day trek through the Karoo that introduces people to this incredibly beautiful part of the country. Which ...

Vetmuis Plaaskombuis

Where? Richmond
At the Vetmuis Plaaskombuis a National Heritage Building, and typical Karoo dwelling with thick walls and yellowwood floors, freshly prepared 'Kontrei Kos' (hearty country meals) are served. Indulge in ...

Goegap Nature Reserve MTB Trails

Where? Springbok
Where: 15 km east of Springbok (in the direction of the airport, along the R355) Level: intermediate with some rocky sections (not good for children) Type of route: mostly jeep track and gravel road Best: ...

Shipwreck 4x4 Trail

Where? Kamieskroon
This 4x4 route is a one-way drive along sandy, under-used roadways between Koingnaas and Kleinzee on the north-west part of South Africa's coastline, known as the Diamond Coast. Expect gravel roads, soft ...

Transkaroo Hiking Trail

Where? Colesberg
Start: farm near the village of Noupoort, 40 km from Colesberg Finish: back at the farm; the hike is circular Duration: 3 days, 42 km Fitness: moderately fit Our tip: neither mid-summer nor mid-winter are ...

Butler's Restaurant

Where? Kimberley
For a real taste sensation get yourself to Butlers Restaurant. Here you can expect classic elegance in a warm, welcoming environment and a menu that will offer both South African and international ...

Vanderkloof Dam

Where? Vanderkloof
Vanderkloof Dam is a unique man-made experience of a precious natural earth element, Vanderkloof Dam catches water stretching a 100 Km in length at it's maximum capacity. The dam took the name of the farm it ...

William Humphreys Art Gallery

Where? Kimberley
The William Humphreys Art Gallery opened in 1952 was named after its principal benefactor, William Benbow Humphreys and is located in Kimberley’s Civic Centre. It is consider one of South Africa’s finest art ...

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 ...

Visit the Richmond Horse Museum

Where? 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 Museum of Richmond. It is only one of two such ...

Moffat Mission Station

Where? Kuruman
In the early part of the 19th century, British settlers flocked to South Africa, establishing mission stations and homes all around the country. The Kuruman Moffat Mission is in Seodin, just outside of the ...

Silver Sands Trail

Where? Springbok
Start: Namaqua National Park, Hondeklipbaai Finish: base camp Duration: 55 km over five days Fitness: moderate Our tip: enjoy the total lack of cell phone reception This beautiful beach hike takes place ...

Grootrivier Brouery

Where? Orania
The traditionally Afrikaans town of Orania in the Northern Cape is the quiet home of the Orania Grootrivier Craft Beer Brewery. This brewery offers a completely unique beer-tasting experience in the heart of ...

Walking Tour of Colesberg

Where? 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 architecture - you will discover many beautiful ...

Carnarvon Museum

Where? 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. Situated in the town of Carnarvon near Loxton, ...

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