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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Kimberley Monuments

Kimberley Town Hall

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 the Anglo-Boer War. Fergus Carstairs Rogers was the ...

Carnarvon Museums

Carnarvon Museum

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, here you ...

Calvinia Museums

Fred Turner Windmill Museum

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 approach to the town you will notice the flat veld ...

Hanover Museums

Visit The Rugby Addict

If you too are a rugby fanatic, you should visit Barry Naude’s extravagant collection. Since the age of 10 he has been collecting books, jerseys, photos, blazers, badges, signed balls, flags and so much more. He ...

Port Nolloth Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Anita's Tavern

Pop in at Anita’s for a seafood fiesta. Enjoy mouthwatering garlic mussels or perhaps the stuffed calamari tubes. If you are not a major seafood fan, never fear, there is a choice of meaty dishes and veggie ...

Calvinia Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Die Blou Nartjie

Die Blou Nartjie is a fabulous restaurant housed within an old synagogue that has been revamped. It has been designed so that it is open plan and allows a peek into the kitchen in anticipation of your tasty ...

Colesberg Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Die Kleipot Restaurant

With home grown veggies and fresh local produce, Die Kleipot has a winning combination for and exciting and varied menu. There are often specials and one of the popular dishes consists of warthog loin and ...

Springbok Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs / Cafés & Coffee Shops

Springbok Restaurant

This cosy, casual family restaurant caters for all and offers a delicious selection of hearty meals. If you are after a good piece of meat, try the sumptuous steaks or perhaps one of the beefy burgers. There is ...

Hanover Living Museums

Visit The Spider Lady

If you are into the creepy crawly, then you should visit the spider lady. Marie de Jager has a love for eight legged creatures and has transformed her house into a living museum. She has learnt a lot about ...

Richmond Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Groenvlei Muishoek MTB Route

This intermediate mountain biking route is set over farm lands and tracks, it is about 18 to 55 kilometers long depending on the route you take. You should be able to complete the route in 3 to 4 hours. From ...

Hanover Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Karoo Gariep Conservancy MTB Route

This a great ride for anyone, whether you are a beginner or experienced mountain biker. Starting at the New Holme Karoo Guestfarm, you will ride through various terrain, with sand, plains, rocks and kopjes. The ...

Nieuwoudtville Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Oorlogskloof Papkuilsfontein MTB Route

Explore the rocky, rugged terrain, gorges and gravel roads that run all through the Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve. Joining the reserve is the Papkuilsfontein Farm, which is just as exciting to ride through ...

Kakamas Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Riemvasmaak MTB Route

Riemvasmaak Community Conservancy offers 7500 hectares of mountain biking bliss. This phenominal area has 3 varied 4x4 trails as well as a dedicated mountain biking trail to ride on and the different circular ...

Sutherland 4x4 Trails / Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Skurweberg Trail

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 camping ...

Groblershoop Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Witsand MTB Route

For one of the most scenic mountain biking experiences, get to the Witsand Nature Reserve. Here you can see an abundance of wildlife and a large number of birdlife. Race up the white sandy dunes, down dirt ...

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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