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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Cafés & Eateries

Hantam Huis Restaurant

Overnight? Stay in Calvinia
Hantam Huis Restaurant is nestled in Calvinia, a little town in the Northern Cape Province that exudes a unique history and charm. This same elegance pervades the ...

Museums

Freddie Tait Golf Museum

Overnight? Stay in Kimberley
The Kimberley Golf Club was founded in 1890, testifying not only to the appeal of this age-old game, but also to the history and heritage of this part of South ...

Museums

Duggan-Cronin Gallery

Overnight? Stay in Kimberley
The Duggan-Cronin Gallery is one of Kimberley’s little treasures, and showcases some of the country’s best photographic pieces. Kimberley is the capital of the ...

Cafés & Eateries

The Half

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Cafés & Eateries

Skybar at The Half

Overnight? Stay in Kimberley
The Halfway House in Kimberley, Northern Cape Province, has been a popular place to relax and enjoy a cold beer since 1872. However, the Skybar is a new addition to ...

Museums

Magersfontein Battlefield Museum

Overnight? Stay in Kimberley
Due to the abundance of riches discovered in and around modern-day Kimberley in the 19th century, this part of South Africa was subject to a number of fierce ...

Monuments

Honoured Dead Memorial

Overnight? Stay in Kimberley
South Africa is a country rich in culture, history and heritage. This is plainly seen by its many monuments and other testimonies to times and peoples of the past ...

Museums

Transport Museum

Overnight? Stay in Kimberley
Kimberley, the capital city of the Northern Cape, is a bustling urban centre with a deep history and heritage; particularly in terms of the South African mining ...

Museums / Sight Seeing

Kimberley's Vintage Trams


The Vintage Tram of Kimberley promises visitors an experience that will shuttle them straight back to the 19th century, when this previously untouched part of South ...

Museums

Calvinia Post Box

Overnight? Stay in Calvinia
The small Northern Cape town of Calvinia may not be a buzzing urban hub of glitz and glamour, but it certainly has its own quaint appeal. And, part of this is its ...

Hiking Trails

Klipspringer Hiking Trail

Overnight? Stay in Augrabies
Start: Augrabies National Park, rest camp Finish: rest camp (the trail is circular) Duration: 39.5 km, 3 days Fitness: fit, the trail is both demanding and ...

Hiking Trails

Oorlogskloof Rock Pigeon Hiking Trail

Overnight? Stay in Nieuwoudtville
Start: Groot Tuin, Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve Finish: Groot Tuin Duration: 55 km over 5 days Fitness: fit, the course has been designed to tax the average ...

Hiking Trails

Silver Sands Trail

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Hiking Trails

Transkaroo Hiking Trail

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

4x4 Trails

Namaqua 4x4 Eco-Trail

Overnight? Stay in Pofadder
The Northern Cape may be South Africa’s largest province, but it remains characterised by its quiet open spaces that stretch on as far as the eye can see and its ...

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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