Northern Cape Things To Do

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Namaqua Caracal 4x4 Trail

Where? Kamieskroon
Right in the heart of the Namaqualand, where wild flowers erupt into colour every spring, is the Namaqua Caracal 4x4 Trail. This part of the Northern Cape is quiet and sparsely vegetated almost all year round. ...

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 ...

Kalahari Craft Beer

Where? Upington
The Kalahari Desert is a harsh environment, where the heat and arid starkness permeate every aspect of the hardy fauna and flora. Even the root of the word “Kalahari” means “the great thirst”. So, it is apt ...

Oorlogskloof Rock Pigeon Hiking Trail

Where? 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 hiker Our tip: you can combine day one and two, ...

Wonderwerk Cave

Where? Kuruman
The Northern Cape Province is one of South Africa’s lesser known treasures, as it is not quite the tourist hotspot that provinces like Gauteng and the Western Cape are. However, it is brimming with so many ...

Duggan-Cronin Gallery

Where? 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 Northern Cape Province in South Africa, and has a ...

Hantam Huis Restaurant

Where? 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 restaurant, which is situated in a building ...

Die Rooi Spinnekop Restaurant

Where? Hondeklip Bay
Die Rooi Spinnekop gets its name from the colloquial nickname for crayfish, and being a restaurant serving crayfish on the Cape West Coast, the name fits perfectly. With delicious food, wine, charm and warm ...

Kleinzee Museum

Where? Kleinzee
Way off the beaten track, where the Buffels River meets the sea 72 km from Port Nolloth, is the little former diamond mining town of Kleinzee (small sea). Kleinzee, in the northern stretch of the West ...

Visit the Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve

Where? Garies
The Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve is renowned as one of the prime locations for the annual spring flower displays in Namakwaland from August to October. The 1000-ha Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve lies to the ...

Caracal Eco Route

Where? Kamieskroon
The Caracal Eco Route is a 4x4 mountain to ocean experience in the yet-to-become-famous Namaqualand National Park. Some describe it as a wilder, more rugged, alternative to the flower route. Others describe it ...

Klipspringer Hiking Trail

Where? 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 hot Our tip: the terrain is rough and you will ...

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 ...

Witsand MTB Route

Where? Groblershoop
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 ...

Die Pienk Padstal

Where? Kakamas
Die Pink Padstal is a landmark roadside stall situated in Kakamas, half way between the towns of Pofadder and Upington. Stop off to stock up on 'padkos'. They sell everything from dried fruit to biltong, ...

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