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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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 ...

4x4 Trails

Namaqua Caracal 4x4 Trail

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

4x4 Trails / Sports & Leisure

Nossob 4x4 Eco Trail

Overnight? Stay in Kgalagadi
In the exquisite boundaries of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, on the border of South Africa and Botswana, is the thrill and adventure of the Nossob 4x4 ...

4x4 Trails

Richtersveld 4x4 Trails

Overnight? Stay in Port Nolloth
The Richtersveld Park is nestled in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, right on the border of the Namibian mountain ranges. The arid wilderness of this ...

4x4 Trails

Riemvasmaak 4x4 Trails

Overnight? Stay in Kakamas
The Riemvasmaak 4x4 Trails are exquisitely adventurous, showcasing some of the arid beauty of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, complemented by the lush ...

4x4 Trails

Shipwreck 4x4 Trail

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

4x4 Trails

Strandveld 4x4 Trail

Overnight? Stay in Kamieskroon
The Northern Cape is home to a number of 4x4 trails, thanks to its varied topography and rugged landscapes. The local vegetation is somewhat sparse for most of the ...

Family Entertainment / Cafés & Eateries

Del Rio Spur

Overnight? Stay in Kuruman
The Del Rio Spur family restaurant in Kuruman offers diners the tried and tested Spur Experience, which includes great service and quality food which has made the ...

Monuments / Museums

Moffat Mission Station

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Sight Seeing

Wonderwerk Cave

Overnight? Stay in Kuruman
The Northern Cape 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 ...

Cycling / Sight Seeing / Sports & Leisure

Goegap Nature Reserve MTB Trails

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Dams & Vleis

Boesmansgat Sinkhole

Overnight? Stay in Kuruman
As another of the Northern Cape Province’s fascinating natural wonders, Boesmansgat certainly promises visitors an impressive sight. This is a vertical cave that is ...

Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Namaqualand MTB Trail

Overnight? Stay in Kamieskroon
Where: Kamieskroon, 30 minutes south of Springbok Level: intermediate Type of route: four routes across the Kamiesberg. Note: the Leliefontein, Visserplaat and ...

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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