Northern Cape Things To Do

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Destinations in Northern Cape


Sakkie se Arkie Orange River Cruise

Where? Upington
What better way to enjoy the Orange River than on a sunset river cruise. Sakkie se Arkie is a floating bar on the river and Sakke Spangenberg, the owner of the vessel, is an experience skipper who will take ...

Khamkirri MTB Trails

Where? Kakamas
Where: Khamkirri River Camp, near Kakamas in the Green Kalahari section of the Northern Cape Level: easy to difficult Type of route: varied; between 10 and 87 km Best: any time of year although summer ...

Bella Roma Grill & Pizzeria

Where? Upington
This family friendly restaurant at the Desert Palace Hotel offers a fabulous menu and has something to suite all palates. Exceptional pizza’s and steaks are the more popular choice amongst visitors. Come ...

DoringDraad Kontrei-Kuierplek

Where? Kuruman
In the heart of the Northern Cape Province, where time slows down and the daily pace is restful, there is a quirky little bar and restaurant called Doringdraad. This spot combines old world charm and design ...

Travalia Farm Store

Where? Three Sisters
Nestled in the Karoo, with the backdrop of the mountains, koppies and scrubby landscapes of the Karoo, is the Travalia Farm Store and Butchery. This is situated on the N1 motorway at Three Sisters, so named ...

SA Astronomical Observatory

Where? Sutherland, Upper Karoo
The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) is the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere, with a hexagonal mirror array 11 metres across. Although very similar to the Hobby-Eberly ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sutherland Musuems and Memorials

Where? Sutherland
A memorial to the Voortrekkers, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Great Trek is located at the entrance to town. Louw House is Sutherlands only museum and the house dates back to 1861. ...

Namaqua 4x4 Eco-Trail

Where? 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 sparse landscapes. It is a nature-lover’s ...

View the wonders of Wonderdraai

Where? Prieska
On a longitude of 22° 42’ 0” E and a latitude of 29° 40’ 0” S is a small town where water has the power to defy gravity and run uphill ... okay where water has the power to create the illusion that it defies ...

A Touch Of Karoo Madness Pub & Grub

Where? Hanover
A Touch of Karoo Madness Pub and Grub is the perfect place to go for a good old traditional pub meal. The oldie worldie pub is decorated beautifully and contains quirky art and a number of antiques. The ...

Calvinia Post Box

Where? Calvinia
Calvinia has a really big post box. Set on the right as you enter the town it stands six feet high and was originally a water tower. Officially 'opened' in 1994, the Post Box is Calvinia's most photographed ...

Orange River Wine Cellars

Where? Upington
Our wines are renowned for their healthy colours and distinctive aromatic and flavour properties, all of which are inherited from the prevailing terroir conditions, enhanced by avant garde cellar ...

Big Hole and Kimberley Mine Museum

Where? Kimberley
One of Kimberley’s major attractions, the Big Hole and Kimberley Mine Museum, was once a flat-topped hill and is now an awesome hole - the largest hand-dug excavation in the world - dug by picks, shovels and ...

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