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 / Farm Stalls & Markets

Travalia Farm Store

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Museums

Kleinzee Museum

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Nurseries

Koms Quiver Tree Nursery

Overnight? Stay in Keimoes
The Koms Quiver Tree Nursery celebrates the natural abundance of the Northern Cape of South Africa, stocking a wide variety of the protected species Aloe dichotoma, ...

Family Entertainment / Farm Stalls & Markets

Kimberley Town & Country Market

Overnight? Stay in Kimberley
Having moved from the outskirts of Kimberley, the diamond capital of South Africa, this little market has grown in leaps and bounds as it is now situated more ...

Old Mission Market

Overnight? Stay in Upington
The Old Mission Market is a fantastic non-profit community market that is designed to showcase local talent under the umbrella of fun. This is a craft and farmers’ ...

Museums

Alexander McGregor Memorial Museum

Overnight? Stay in Kimberley
Across town from the McGregor Museum - housed in the beautiful Sanatorium in which Cecil Rhodes had rooms in Kimberley - is the Alexander McGregor Memorial Museum, ...

Dunluce

Overnight? Stay in Kimberley
One of the satellite attractions of the McGregor Museum in Kimberley, Dunluce is a beautiful, elegant late-Victorian homestead built in 1897 and one of the most ...

Museums

Rudd House

Overnight? Stay in Kimberley
This low-eved typical example of a residence of the late 19th century in Kimberley looks every bit the part of its haunted reputation. Regarded as one of the ...

Museums

Pioneers of Aviation Museum

Overnight? Stay in Kimberley
The Pioneers of Aviation museum lies on the site of the first flying school in South Africa, just 4 km off the N8 outside Kimberley - the city now regarded as the ...

Hiking Trails

Tankwa Camino

Overnight? Stay in Calvinia
South Africa's version of the Spanish Camino Santiago, the Tankwa Camino is a long and demanding 10-day trek through the Karoo that introduces people to this ...

Scenic Drives / Sight Seeing

R354 Sutherland to Matjiesfontein

Overnight? Stay in Sutherland
The tarred R354 between Matjiesfontein and Sutherland (110km) is one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the Western Cape. It’s also one of the ...

Sports & Leisure / Cycling

Hakskeen Pan MTB

Overnight? Stay in Askham
Where: Klipkolk Level: the pan is flat, no hills here, but don't get stuck out here for hours in the heat Type of route: this is a salt pan, expect sand, lots of ...

Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Richtersveld Donkey Trail

Overnight? Stay in Port Nolloth
Start: De Hoop campsite, Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park Finish: Hakkiesdoring hikers' camp Level: Intermediate Type of route: jeep track and donkey trail ...

Breweries

Grootrivier Brouery

Overnight? Stay in Orania
The traditionally Afrikaans town of Orania in the Northern Cape is the quiet home of the Orania Grootrivier Craft Beer Brewery. This brewery offers a completely ...

Breweries

Kalahari Craft Beer

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

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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