Discover the Northern Cape's hidden gems

15 August 2020

It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for, we can now travel outside of our provinces where we live. This spotlight is on the Northern Cape Province.

The Northern Cape has lots to offer. It has one of the world’s most spectacular natural floral displays with millions of blooming wildflowers. Whilst mostly desert it offers spectacular scenery and a huge sky. Top spots include Ai Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, Witsand Nature Reserve, Augrabies Falls and in Southerland it is the perfect spot for stargazing. 

Click Here to Read our Guide to the Northern Cape Province courtesy of South African Tourism


The main centres:

Kimberley is the City of Diamonds.  It came into being with the diamond rush in the 1870s. It is the capital city of the Northern Cape and it is steeped in history and culture. It is now a modern hub with malls, art galleries, restaurants and there is a lively nightlife.

Upington is an original frontier town.  Did you know that Upington started as a mission station? Today Upington is one of the largest towns in the Northern Cape Province. There are many outdoor activities such as 4x4 adventures that can be done. It is also a gateway to the Augrabies Falls National Park, as well as the Fish River Canyon in Namibia and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. We can’t wait until the opening of our borders will allow us to travel beyond our province.

Kuruman has become known for being a natural spring – The Eye – which for over 200 years has never failed. This spring provides the town and surrounds with crystal clear water, even during times of drought! Kuruman is also known as the ‘Oasis of the Kalahari’,  and boasts a number of attractions for the off-the beaten-track visitors.

Port Nolloth
This quiet seaside town’s existence revolves around the offshore mining of diamonds. It is also the gateway to the rich and diverse Richtersveld World Heritage Site. Port Nolloth’s McDougall’s Bay, a gem in a province otherwise known for its deserts and wildflowers, plus it is a Blue Flag beach.

Thank you to SA Tourism for providing this tourist information. 


If you lwould like to experience more of this beautiful region, then please get in touch with your Travel Counsellor to take advantage of our excellent holiday offers.

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