Things to Do in Northern Cape

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The Northern Cape is South Africa's biggest and least densely populated province. Consisting mostly of… Read More
SALT Observatory

SALT Observatory

Popular Attractions in Sutherland (439.5 km from Northern Cape)

The biggest reason why anyone would visit the little Karoo dorpie of Sutherland lies 18 km outside the village in the direction of Fraserburg. On this arid hilltop you'll find the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere – SALT (Southern African Large Telescope). With zero light pollution and cloudless night skies, these enormous telescopes...

Riemvasmaak Hot Springs

Riemvasmaak Hot Springs

Popular Attractions in Augrabies (84.1 km from Northern Cape)

Riemvasmaak is found between the Orange and the dry Molopo Rivers. It is about 57 km from Kakamas and 170 km from the Nakop border post with Namibia. The area is 75 000 ha of sheer mountain desert and wilderness. The landscape was formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago. Visitors can unwind in the hot springs with 80 m granite cliffs...

Sterland Stargazing

Sterland Stargazing

Popular Attractions in Sutherland (444.5 km from Northern Cape)

Here you can experience what most people come to Sutherland for - stargazing. Just 1 km outside Sutherland you will find the Sterland Caravan Park where the local amateur 'star' aficionado, Jurg, will delight you with a celestial show. Regular sessions are presented throughout the year, even on the coldest nights. The sessions are kicked off...

Orange River Wine Cellars

Orange River Wine Cellars

Wine Estates in Upington (18.5 km from Northern Cape)

Orange River Wine Cellars has been in operation since 1965 and has expanded its operations with the addition of several cellars along the great Orange River. Today Orange River Wine Cellars is the producer of 30 different wine products with many achieving national and international recognition. To learn more about the wines, a cellar tour is a...

Augrabies Hot Air Ballooning

Augrabies Hot Air Ballooning

Popular Attractions in Augrabies (74.6 km from Northern Cape)

Hot Air Ballooning at Augrabies offers a thrilling new adventure along the lower Orange River Valley, taking in the extensive vineyards and their lifeblood, the magnificent Orange River. Soar above the rugged landscape on a “long fetch” or an “extended recovery” and take what the winds have to offer. Whatever the destination, the result is...

Goegap Nature Reserve

Goegap Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Springbok (372.4 km from Northern Cape)

Lying about 70 km north of Kamieskroon and 15 km southeast of Springbok, Goegap Nature Reserve is a fantastic place to kick off your flower trip. Bearing in mind that the best route to travel for a flower trip is north to south so that you see the flowers facing the sun. “Goegap” derives its name from the Nama word for waterhole and there are...

McGregor Museum

McGregor Museum

Galleries and Museums in Kimberley (414.3 km from Northern Cape)

The McGregor Museum houses natural history and cultural history collections including a botanical herbarium, zoology collections, a history archive, ethnography collections, archaeology and rock art collections, physical anthropology, palaeontology and geology collections. Permanent and temporary exhibits reflect most of these fields in the museum...

Boegoeberg Eco Route

Boegoeberg Eco Route

Popular Attractions in Groblershoop (116.6 km from Northern Cape)

Boegoeberg Eco Route which meanders along the Orange River, from Boegoeberg Dam to the towns of Groblershoop, Grootdrink, and Upington offer many attractions: Fishing, watersports, 4x4 trails, hiking trails, Horse Trails, San rock art, Bushmen caves, Geological features of interest, roaring dunes, game viewing and hunting.

Kimberley Big Hole

Kimberley Big Hole

Galleries and Museums in Kimberley (414.4 km from Northern Cape)

Visit the largest hand-dug excavation in the world, the famous Big Hole, and be transported back in time to the very beginning of Kimberley and the discovery of Diamonds. The Big Hole is a massive excavation, 214 meters deep with a surface area of 17 hectares and a perimeter of 1.6 km.

NP van Wyk Louw museum

NP van Wyk Louw museum

Popular Attractions in Sutherland (442.4 km from Northern Cape)

A literacy museum in the house where two famous Afrikaans poets and writer brothers, N.P van Wyk Louw and W.E.G. Louw were born in this house. Interesting displays.

The Louw Museum

The Louw Museum

Galleries and Museums in Sutherland (442.6 km from Northern Cape)

We are very proud to present the Louw-Museum in Sutherland, home of both NP van Wyk Louw and WEG Louw. NP van Wyk Louw, born on 11 June 1906 in Sutherland, was an Afrikaans-language poet, playwright, and scholar. He is the older brother of Afrikaans-language poet W.E.G. He viewed the Afrikaans language as a bridge that connects Europe with...

Dutch Reformed Church

Dutch Reformed Church

Popular Attractions in De Aar (478.1 km from Northern Cape)

The first Dutch Reformed Church was built in 1859, but later replaced by a larger building in 1907. Today, visitors may tour this historical church on arrangement.

Tankwa Karoo National Park Game Reserve

Tankwa Karoo National Park

Game Reserve in Tankwa Karoo National Park

Keen to hear the stars sing and feel the earth spin? If you need to get your mojo back with a quiet escape in wide-open spaces then pack your vehicle and head to the Tankwa Karoo National Park for a weekend. Just a four-hour drive from Cape Town brings you to this unique National Park situated within the Succulent Karoo Biome.Here you can spot...

Bezalel Wine and Brandy Estate

Bezalel Wine and Brandy Estate

Wine Estates in Upington (21 km from Northern Cape)

Bezalel Estate takes great pride in South African culture of wine and brandy making with focus on quality and good hospitality. The cellar produces a fine selection of red and white wines, made from the grapes grown exclusively on the estate and matured in French oak. The estate also produces a pure V.S.O.P. estate alembic brandy, as well as a...

Sakkie se Arkie River Cruises

Sakkie se Arkie River Cruises

Popular Attractions in Upington (22.8 km from Northern Cape)

Enjoy the tranquility and wonderful nature that accompanies a river cruise with Sakkie se Arkie. Sakkie se Arkie is a floating bar that has been in operation since 1997, offering cruises on the Orange River for a delightful experience. With a full compliment of facilities, Sakkie se Arkie can cater for any function; perfect for group sunset...