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Richtersveld Experience Lodge...

6 Reviews
Sleeps 23 in 6 rooms

December holiday Special   The feeling here at the Richtersveld Experience Lodge is distinctly Mediterranean. We are situated...
from R500
per night for 2 guests

Dundi Lodge Augrabies Falls

17 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 9 rooms

Situated in close proximity to the renowned Augrabies Falls and in the heart of South Africa’s...
from R1390
per night for 2 guests

Sterland Caravan Park

8 Reviews
Sleeps 28 in 7 rooms

Campsites at the Sterland Caravan Park, located 1 km outside Sutherland, offer a typical farm atmosphere under the vast star-studded night...
from R200
per night for 2 guests

Jakkalswater Gasteplaas

22 Reviews
Sleeps 48 in 8 rooms

Jakkalswater is a beautiful guest farm located near Springbok. The farm is a new development located next to a golf course. Here you will...
from R650
per night for 2 guests

Pride Rock Lodge

11 Reviews
Sleeps 110 in 27 rooms

Pride Rock Lodge is situated in Vanderkloof, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Vanderkloof was founded in 1967 when the PK le Roux dam...
from R420
per night for 2 guests

Tkabies Camping & Self-Cateri...

2 Reviews
Sleeps 24 in 6 rooms

Tkabies Camping & Self-Catering is the ideal stopover for travellers on the N14, just 7 km outside...
from R240
per night for 2 guests

Kalahari Monate Lodge and Cam...

8 Reviews
Sleeps 233 in 49 rooms

Enter the true nature of comfort at Spitskop Nature Reserve and Kalahari Monate Lodge, where the...
from R228
per night for 2 guests

Verbe Caravan Park

20 Reviews
Sleeps 100 in 50 rooms

To enjoy the authentic Namaqualand experience which has so much to offer its guests in terms of the environment, Verbe Caravan Park is the...
from R240
per night for 2 guests

Safari Park

76 Reviews
Sleeps 28 in 7 rooms

Safari Park is situated in Colesberg which is accessible from the N1. Accommodation consists of thatched chalets and safari tent houses....
from R560
per night for 2 guests

Langberg Guest Farm & Game Lo...

35 Reviews
Sleeps 32 in 10 rooms

Langberg is a truly unique Karoo Game Farm only 20 minute drive from the Kimberley CBD. Enjoy...
from R750
per night for 2 guests

Plato Lodge

8 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Plato Lodge is a lovely thatched lodge located in the Northern Cape of South Africa, approximately 50 km from the Augrabies Falls. The...
from R1400
per night for 2 guests

Kambro Acommodation and Farm ...

30 Reviews
Sleeps 79 in 16 rooms

Kambro Accommodation and Farm Stall is located 21 km north of Britstown, halfway between...
from R220
per night for 2 guests

Kalahari Sands Guest House

9 Reviews
Sleeps 27 in 7 rooms

Kalahari Sands Guest House offers comfortable self-catering accommodation in Askham. The main...
from R660
per night for 2 guests

Sweetfontein Boutique Farm Lo...

1 Review
Sleeps 10 in 4 rooms

On a porch where the curves of rocks and mountains write ancient history, there you can be, there...
from R1310
per night for 2 guests

Augrabies Backpackers

18 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

Augrabies Backpackers is the legendary base of a whole generation of river and desert adventure people. We offer guided half-day river...
from R390
per night for 2 guests

Marrick Safari

5 Reviews
Sleeps 44 in 8 rooms

With over 3000 hectares of pristine African savannah veld at your disposal, Marrick Safari has plenty to offer in terms of excitement,...
from R700
per night for 2 guests

Kgalagadi Lodge

39 Reviews
Sleeps 154 in 46 rooms

Kgalagadi Lodge is located near to the South African entrance of Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park. The lodge offers six Standard Units...
from R300
per night for 2 guests

Orange River Rafting Lodge

10 Reviews
Sleeps 80 in 20 rooms

Orange River Rafting Lodge is located on the banks of the Orange River, positioned in lovely...
from R160
per night for 2 guests

Kroon Lodge

Sleeps 85 in 27 rooms

Kroon Lodge is situated in the heart of the Northern Cape’s flower route, in Kamieskroon. The lodge comprises of four self-catering units,...
from R180
per night for 2 guests

Onze Rust Guest House and Car...

36 Reviews
Sleeps 69 in 21 rooms

Welcome to Onze Rust Guest House and Caravan Park in Colesberg an oasis in the Karoo halfway to...
from R220
per night for 2 guests

Northern Cape South Africa

Northern Cape Camping/Caravanning Accommodation

The Northern Cape is South Africa's biggest and least densely populated province. Consisting mostly of Karoo semi-desert and Kalahari thirstland, it's all about wide open spaces, big skies and immense distances. But it's not all drab and dusty by any means. The Orange River, which flows through the province, is a long, luscious, linear oasis where the combination of generous irrigation and year-round sunshine produces succulently sweet grapes for the fashionable tables of the world as well as a significant crop for wine production. Dates, too, are grown in profusion in the warm sunshine. The Ai Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park consists mostly of a spectacular desert mountain range that straddles the Orange River, which is the border between the Northern Cape and Namibia. It's a hotspot of botanical diversity with an impressive array of flowering succulent plants. It's also an interesting cultural destination, where nomadic herders still tend their flocks of goats and live in their traditional matjieshuise, which are basically stone age tents - portable homes made from straw mats and a framework of sticks.

As well as the awesome botanical diversity and dramatic scenery, visitors to the Richtersveld are likely to see lots of birds and some small game. There are only three ways of seeing this austerely beautiful landscape. There is a four-by-four trail, which can be done either independently or escorted, a hiking trail only for the very fit and - the easiest of the lot - fantastically relaxing escorted multi-day canoeing and rafting trips on the Orange River. The Augrabies National Park, which is centred on the thundering Augrabies Falls and its spectacular granite gorge, has great birding, some small game and a fun hiking trail. Close by is the settlement of Riemvasmaak, which the original inhabitants regained in South Africa's first land restitution agreement. There is a four-by-four trail, warmsprings and some pretty self-catering cottages, all run by the Riemvasmaak community. A part of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park has also been the subject of a land restitution agreement and was returned to a band of San (or Bushmen) but with less success than Riemvasmaak. Nevertheless, it is an awesome game viewing destination straddling the border between the Northern Cape and Botswana.

The coast is sparsely populated - a few fishing villages here and there and some offshore diamond miners who dredge the ocean floor for the elusive gems that form the basis of the Northern Cape's economy. It was in Kimberley that the South African diamond industry first started. And the glittering baubles hidden under the austere surface of this somewhat Spartan and minimalist landscape are reflected in the mega bright stars sparkling in the crystal clear night air unpolluted by urban lightsources. The small town of Sutherland is the site of the Southern African Large Telescope, otherwise known as SALT. In spring the sere browns and ochres of the desert are transformed into an iridescent carpet of multi-coloured flowers as far as the eye can see. It's probably all the more spectacular for the contrast with its usually subdued palette. The main flower-viewing areas are around the towns of Nieuwoudtville, Garies, Kamieskroon and Springbok.

There are numerous cultural attractions. Many of the mission stations that were built in the Northern Cape over the centuries are practically unchanged. David Moffat's Kuruman Mission, where David Livingstone met his wife, the then Mary Moffat, still stands close to the town of the same name and the enormous freshwater spring, the Eye of Kuruman. There are museums aplenty, fabulous rock art sites and some lovely old buildings. So, yes. Although the Northern Cape is a huge expanse of semi-desert, there is so much to do and see. The many small towns each have their own attractions. Much as Kimberley only exists because of diamond mining, the relatively new town of Kathu exists only because of iron mining. You can tour the huge open cast mine where everything is significantly larger than life.

Even the trains that transport the ore are over two kilometres long. The small, and rather isolated, Karoo town of Victoria West has become a mecca for movie buffs with its art deco Apollo Theatre running regular film festivals. The unusual town of Orania, which is owned by the Afrikaner community that has settled there and tried to form an independent 'republic' within South Africa, is an indication of the level of tolerance that exists in South Africa. The small town of Jan Kempdorp is renowned as an excellent winch-launched paragliding venue with enormous thermals and the town Hotazel gives an indication of what the Kalahari can be like in summer.

Planning a trip to the Northern Cape? A useful and inspirational book to have on the road is the  Getaway Guide to the Karoo, Namaqualand & Kalahari - Out and About in the Northern Cape by Brent Naudé-Moseley & Steve Moseley, who are also the proprietors of Karoo Cottage in Loxton.

Karoo, Namaqualand and Kalahari represents not only some of the most remote areas in southern Africa, but also the most scenic and rustic on the subcontinent – a region framed by a stark beauty that provides an ideal getaway from well-trodden tourist paths. This fascinating guide provides a unique exploration of its hidden treasures, national parks and wildlife reserves. Find out where to go and what to see, sound advice on finding your way through the Karoo, Namaqualand and Kalahari as well as alphabetical accounts of all the towns, villages and stopovers, maps and the what, where and how of adventure activities.

Authors Steve Moseley & Brent Naudé-Moseley live in the Karoo where they’ve spent the past ten years writing and photographing this and neighbouring regions. During this time they have developed a great love and respect for its natural and historical heritage, people and culture - all of which have opened their eyes to a simpler lifestyle and different values. Their travel articles and images appear in local and international publications and, after years of travel and research, they have launched a unique photo library (www.karooimages.co.za) specialising in the Great Karoo, Kalahari and Namaqualand.

The Northern Cape is South Africa's biggest and least densely populated province. Consisting mostly of Karoo semi-desert and Kalahari thirstland, it's all about wide open spaces, big skies and immense distances. But it's not all drab and dusty by...

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