Natural attractions in the Northern Cape
1Namaqua National Park
This biodiversity hotspot is renowned the world over for its unique vegetation. A major highlight of any visit to the Northern Cape is to witness the carpets of wild flowers that ‘appear’ after the first spring rains.
Known by the local San people as ‘the place of great noise’ the Augrabies Falls (situated in the Augrabies Falls National Park) thunders down 240 metres and is South Africa’s answer to the Niagara Falls
3Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
This groundbreaking transfrontier park is renowned as Africa’s first formally declared trans-border conservation area. Situated between South Africa and Botswana, this extraordinary wild area covers over 3.7 million hectares.
4Ais Ais Richtersveld National Park
It’s all lunar landscapes and spectacular arid beauty. The Ais Ais Richtersveld National Park is known as a unique mountain desert and as a result boasts a wealth of distinctive plant life found nowhere else in the country
5Goegap Nature Reserve
10Spitskop Nature Reserve
A small reserve to the north of Upington, Spitskop Nature Reserve is home to zebra, springbok, ostrich, eland and mountain zebra. The reserve gets its name from the odd-shaped rocky hill near its entrance.