Did you know?
By the time mining activities at Kimberley's Big Hole stopped in 1914, 2 722kg of diamonds had been extracted from 22,5-million tons of excavated earth.
Exotic lunar landscapes, unique flora and fauna and fascinating traditional cultures are just some of the fascinating characteristics that make up the Northern Cape province.
Largely desert and semi desert, the province is also very popular with those who love the great outdoors. The Northern Cape’s unique biodiversity attracts worldwide attention and its national parks are some of the finest to be found in Southern Africa.
Kimberley, the capital of the Northern Cape is known as the Diamond Capital of the world – and the Big Hole is a major attraction that pays tribute to a turbulent past obsessed with diamonds and obscene overnight fortunes.
On the other side of the historical spectrum, The San, known as Africa’s 1st People, provide a fascinating insight into life in this harsh landscape and the Northern Cape is known for its rock-art, precious artefacts and fossils that date back to time immemorial.
Get your timing right and visit Namaqualand during spring when thousands upon thousands of colourful flowers spread across the landscape to welcome in the warmer weather. Combine a flower safari with a trip to the Augrabies Falls National Park, Africa’s second-largest waterfall and something of an adventure-lovers utopia.
This part of the world provides a very real South African experience, so if you’re looking for a conference or meeting that combines the great outdoors, exciting adventures, a fascinating heritage and an array of venue choices then look no further than the Northern Cape.
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Who to contact
Northern Cape Tourism Authority
Tel: +27(0)53 832-2657/2643