Augrabies Falls, Northern Cape
Augrabies Falls, Northern Cape

The Augrabies Falls is one of South Africa's most exciting natural attractions, where you'll be mesmerised by the sheer sensory experience.

Lionness, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

South Africa and Botswana joined forces to protect one of the world's greatest desert conservation areas. But that's not all.

The Richtersveld desert landscape Northern Cape highlights
Northern Cape highlights

Explore the evocative Kalahari Desert with its black-maned lions, and the 2000-year old culture of the Nama communities of the Richtersveld.

Namaqua National Park
Namaqua National Park

For a few intense weeks of spring, arid Namaqualand undergoes a complete makeover. You’ll find orange daisies from horizon to horizon and beyond.

Northern Cape
Northern Cape

The Northern Cape includes spectacular attractions like the Namaqualand flowers, the Richtersveld, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and the star-studded Upper Karoo.

Richtersveld, South Africa Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape
Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape

The /Ai /Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is home to the Nama people, rare desert mammals and reptiles, as well as thousands of rare plants that flourish in this unique landscape. It forms part of the Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The Big Hole of Kimberley Diamond Fields, Northern Cape
Diamond Fields, Northern Cape

Immerse yourself in the diamond fields of the Northern Cape, starting with Kimberley, the historic city of diamonds that put South Africa on the map.

Northern Cape off-road adventures. Off-road adventures in the Northern Cape
Off-road adventures in the Northern Cape

With challenging inclines, declines and soft sand aplenty, it appears that the Northern Cape was sculpted by Mother Nature with off-road adventurers and 4x4 enthusiasts in mind.

The Big Hole. Kimberley, Northern Cape
Kimberley, Northern Cape

Meander through Kimberley where diamond magnates once walked and where the Big Hole stands as a reminder of what made them rich.

Maloof Skate Plaza, Kimberley
Maloof Skate Plaza, Kimberley

Test your skills at the world-class Maloof Skate Plaza in Kimberley, which has hosted skateboard pros from around the world in the Maloof Money Cup.

Eksteenfontein to the ǀAi-ǀAis/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park – the 'World Heritage Site route'
Eksteenfontein to the ǀAi-ǀAis/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park – the 'World Heritage Site route'

Learn about the people of the Richtersveld, their cultures and their landscape on a three-day journey from Eksteenfontein to the ǀAi-ǀAis/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

Augrabies lizard, endemic, Orange River, Broadley's flat lizard, flat lizard Augrabies flat lizards
Augrabies flat lizards

Even if you’re not into reptiles, you’ll find the Augrabies flat lizard quite fascinating. The advantage is they’re easy to see, and live in a startlingly beautiful place.

Sutherland to Calvinia – the 'starry Karoo route'
Sutherland to Calvinia – the 'starry Karoo route'

A three-day meander through the dry lands of the upper Karoo, from Sutherland to Calvinia, detouring to the Tankwa, is a nature lover’s road trip.

Carnarvon, Northern Cape Victoria West to Calvinia – the 'upper Karoo route'
Victoria West to Calvinia – the 'upper Karoo route'

The 340km road trip between Victoria West and Calvinia in the Northern Cape can be a wonderful six-day journey if you have the time.

Kimberley to Upington – the 'missionary route'
Kimberley to Upington – the 'missionary route'

The route west from Kimberley to Upington takes in lots of small towns with big histories, including some rather eccentric stops.

Scotty Smith's grave The outlaw, Scotty Smith
The outlaw, Scotty Smith

A true Kalahari character, the Victorian-era legend of the vagabond Scotty Smith is still told throughout the semi-desert rural areas of the Northern Cape.

Upington to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – the Kalahari loop
Upington to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – the Kalahari loop

You won’t see many other travellers between Upington and Askham, the gateway to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the remote reaches of the Northern Cape province.