Amandelboom, Williston

  • Culture & HistoryEventsNorthern Cape
Should you ever find yourself on a Sunday stroll around Amandelboom, the so-called coloured township of Williston village in the Upper Karoo, best you not…
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Ancient footprints, Fraserburg

  • Culture & HistoryNorthern Cape
On a certain day in 1968, a Karoo farmer by the name of Nic van Gass was stalking across the veld on his property, Gansfontein,…
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Ancient Karoo rock engravings

  • Culture & HistoryResponsible TourismNorthern Cape
Should you ever find yourself driving through the parched desert-scape of the northern Karoo at the bookend of a day, take a closer look in…
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Hantam Meat Festival

  • EventsFood & WineNorthern Cape
Calvinia is a tiny 19th century Northern Cape town at the foot of the Hantam mountains within the Hantam Karoo wool producing district of the…
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Northern Cape

  • Northern Cape
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.…
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Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape

  • Responsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
The /Ai /Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is a cross-border conservation initiative between South Africa and Namibia. It brings together the Richtersveld National Park, managed jointly by…
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N12 Battlefields Route, Northern Cape

  • Culture & HistoryRoutes & TrailsNorthern Cape
The N12 Battlefields Route in the Northern Cape speaks of a history-changing war in South Africa. Both the British and the Boers claimed the right…
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Duggan-Cronin Gallery, Kimberley

  • Culture & HistoryNorthern Cape
This is the story of a Kimberley mine compound guard who bought a cheap box camera and became a South African photographic legend. You see…
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Eksteenfontein in the Richtersveld

  • Responsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
Eksteenfontein, perched on the very edge of the Richtersveld World Heritage Site, has one of the most interesting histories of any South African town. Most…
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Goegap Nature Reserve

  • Wildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
Life in the Goegap Nature Reserve offers a different world every spring. ‘I have been here since 2006 and each flower season is a surprise…
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Green Kalahari, Northern Cape

  • Food & WineRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
Since time immemorial, the Green Kalahari, Northern Cape, has drawn people to its vast, pure landscape, with the life-force of the Gariep (Orange) river flowing…
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Hantam Botanical Gardens

  • Responsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
Your life will be enriched if you take the drive from Cape Town up the West Coast to the 6 200ha Hantam Botanical Gardens, situated…
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Kalahari Meerkat Project, Northern Cape

  • AdventureResponsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
Between the sand dunes and acacia bushveld of the Kuruman River Reserve in the beautiful and desolate Northern Cape province is the Kalahari Meerkat Project.…
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Kalahari's black-maned lions

  • AdventureResponsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
You’ll need to visit the Kalahari to see the legendary black-maned lions and the best place to find these awesome beasts is in the Kgalagadi…
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Karoo Erdvark Trail, Northern Cape

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsNorthern Cape
The Karoo Erdvark Trail lies about 80km from Beaufort West, in the Northern Cape’s Nuweland Mountains. This green flag accredited hiking trail is located on…
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Karoo farm museums

  • Culture & HistoryEastern CapeNorthern CapeWestern Cape
Karoo farm museums are not always immaculately archived. You might find an old rusty tin that held bully beef (or ‘blow-up stew’ as the soldiers…
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Karoo Highlands

  • AccommodationCulture & HistoryFood & WineRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
‘Ah, the star place,’ people often say when you mention Sutherland. Alongside its sister towns of Williston and Fraserburg, Sutherland is world-renowned for its star-strewn…
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Karoo Highlands Tombstone Route

  • Culture & HistoryRoutes & TrailsNorthern Cape
The central character of the Tombstone Route in the Karoo Highlands of the Northern Cape is Cornelius de Waal, a hard-bitten, rangy man who was…
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Karoo windmill crafters

  • ArtsResponsible TourismEastern CapeNorthern Cape
Over the decades, dozens of crafters have fashioned the little Karoo windmills (less romantically, but more accurately called “windpumps”) you see outside the towns of…
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Karretjiemense of the Karoo

  • Culture & HistoryPeopleEastern CapeNorthern CapeWestern Cape
When you travel the back roads of the vast Karoo, chances are you’ll come across a family on a donkey cart, slowly heading towards the…
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

  • AccommodationResponsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
When the first ideas around transfrontier parks linking South Africa with its neighbours were brainstormed, one already existed. Decades before the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park came…
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Kimberley's flamingos

  • Responsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
The flamingos of Kimberley’s Kamfers Dam are a spectacularly memorable sight, even if you’re not a serious birder. Kamfers Dam is a permanent wetland just…
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Kimberley's ghost tours

  • AdventureCulture & HistoryNorthern Cape
A Kimberley ghost tour begins at the Honoured Dead Memorial, designed by Sir Herbert Baker for the 27 British soldiers killed during the Siege of…
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Mokala National Park

  • AccommodationResponsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
The tsessebe, say the experts, is the speediest antelope in the Mokala National Park. Actually, it would outrun almost any wild ungulate anywhere in Africa…
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Motse & Tarkuni Lodges, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, Northern Cape

  • AccommodationWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
The Kalahari desert can be a surprisingly colour-drenched place − there are blue skies, pink and crimson sunsets, and blonde grasses and dunes. Designer Boyd…
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Namaqua Adventure Route

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsNorthern Cape
If you’re a confident 4x4 driver, with good driving and navigating skills, then try the Namaqua Adventure Route, one of South Africa’s least visited and…
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Namaqua National Park

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When you go to the Namaqua National Park in spring, you may feel as if you’ve tumbled into a child’s dream. In the Skilpad Wildflower…
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Namaqualand on horseback

  • AdventureNorthern Cape
The vast area of the Namaqua district just begs to be explored; and what better way to do that than on horseback? David and Ann…
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Northern Cape

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The Northern Cape province is the largest, least-populated and one of the most scenic of South Africa’s nine provinces, spanning the might Orange River and…
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Northern Cape corbelled houses

  • Culture & HistoryNorthern Cape
As you’re driving through the middle bits of the Northern Cape, you’ll spot the odd beehive-shaped, white-washed hut made entirely of stone. That’s an old-style…
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Northern Cape food terroir

  • Northern Cape
As you seek to understand the food terroir of the Northern Cape, you’ll come to the delicious realisation that in this province, nothing is as…
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Northern Cape highlights

  • Northern Cape
The Kalahari The evocative Northern Cape’s Kalahari Desert evokes a picture of never ending red sand dunes, big, blue skies and undulating heat waves that…
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Northern Cape incentive highlights

  • Northern Cape
Its incredible landscapes, fascinating San communities and amazing national parks makes the Northern Cape an incentives destination filled with wonder. Here are some Northern Cape…
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Northern Cape meetings

  • Northern Cape
Exotic lunar landscapes, unique flora and fauna and intriguing traditional cultures are just some of the fascinating characteristics that make up the Northern Cape province.…
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Northern Cape night sky

  • Wildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
When in South Africa, you have to add the Northern Cape night sky to your ‘must visit’ list. This semi-desert region with its crystal-clear air…
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Off-road adventures in the Northern Cape

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsNorthern Cape
The vast terrain of the Northern Cape province – rugged mountains, soaring dunes and infinite flats – has often been likened to a moonscape and…
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Okiep, Northern Cape

  • Culture & HistoryTownsNorthern Cape
Modern-day overlanders could be forgiven for passing the tiny village of Okiep in the Northern Cape (also known locally as O’Okiep) and missing it completely.…
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Paddle the Orange River

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
Prepare for an experience that’s just you, the water, the sun, mind-bending landscapes and the heavens above when you embark on an Orange River paddling…
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Pella, Northern Cape

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To find the legendary golden cathedral at Pella, you turn off from the Grand Namaqua Highway (R14), drive for about 10km into scrub desert and…
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Plant conservation in the Richtersveld

  • Responsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
The Richtersveld World Heritage Site is massive, sprawling over 162 000 hectares. But there are times when you can hardly move further than a few…
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Port Nolloth Museum

  • Culture & HistoryNorthern Cape
The relatively humble Port Nolloth Museum in the tiny seaside town of Port Nolloth in the Northern Cape, contains collectibles that go back hundreds of…
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Richmond Horse Museum

  • Culture & HistoryNorthern Cape
The small town of Richmond lies in the Northern Cape section of the vast, dry Karoo, and horses thrive in this semi-desert. The high altitude,…
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Riemvasmaak Community Conservancy

  • AccommodationCulture & HistoryResponsible TourismNorthern Cape
The Riemvasmaak Community Conservancy in the Kalahari has a back-story writ large in South African history. It marked the first time that land was restored…
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Riemvasmaak Hot Springs, Northern Cape

  • AccommodationCulture & HistoryNorthern Cape
The Riemvasmaak Hot Springs are located in a deep ravine bordered by 80m-high granite cliffs, north of the Augrabies Falls, about 60km from the small…
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The Southern African Large Telescope

  • Northern Cape
The reason the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) was erected outside the town of Sutherland, some 370km from Cape Town, is because it is one…
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Sol Plaatje

  • ArtsNorthern Cape
Solomon Tshekisho ‘Sol’ Plaatje (1876-1932) had little formal education but his incredible acumen and drive ensured that he became a literary and political icon in…
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South African desert

  • Routes & TrailsWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
In South Africa, desert is generally taken to be the thirstlands of the Karoo (Nama and Succulent), and the dry, grassy Kalahari. But in the…
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Springbok to Port Nolloth – the diamond and copper route

  • Routes & TrailsNorthern Cape
If you had to rush between the Northern Cape towns of Springbok and Port Nolloth, you would probably do the journey in just more than…
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The Diamond Coast

  • Leisure & LifestyleResponsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
The Diamond Coast in South Africa winds along the Northern Cape Province’s wild and rugged far north-western coast from Port Nolloth to the Orange River.…
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The giant quiver trees of Namaqualand

  • Responsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
Of the more than 100 aloe species that are found in South Africa, the quiver tree is one of the most spectacular. And this is…
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