Get active at the Augrabies Falls
1Kayaking, bridge swing, rock climbing
Extreme adventures near Kimberley include the rush of a river zip line, kayaking on the most interesting parts of the Vaal River, a breathtaking bridge swing and some good rock climbing in the area.
The Kimberly Golf Club has been around since 1890, and is still as popular as ever. In the month of October there is the Barney Barnato Festival of Golf – an event not-to-be missed
Fly fishing is popular in the Northern Cape, particularly along the Vaal River where the spirited yellow fish is regarded as a sought-after prize.
Kimberley is home to the Griqua Diamond Cricket Club and several sports clubs offering cricket as part of their sporting menu. Action cricket is also an option in the urban centres.
River rafting and rapid riding is a popular sport in this part of the world. There are a number of rapids along the Orange or Gariep River, with curious names like "Dolly Parton".
6Hiking at Augrabies Falls
The Northern Cape has excellent hiking trails, such as the trails around the Augrabies Falls in the Augrabies Falls National Park.
7Kalahari Eco Ultra Walk
Once a year you get the opportunity to experience the spirit of the Kalahari when you participate in either the 5- or 10-day Kalahari Eco Ultra Walk.
There are a few running clubs in the major urban centres of the Northern Cape. One event not to be missed is the Cape Leopard Wildrun which takes place over three days in Kamieskroon.
Both road cycling and mountain bike cycling are popular in the Northern Cape. In terms of events, an absolute must is the Capital to Capital cycle race which takes place over 170km from Kimberley to Bloemftonein.
Vanderkloof Dam is a popular spot for windsurfing (it’s also South Africa’s biggest dam with the highest dam wall in the country).