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The Northern Cape is South Africa's largest province and a must-see summer destination, whether you prefer the ocean, the desert, the bush or quirky towns rich in history and culture.

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Northern Cape named as one of the Top 10 Rough Guides regions

The Northern Cape is the only region in Africa to be included in the Rough Guides Top 10 Regions to visit in 2016.

 

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Northern Cape Writers Festival

Under the theme “A new Generation of writers and readers” the 6th annual Northern Cape Writers Festival brings to life all forms of literature, meet up with renowned South African Authors, get a chance to be part of various literature programs too. Held at the Harry Oppenheimer Gardens, one of the many famous monuments are at this vicinity and in close proximity to well-known attractions including the William Humphreys Art Gallery (literally a stone’s throw from the gardens) and the famous big hole, top restaurants that serves delicate meals you can only experience in the Northern Cape, so come along and join us!

Contact: Dept of Sport Arts & Culture

Tel - 053 807 4700

Desperado MCC Kuruman Run: February 27

Kuruman is about to be lit with roaring machines.... The life maniacs are about to turn it up with super bike stunts. We are about to make lives of hundreds school kids happy and many elders relieved. Desperados MCC Run is not just about riding but about taking a ride to charity ville. Changing situations with a simple ride......the power of riding what you like. Golden Hearts Foundation will be there, the ladies with hearts of Gold.

Venue: Mothibistad Stadium, Kuruman

Contact: Kabelo Andreas

Tel - 083 368 6117

We Love Food Annual Festival: March 19

We Love Food Annual Festival which is also known as “WeLFF” is an event which seeks to give birth to a new

understanding and appreciation of food.

WeLFF seeks to bring culture, tradition and believes together through the aroma of food. An initiative started by

Boitsanape Holdings aimed at empowering entrepreneurs in the food industry in the Northern Cape Province.

WeLFF will not be only focusing on the day of the event but also aftercare service of providing support and

development training programmes to the exhibitors participating at the event.

Venue: Flamingo Casino, Kimberley

Contact: Gomolemo Motlhwai

Tel - 083 360 4914

Email - gomoza1986@gmail.com

Diamond & Dorings Music and Art Festival: March 24-27

Music and Arts Festival presented by Sol Plaatje Municipality brings together national and local artist in a weekend of music, arts and culture!

Venue: Langley Resort - Kimberley

Contact: Neo Poolo

Tel - +27 (0)53 832 6779

Email - NPoolo@solplaatje.org.za

Mobile - +27 (0)84 957 1627

Supadrift Series: March 25-27

One of SA’s top drifting events is taking place in Kimberley this easter, you don’t want to miss out on this spectacular affair!

Venue: Monstermob Raceway, Kimeberley

Contact: Mikey Skelton

Tel - +27 (0)82 337 1014

Email - mikey@xspromotions.co.za

Website - www.xspromotions.co.za

AfrikaBurn: April 25 - May 1

A freedom of expression festival with the intention of building a temporary community though collaborative arts projects, in a completely non-commercial environment.

This is a place to collaborate, cooperate, and add to the public environment to build the community.

This “gift economy” means that here is no commercial exchange at the event - no vending, no cash bars and no branded promotion of services or products. It is an exercise in total self-reliance: participants camp for four days and provide entirely for themselves, including all their water, shelter and food needs. If you come to Afrikaburn, you must participate in whatever way you can. NO spectators, only participants.

Venue: Tankwa Karoo National Park

Contact: Liz Linsell

Tel - +2782 785 2219

Email - zanadu@iafrica.com

Website - www.afrikaburn.com

Trans Karoo Mountain Bike Challenge: April 30

A 240km endurance Mountain Bike event aimed at providing the participants with an ultra-distance off road cycling event that will take them through the heart of the Ceres Karoo and Tankwa Karoo from Sutherland to Ceres in a period of less than 24 hours.

Venue: The race runs from Ceres to Sutherland

Contact: Glyn Broomberg

Tel - +27 (0)72 170 7547

Email - glyn@fluency.co.za

Hantam MTB: April 30

The Hantam MTB race will take place for the 2nd time since its inception in 2015, the previous year’s successful event will surely be a trendsetter for this year and an even bigger and better outing for competitors. For those seeking only the travel pleasure of sightseeing, the spectacular escarpments and untouched beauty of the Karoo is a must- visit.

For more information on the event registration please contact the organizer on the details provided. 

Contact: Peter Louw

Tel - +27 (0)83 633 0669 / +27(0)27 218 1254

Email - brandkop@hantam.co.za

Richtersveld Wildrun: June 13-17

Four days & 150km of magnificent Richtersveld National Park desert running is the latest Wildrun offering from the Wildrunner team.

This spectacular North Western desert frontier of South Africa is a magnificent mountainous geological hotch-potch, sliced through by South Africa’s longest river  - the Orange.  Add to the mix an icy cold Atlantic ocean and you have the recipe for a truly unique landscape populated by largely endemic plants & animals.

Venue: /Ai /AisRichtersveld Transfrontier Park

Contact: Owen Middleton

Tel -+27(0)21 821 9898

Email - info@wildrunner.co.za

 

 




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