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Meet the Northern Cape Experience team at the Stakeholder Roadshow, which takes place at the Calvinia town hall from 16:00 to 18:00 on Monday, September 7.


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Amageza Rallye

The Amageza (Xhosa for 'Crazy') Rallye is a stage race similar in style to the Dakar Rally held in South America.

Started in 2011, the Amageza Rallye is for 2015 a five-day stage race for motorbikes, quads and 'buggies,' also known as  'side by side's'. 

Date: 25 August - 5 September

Contact: Alexander Nel

Tel: +27(0)21 832 0919 / +27 (0)76 273 3233



Williston Winter Festival

Touted as the most authentic cultural festival in South Africa, the Williston Winter Festival celebrates the customs and landscape of the Northern Cape's Karoo region.

One of the highlights is the Nama Riel dance, performed by more than 100 'riel dancers'.

Date: 2-5 September

Venue: Williston

Contact: Pieter Naude

Mobile: +27 (0)72 018 7288

Tel: +27 (0)53 391 3659



Opskop Festival

The (Opskopfees) is Kathu’s hallmark event that brings together visitors, locals, businesses, youth, community organisations and media every year, to celebrate quality Afrikaans music, entertainment, arts and crafts, food and beverages, as well as much more.

Date: 11-13 September

Venue: Kathu Sports grounds

Contact: Henri Scott


Kamiesberg Flower Trail Run

Enjoy much more than the race, the Namaqualand Flower trail Run, as the name says it all is set to coincide with the blooming of the flowers during the spring season and the natural beauty you are to experience is unlike any other.

It’s not every day you get experience the highest peak in the Northern Cape and the local cuisine does of course form part of the overall experience, come enjoy the event with us!

Date: September 12

Contact: Sarah Cloete

Phone: 027 652 8000


Kalahari Kuier Festival

Date: 24-26 September 

Location: Upington

Contact: Kalahari Kuier Fees

Tel: +27 (0)54 332 1100










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