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Spin Fest: December 16

The Northern Cape is dubbed among the top destinations for motorsport in South Africa, join thousands  on the 16th December at the Eiland Resort for an action filled spin competition and get to see the best in the business show off their wheels and rides.


Obakeng Samane

Cell: 079 727 0338

Aggeneys Fees: November 27-28

The Aggeneys Fees is an annual event that takes place in Aggeneys on every last week of November. The pleasure seekers and visitors have an opportunity to experience the hospitality of the town. The traditional food stalls at the event has good offerings of local cuisine and endless entertainment throughout the entire weekend.


Cecile Grobbelaar

Tel: 054 983 9372

The Big Hole Annual Bikers Rally: November 27-29

The CC Riders club will be hosts the annual “Big Hole Bikers Rally” in Kimberley in November, with an expected attendance of over 2000 bikers and fanatics across the country this is yet to be biggest cycle showdown in bikers events in the Northern Cape, enjoy plenty of activities to offer including: Mass rides, Drag Racing, Ride in Bike show and dealership displays not to mention an experience of the best local cuisine on offer!


Mr. Melvyn Tiger

Tel: 084 707 9841



The festive season is upon us and as is the norm, the time has come for SABC’s biggest commercial radio station, METRO FM to go out and celebrate the festive season with the people of Kimberley and the Northern Cape, our listeners who make us who we are!

The METRO FM Summer Tour evolved to become the METRO FM Heatwave. In essence the name announces and embraces the arrival of fun times, excitement and celebration.

The station will be holding fun packed summer events consisting of four headline performances, METRO FM DJ’ appearances, live broadcasts, music, and this is all for the purpose of promoting the stations activities and outline government’s plans as well as taking our personalities to our audiences. 


Kgomotso Modiragale

Cell: 083 704 3020


Namakwa Festival: December 3-6

The Namakwa Festival showcases indigenous cultures and the celebration of the creative spirit of the people of the Namakwa District. It is a festival that seeks to promote cultural equity within cultural diversity. Arts and culture are not luxuries but power tools for nation building, economic development and job creation that will ensure the success of the African Renaissance.


Andre Jacobs

Tel: 081 056 1914


Khara Hais Festival: December 4-6

The annual Khara Hais Music festival features local acts from the Northern Cape including national Djs and artists.

Visitors from as far as Namibia and Botswana attend the event yearly and has established itself as a popular music festival. There’s no better “shot’ left” experience in Upington other than the Khara Hais music festival.


Elton Esau

Tel: 054 338 7028

Richtersveld Lights Festival: December 11-12

The aim of the Richtersveld Light festival is to unite people from all different spheres, irrespective of race, religion, culture etc. It also creates opportunities to thank ratepayers and the entire communities for their cooperation and support throughout the year. At our annual Light Festival, we strive to promote our local talent (artists) as well as our local entrepreneurs.


Sydney Adams

Tel: 027 851 1111 / 082 763 9943


Loxton Skou: December 12

Plenty of music fanfare, local cuisine and plenty of motorshow competitions to enjoy. 



Tel: 072 623 7926

Cassper Nyovest In Upington: December 15

SA’s most popular Hip Hop artist will be converging in Upington to entertain crowds and bring the festive joyful mood to festival-goers. 


Die Eiland Resort, Upington


Obakeng Samane

Tel: 079 727 0338

Township Extravaganza: December 15-16

Colesberg becomes much more than just a busy town with plenty of travellers going about their holiday destinations, now you can enjoy an extra few days’ stayover and have fun at the annual township extravaganza, plenty of entertainment with the presence of radio (Umhlobo Wenene FM) with local artists and from across the Eastern Cape making their way to bring funfilled joy and extravaganza. Tickets sold at the Door. 


Lungile Mpemba

Tel: 053 753 0678

Black Coffee in Upington: December 17

One of SA’s most popular DJs is set to perform in Upington, Northern Cape. Join fans and followers and have plenty fun being entertained and experiencing the best on offer from tourism activities in Upington. 


Die Eiland, Upington


Obakeng Samane

Cell: 079 727 0338

2nd Annual Summer Music Explosion: December 19

The annual music summer explosion is set to paint the Warrenton town red this festive season, Transka Resort will be hosting this annual showpiece with a host of national artists including Cassper Nyovest, Ricky Rick, Duke Soul  and local talents Colin Carey and Chipzitto.

Tickets available at Computicket outlets (Shoprite and Checkers) Nationwide.


Warrenton, Transka Resort



Tel: 082 468 2551

Kuruman Summer Festival: December 19

The annual Kuruman Summer Fest brings an exciting line up of local and national artists, known to be a popular event this time of the year in Kuruman, revellers are set to enjoy the best local talent.


Shantelle Engelbrecht

Tel: 084 468 8158









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Towns Spotlight

NieuwoudtvilleBetween 1700-1740, clashes between trekboers and indigenous people led trekboers to move to the top ...

Port NollothEstablished as a small-vessel harbour and railway junction in 1854 for the copper-mining industry, P...

Alexander BayAfter diamonds were discovered along the west coast in 1925, Alexander Bay was known for its mining ...

SutherlandEstablished in 1858 and named after a prominent Worcester cleric, Reverend Henry Sutherland, the tow...

De AarDe Aar, the third largest town in the Northern Cape, is centrally located on the main railway line b...