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Loxton: A hidden gem in the Northern Cape

You'd be forgiven for having a puzzled look when you hear the name “Loxton” but did you know that this small town, dubbed the most beautiful town in the Karoo, is home to a thriving wool industry and is one of the biggest producers of garlic in the country?

Small-town delights: Jan Kempdorp

Jan Kempdorp – a town that once caused some confusion as it was the only town in South Africa that fell under two provinces – is a small wonder 98km north of Kimberly. And it's definitely worth a visit.

Day trips in the Northern Cape

So, the holidays are over and school and work are in full swing. This, however, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy leisurely day trips or a Sunday picnic with the family in the province of extremes. Here are a few of the many spots for you to explore ...

Wining and dining, Northern Cape style

It’s not just the plains that stretch as far as the eye can see and its rich heritage that give the province of extremes its allure. We’ve rounded up some establishments that will give you a Northern Cape experience second to none.

Spa getaways in the Northern Cape

It’s never too early in the year to indulge in a spa treatment to ease those aches and pains or to give your skin that extra glow. Here are a few places you can drop by for a day session or relaxing weekend getaway.

A Northern Cape summer holiday in pictures

As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. We’ve rounded up some images captured by Northern Cape revellers during their December holidays that’ll make you wish your holiday was just starting. Enjoy!

Northern Cape, province of many routes

Join photojournalist Jacques Marais on a journey into the desert lands that shape the Northern Cape. You are sure to discover new routes with breathtaking vistas, where ancient cultures, apex predators and big adventures await.

Luxury accommodation in the Northern Cape

The natural and cultural splendour of the province of extremes attracts visitors from the world over. To make your visit to the Northern Cape even more memorable, we’ve put together some accommodation options that will ensure your stay is second to none.  

Best photo spots in the Northern Cape

Looking for a memorable holiday, with a stunning photo album to show for it? Then the Northern Cape is the place to be this summer. Here are some of the picture-perfect places you can explore in the province of extremes.

Starry, starry nights

The vast expanse of a star-studded galaxy has been fascinating the human race throughout the ages, and still creates a sense of awe and wonder. Looking up into a starlit sky still holds magic and mystery. Whether you’re a keen astronomer or just mesmerised by space, the Northern Cape unarguably offers the best stargazing in the world.

Nature and wildlife in the Northern Cape

Whether you’re a hardcore explorer or looking to step away from your creature comforts and explore nature at its best, the Northern Cape has a little bit of something for everyone.

Here are some destinations worth exploring in the province of extremes.  

SA Jazz Festival – Northern Cape

Heavyweights in Southern Africa’s music industry will be heading to the province of extremes this December for the inaugural SA Jazz Festival – Northern Cape.