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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.

Visiting the Augrabies Falls National Park

Fikile Hlatshwayo is the author of Blacks DO Caravan (Jacana, 2016). The book tells the story of a South African family’s travels to 60 caravan parks across nine provinces, raking up 25 000km in the process. Blacks DO Caravan aims to inspire South Africans to take time out of their hectic schedules, spend time with their families and discover the beauty right outside their doorsteps. This is an account of the family's journey in the province of extremes ...

Northern Cape’s Natural and Cultural Heritage: the Big Hole

Fikile Hlatshwayo is the author of Blacks DO Caravan (Jacana, 2016). The book tells the story of a South African family’s travels to 60 caravan parks across nine provinces, raking up 25 000km in the process. Blacks DO Caravan aims to inspire South Africans to take time out of their hectic schedules, spend time with their families and discover the beauty right outside their doorstep. This is an account of the family's journey in the province of extremes.

Getaway Show Northern Cape Competition

The Northern Cape Tourism Authority will be at the Gauteng Getaway Show at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg from 23 to 25 September. Visit us at stand R61, and stand a chance to win amazing prizes.

Gariep Arts Festival

The Gariep Arts Festival is finally here and as always, there’s great entertainment and treats in store locals and visitors to Kimberley.