Northern Cape: real culture

Travelling in the province of extremes is more than just enjoying the scenic views and getting your dose of adrenaline through thrilling desert adventures. The Northern Cape also offers visitors fascinating cultural experiences.

Northern Cape: Kokerboom Food and Wine Route

There’s another long weekend coming up, at the end of this month. Why not make the most of it and explore the Northern Cape’s Kokerboom Food and Wine Route? Whether you’re looking for a family getaway, a leisurely day trip or thrilling desert adventures, you’ll find it all here.

Northern Cape at the Cape Getaway Show

The Cape Getaway Show will return to the Lourensford wine estate, Somerset West, from 31 March to 2 April 2017. Northern Cape Tourism will be at Stand B64 – be sure to visit the stand for a chance to win a tour of the South African Astronomical Observatory, home of the Southern African Large Telescope near Sutherland. 

Northern Cape: Desert Knights Tour

The epic seven-day Desert Knights Tour is back, and from 7 to 13 April 2017 mountain bikers will cycle and canoe their way through the Northern Cape’s |Ai­|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

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 Kimberley. 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.