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Northern Cape: flower season wrap-up

The purple vygies are blossoming, signalling an end to the Namaqua flower season. The winter rains the spring flowers depend on to flourish didn’t occur this year, so instead of the floral carpets the province of extremes is known for, there have been only patches of blooms.

Celebrating Tourism Month in the Northern Cape

To support the aim of the theme, “We Do Tourism Sustainably”, the NCTA and partners will embark on a series of activities during Tourism Month that showcase how sustainable tourism can benefit our communities.

Tourism Month special offers

The Northern Cape is celebrating Tourism Month in September with an exciting line-up of unique tourism activities and events hosted throughout the province.

Northern Cape Tourism Month Routes and Events

The United Nations has declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. In South Africa and in the Northern Cape, the theme is “We Do Tourism Sustainably”. This provides an enormous opportunity for destinations to harness the contribution of tourism for economic growth, job creation, social inclusion, and cultural and environmental preservation.

Northern Cape: flower season hotspots

Want to take your Northern Cape flower season experience up a notch? We’ve rounded up a few reserves in the province of extremes where you can stroll amid the flowers, enjoy adrenaline-pumping adventures and take in the spectacular views.

Northern Cape: flower season update

The winter rainfalls that lead to the Northern Cape flower season between August and September were delayed this year, meaning there’s more time for you to experience this colourful spectacle.

Discover Sutherland

What comes to mind when you hear “Sutherland”? That cold place? Snow? Stars? None of these are wrong, but there is so much more to this almost mythical town.

Northern Cape flower season: where to spot the blooms

The Northern Cape’s flower season (August to mid-September) turns the whole province into a colourful canvas. We’ve rounded up areas across the province of extremes that are ideal for viewing and experiencing the flower season, a phenomenon that attracts tourists and professional photographers from all over the world.

Learners inspired during National Science Week

Mathematics and science create myriad opportunities for future careers that can ultimately promote science tourism. This was the key message of a recent Northern Cape Tourism Authority presentation to Kimberley learners.

Northern Cape: flower season

The spring flowers have yet to make their appearance in many areas, so don’t worry if you’ve not yet made arrangements for your visit to the province of extremes.

Northern Cape: the flower season in pictures

In case you have not yet made arrangements to head to the province of extremes to experience the flower season in all its specular beauty, here are some visitors' pictures that will show you why it’s best to get cracking.

Northern Cape: Wonderwerk Cave walkway project

Entries to the inaugural 2017 Africa Architecture Awards are open and the Northern Cape’s Wonderwerk Cave walkway project is right up there competing with the best architectural designs on the continent. 

Northern Cape: hot winter specials

Looking for cosy weekend accommodation or dining experiences to heat things up this winter? The province of extremes has you covered – we’ve rounded up a few winter specials for you and the family to enjoy.

Northern Cape: Riemvasmaak Hot Springs

The Riemvasmaak Hot Springs are one of the many natural wonders in the province of extremes. Located between the Orange and Molopo rivers in Riemvasmaak, the hot springs are surrounded by granite cliffs, and offer spectacular views of the mountain desert and wilderness.