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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.

Northern Cape flower season

Mother Nature is showing off in the Northern Cape and the province’s terrain is changing from being dry and dusty to a colourful flora carpet.

Spot the blooms: flower season in the Northern Cape

Floral displays have started making their appearance in the Northern Cape. Due to delayed winter rainfall in some of the province's regions, however, the flower season (August to mid-September) could extend to October this year. 

Northern Cape flower season update

Thanks to the rain that fell in parts of the Northern Cape this week, the spring flower blooms the province is world renowned for may start as early as the first week of August. 

Northern Cape Winter Holidays

The winter school holidays are here and parents planning to escape the buzzing noise of their homes should consider visiting the Northern Cape for a wide choice of endless activities suitable for the whole family.

Richtersveld Wildrun

The runners are now at the halfway mark as they trek along the magnificent Richtersveld National Park on day three of the Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun.