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Easter Excitement in the Nothern Cape

The Easter holidays are the perfect time to visit the Northern Cape as the arrival of autumn marks cooler, yet sunny weather. Explore South Africa’s largest province this April and discover the magical combination of nature, culture and adventure that can only be found in the Northern Cape.

Have a Sizzling Summer Experience in the Northern Cape

The summer holidays are finally here and for most of South African families this is the one holiday which allows time for reconnecting and enjoying time together. Why not start your holiday the moment you depart and enjoy a leisurely drive through the Northern Cape en-route to your end destination.

Flower-filled Fun in the Namaqua

The Namaqua region of the Northern Cape is set to burst into bloom as the annual flower season approaches. The first sightings of the upcoming floral splendour have already been reported.

Skateboarding Showdown in Cresta

Skateboarding enthusiasts can expect adrenaline-pumping action when the first Grand Slam of the Kimberley Diamond Cup heads for the Cresta Mall in Gauteng on Saturday, 28 June 2014.

Trio of Supermassive Black Holes Shake Space-Time

Astronomers have discovered three closely orbiting supermassive black holes in a galaxy more than 4 billion light years away. This is the tightest trio of black holes known to date and is remarkable since most galaxies have just one at their centre.

Northern Cape Revs Up for Top Gear Festival

South Africa’s largest province has recently proven itself the ideal destination for petrol heads and motoring enthusiasts and both the Bloodhound Project and the Kalahari Desert Speedweek will feature at the Northern Cape stand during the show.

Northern Cape Province Secures Inaugural Wild Run

The Northern Cape Province of South Africa will once again be able to showcase its incredible diversity and natural beauty when it hosts the Richtersveld Wildrun from 4-7 June. This will be the first time since the Wildrun series was established in 2007 that an event will take place in the province

Experience the Northern Cape at the Namibian Expo

The Northern Cape Province is pulling out all the stops to wow visitors to the Namibian Expo in Windhoek from 04-07 June. At the 2014 Namibian Expo, the Northern Cape will showcase not only their exceptional leisure tourism opportunities, but also their burgeoning incentive travel portfolio.

A Sparkling Easter for the Diamond City

Visitors to the Northern Cape capital city of Kimberley are in for a weekend of non-stop fun and action with a jam-packed Easter calendar. Music lovers should not miss the annual Diamond & Dorings Music Festival, which will be taking place from 19 – 20 at the Langley Resort in Kimberley.

Namakwa Easter 2014

The Namakwa region of the Northern Cape province offers the perfect getaway during the upcoming Easter holiday period. Fitness fanatics can tackle the Oorlogskloof Mountain and Gorge Run while those who prefer something more arty can visit the AfriKaburn Festival.

Calling All Endurance Cyclists

Mountain-bike enthusiasts can once again look forward to the ultimate endurance challenge when they tackle the 240km Trans Karoo MTB Challenge between Ceres and Sutherland on Saturday, 26 April 2014.

Speed Junkies Head to the Northern Cape

Off-road adventurers will be heading to the Northern Cape this weekend to participate in the Windsorton 400 Off-Road race, which forms part of the National Off-Road Motorcycle Championship for two-wheelers and quad bikes.

First MeerKAT antenna and high-tech data centre launched in the Karoo

The first of 64 antennas that will make up South Africa's new radio telescope - MeerKAT - will be officially launched on 27 March 2014 by South Africa's Minister of Science and Technology, Mr Derek Hanekom. Her will also officially open the specialised MeerKAT Karoo Array Processor Building.