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.
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.
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.
An intra-provincial flight service was launched in Kimberley and Upington on Wednesday, 22 Janurary 2014. The airline known as Phakalane Airways will have its planes based at Kimberley Airport, conducting scheduled flights between Kimberley and Upington and Kimberley and Springbok.
The Northern Cape Tourism Authority is advising travellers to divert via the Northern Cape instead of travelling along the N1 due to road closures and flooding near Laingsburg. A tourism spokesperson recommended that motorists use alternative routes such as the R354 via Sutherland, the R356 . . .
The Northern Cape in conjunction with the South African Water Ski Federation will host the 2013 European and African Barefoot Water Ski Championships at the Northern Cape Aquatic Sports Club at Riverton near Kimberley from 23-26 October 2013.
The 2013 Kimberley Diamond Cup world skateboarding championships, presented by Kumba Iron Ore, concluded today with the Big Air “Best Trick” contest and the Pro Street Championships. Nyjah Huston just edged out Felipe Gustavo to win the Pro Street Contest, earning $100,000 cash.
Top professional skateboarders Ryan Decenzo and Adam Dyet will be joining the Skateboarding for Hope tour in the Northern Cape Province in the lead-up to the Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore. The world championship skateboarding event will take place in Kimberley.
The recent heavy rains have drenched the soil, and this has allowed other flowering plants to become much more prominent. The Gazanias in particular is spectacular. Varkiesknol (Herria elongata); Meidesterte (Lapeirosia sp.); Sporries (Heliophila sp); (Babiana sp); Gansogies; Senecios...
Competitive street and team skateboarding in South Africa is about to gear up a big notch with the Kimberley Diamond Cup Grand Slam competitions being staged in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in September. Each Kimberley Diamond Cup Grand Slam event will have a total prize purse of R50 000.