Jo Fritz from Jo’s Guesthouse and Hantamkraal Restaurant in Calvinia in the Northern Cape was recently named provincial finalist in the coveted Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. For Fritz, the award means that years of hard work and dedication are finally paying off.
The Skateboarding for Hope initiative was launched by the Northern Cape provincial government to introduce youth to skateboarding as a healthy, affordable and accessible lifestyle alternative. The Skateboarding for Hope tour will be traversing the country from this month until September.
Experience the colourful kaleidoscope of the Northern Cape flower season in technicolour – a truly unique must-see experience that leaves visitors breathless. The annual flower season has kicked off early with brilliant floral displays already being reporte
Dirk Coetzee, a 17-year old matriculant from Adamantia High School in Kimberley has won the South African leg of a competition that challenged young artists to design a helmet for Wing Commander Andy Green, who will be driving the BLOODHOUND supersonic car.
Fifteen tourism establishments in the Northern Cape have been nominated in the accommodation category for the inaugural Lilizela Tourism Awards, launched by South African Tourism at INDABA 2013.
The Skateboarding for Hope community outreach programme will stop in the Free State this weekend with a full day of skateboarding action at the Loch Logan Mall in Bloemfontein. Skateboarding enthusiasts will have the chance to show off their tricks on Sunday, 7 July 2013 from 11h00.
The skies above rural town of Carnarvon in the Karoo region of the Northern Cape will literally be buzzing this weekend during the annual Carnarvon Fly-In. This mini air show and aviation festival is considered to be one of the most spectacular of its kind in the country and
The second edition of the Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon will feature a high profile field including some of the top paddling talent in the country. The three-day stage race over 99 kilometres from Upington to Augrabies in the Northern Cape takes place from 21 – 23 March.
The Kalahari Desert Festival is a celebration of the arts and the rich cultural history of this unique region of the Northern Cape Province. The festival will be hosted in the heart of the Kalahari with its signature red dunes from 21 March.
Organisers of the Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon in the Northern Cape predicted a fierce battle for top honours with the top three male paddlers only seconds apart at the start of the 26km final stage. The three day stage race started in Upington in the Northern Cape and finished at Khamkirri.
The Northern Cape province will be adding another sizzling sports event to their adventure calendar when it hosts the Canoeing South Africa Sprint Trials this weekend. The two-day event will take place at the spectacular Vanderkloof Dam from 13 – 14 April.
The Northern Cape is fast becoming the definitive destination for speed lovers. Not only will the province be hosting the Bloodhound world land speed record attempt at Hakskeenspan in 2014 and 2015, but it has also become a mecca for unique racing events in a class of their own.
The 2013 Aspen Trans Karoo mountain bike race promises to be the ultimate endurance test as cyclists tackle the 240km down ride route from Sutherland to Ceres. The one day race starts at 07h00 on Saturday, 6 April, in Sutherland’s Church Street and will finish at the Kaleo Guest Farm.
A team from the Northern Cape Tourism Authority will embark on an extensive provincial road show to meet with product owners and tourism role players in the various regions. The two-week trip will run from 4 – 18 February and the team will visit twenty-two towns to sign up tourism service providers.