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Communities Must Promote Heritage

Visitors from Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique and the Northern Cape toured various places in Limpopo province, such as the Kruger National Park, Mapungubwe Heritage Site, The Big Tree, Dzata Ruins and Phiphidi.

Kimberley Diamond Cup Street Pro Results: Nyjah Wins!

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.

Meet Pro Skaters

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.

Namaqua Natioanl Park Fower Report

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...

Northern Cape Recognises Tourism Entrepreneurs

On Monday, 2 September, the Northern Cape provincial government will honour the six provincial finalists in the inaugural Lilizela Tourism Awards during an awards ceremony at the Flamingo Casino in Kimberley. The awards programme was launched by South African Tourism at INDABA 2013.

Flower Report within Namaqua Natioal Park and Immediate Surrounds

Orange daisies (Ursinia sp.) are still the dominant species at Skilpad. Varkiesknol (Herria elongata), in particular, are blooming in big patches. Cattails (Bulbinella latifolia) are now at their peak in the small section where they occur in the park. Other species appearing are Meidesterte...

Second Speedweek Heading for the Northern Cape

Province continues to build its reputation as a premier motorsports destination and will be hosting the second annual Kalahari Desert Speedweek at Hakskeenpan in the Green Kalahari from 14-23 September 2013. Hosted in conjunction with the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Upington Nominated in Town of the Year

Upington, the largest town in the Green Kalahari region of the Northern Cape Province, has been nominated in the hugely popular Kwêla and Rapport Town of the Year competition.The popular competition is run on a regional basis with towns being nominated to represent each region.

Bloodhound Supersonic Car at National Science Week in South Africa

The BLOODHOUND SCC (supersonic car) is currently being built by a team of about 30 engineers in a high-tech centre near Bristol in the UK. The car will come to South Africa in 2015 for a series of test runs (over several months) to break the sound barrier and the current land speed record of 1 221 k

From Humble Beginnings To Award-Winning Entrepreneur

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.

Skateboarding Road Show to Rock Kimberley

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.

Northern Cape Floral Fiesta In Full Swing

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

Winner in the Bloodhound SSC Helmet Design Competition

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.

Skateboarding Road Show to Hit Free State

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.

Aerial Extravaganza In Carnarvon

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

Green Kalahari Entices South Africa\'s Top Paddlers

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.