What's on

Kalahari Desert Festival: 23 to 26 September

The festival at Witdraai near Askham is a convergence of dance, music and storytelling beneath the Kalahari’s towering red dunes, celebrating the rich diversity of the Khomani San.

Williston Winter Festival: 1 to 3 September

Celebrating the end of winter, Karoo food, friendly people, and unique customs and talents, the Williston Winter Festival held annually in the small town of Williston celebrates the fascinating and distinctive customs and landscape of the Northern Cape Karoo.

Hantam Meat Festival: 26 to 28 August

Calvinia's Hantam Meat Festival, known to locals by its Afrikaans name, the Hantam Vleisfees, is a definite must for all who love hearty Karoo hospitality and the region's equally famous lamb!

!NABA Food & Wine Festival: 5 to 6 August

Upington's !NABA Food & Wine Festival is in its third year and offers true Northern Cape hospitality, culinary delights from the region and afar, and a taste of local wines, complemented by a great line-­up of live entertainment.

Namaqua flower season

During the spring flower season, the dusty scenery of the Namaqualand is transformed into a spectacular carpet of colourful wildflowers. Book your visit at these campsites and take full advantage of the 2016 flower season.

NC Motorsport: Spinning: 16 June

For daredevils who want to put the pedal to the metal and show off their driving skills, or thrill seekers keen to watch the spinning pros, this event is happening on the public holiday, Youth Day, 16 June 2016 – not to be missed! 

Amageza gyrocopter fly-in: June 16-19

The fly-in, which will take place at the Molopo Kalahari Lodge, aims to bring together adventure-seeking pilots from the Southern African Development Community to experience the vastness and beauty of the Kalahari region.

Orange River Descent

Tackle one of South Africa’s most majestic rivers in the Green Kalahari region. The Orange River Canoe Marathon promises a great adventure for paddlers and supporters. 

Desperado Annual Fun Run

Join this annual ride in Kuruman and help raise funds for community upliftment projects. Be part of the fun and explore the community of Mothibistad in Pampierstad.