The Northern Cape, Discovered
The Northern Cape is a vast and arid province; it is also the largest province in South Africa, taking up nearly a third of South Africa’s land area. Despite that, it is the province with the smallest population with an extremely spacious density of three people per square kilometer!
The arid Karoo and Kalahari takes up most of this special province, but these areas also offer loads of culture and is famous for its traditional “boere kos”.
The Northern Cape offers a different kind of breakaway, with extreme climates and harsh landscapes. Here you will find a different kind of peace, relaxation, rejuvenation and on top of that a nice tan too!
The Northern Cape’s signature is The Orange River, flowing along the border of Namibia and the Northern Cape. The Orange River transforms the area around it into the most gorgeous green vegetation with kilometers of vineyards, such as the rather underrated little town of Kakamas! The Northern Cape produces wine from possibly the most unique wine growing region, with Orange River Wine Cellars being the most popular. The river also offers spectacular scenic beauty and all sorts of activities such as river rafting.
The Richtersveld is a rugged, rocky landscape, famous for its 4×4 trails and “half-mens” plants. It is also a good area for bird watching and hikes.
Namaqualand is one of The Northern Cape’s biggest tourist attractions, with wild flowers blooming in spring time transforming the desert floor into a carpet of bright colours!
Another key town in the Northern Cape is Colesberg, a traveller’s oasis being on the main route between Cape Town and Johannesburg.
The Northern Cape truly offers something out of the ordinary, and promises a getaway full of culture, surprises and a taste of something new.