Northern Cape

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Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is a vast and open area made up of the semi-arid Karoo and the Kalahari Desert. The exquisite scenery is often covered by clear, cobalt blue skies. The desert is home to unique flora and fauna that have adapted to the dry conditions.

General information

CAPITAL: Kimberley
OTHER CITIES: Upington
AIRPORTS: Upington
DESTINATIONS: Diamond Fields, Green Kalahari, Karoo, Namakwa
AREA: At 29.7%, the biggest province in the country
POPULATION: 2.1% of the country at 0.9 million
LANGUAGES: Afrikaans, English & Xhosa

Not to be missed

  • Augrabies Falls National Park
  • Green Kalahari Region around Upington
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontiers Park
  • Riemvasmaak, the Nama people
  • The Big Hole in Kimberley
  • Namaqualand Daisies
  • Colesberg

    A typical Karoo town and a pleasant stop on the long drive between Johannesburg and Cape Town on the N1