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About Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is South Africa’s largest province yet the least populated. The capital, Kimberley, is known for diamonds and the largest man-made hole on the planet. Other major towns include Upington to the north, Springbok to the west and Sutherland in the south.

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228 accommodation listings in Northern Cape. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Padlangs

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Kimberley

The apartment is furnished with a double bed as well as a bunk bed, and has an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The u...

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Plato Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge in Augrabies

We are 50km from the Augrabies Waterfalls. This is a quiet beautiful luxury lodge. When you need some rest this is ...

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R1490.0

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Dundi Lodge Augrabies Falls

Bed and Breakfast in Augrabies

Situated in close proximity to the renowned Augrabies Falls and in the heart of South Africaâ??s largest export table...

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R865.0

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The Nutshell Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Kimberley

In a nutshell, The Nutshell is a homely yet extraordinary experience. The en-suite rooms are all spaciously elegant w...

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R700.0

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Rietpoort Guesthouse

Cottages, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Britstown

Rietpoort Guest House is the perfect stop between Cape Town and Johannesburg, be it for one night or a few days.

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R680.0

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Spes Bona Guest House

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Colesberg

The guesthouse offers four guest rooms in the guesthouse and one separate from the main house.
Two family rooms, sle...

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R460.0

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Bun Clody Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Hanover

Bun Clody Guest House unrivaled ambiance is that we cater for everybody that is tired and would like a well deserved ...

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Dougall's Rest Self Catering Accommodation

Guest Houses, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Port Nolloth

Dougall's Rest Self-Catering Accommodation is situated in McDougall's Bay in Port Nolloth and offers quality accommod...

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R880.0

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Jakhalsdans Karoo Guesthouse

Cottages, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Sutherland

Jakhalsdans Karoo Guesthouse is situated in the heart of the Karoo, it is renowned as an oasis in the veld. The farm...

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R840.0

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Die Pophuis Hoekie

Apartments, Cottages, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Victoria West

Die Pophuis Hoekie comprises 7 renovated Karoo units and 3 en-suite rooms. We provide comfortable, spacious, air-cond...

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R540.0

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Peace Haven Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge in Kimberley

Located in the historical heart of Kimberley Magersfontein Memorial Golf Estate, Newly built Peace Haven Guesthouse o...

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R850.0

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Namakwari Lodge

Guest Houses in Kathu

Warm, welcoming and capturing a bygone era with flair. We offer true South African 4-star hospitality in the heart of...

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Moonlight Manor

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Victoria West

Moonlight Manor is located on the N12 in the quiet Upper Karoo town of Victoria West, in the Northern Cape Region. Id...

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R375.0

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7 de Laan Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Kakamas

7de Laan Guest House is situated in 7th Street, Pofadder in the Northern Cape. Pofadder is a charming little village ...

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R500.0

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Kamieskroon Cosy Cottages

Cottages, Self Catering in Kamieskroon

Kamieskroon Cosy Cottage has two separate units that sleep 4 persons each (including the double-bed sleeper couch). B...

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R730.0

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Kenhardt Hotel

Hotels, Self Catering in Upington

Kenhardt Hotel is situated on the R27 to Cape Town, halfway between Pretoria or Johannesburg and Cape Town. For real ...

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R345.0

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Tarantula Guest House

Cottages, Guest Houses, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Calvinia

Tarantula Self-catering offers comfortable accommodation in two fully furnished units located on the outskirts of Cal...

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R680.0

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The Falls Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Augrabies

The Falls Guest House has five luxurious units, each individually decorated . The perfect destination for the holiday...

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R685.0

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Hadida Guest House

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Kimberley

Comfortable and private accommodation in 16 fully equipped units with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. Self-catering - Breakfast o...

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R750.0

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Naries Namakwa Retreat

Guest Lodge in Springbok

Who is Naries Namakwa Retreat?

Naries is a beautiful & romantic hideaway on the edge of the Spektakelberg between Sp...

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R3430.0

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Kalahari River & Safari Co

Resorts in Kakamas

All our accommodation is keeping within the Feel of the Rugged Kalahari. Our camp is a family orientated destination,...

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R350.0

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Orange Valley Guest Farm

Bed and Breakfast in Colesberg

Orange Valley is a working farm and run by the Bruce and Sue Arnott. Our accommodation consists of 4 spacious suites...

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The Boutique Guesthouse Manor

Boutique Hotels in De Aar

As you might expect, finishes and fittings have been selected with both luxury and comfort in mind. Whether you prefe...

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R850.0

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Calvinia Hotel

Hotels in Calvinia

Rated number one hotel on Tripadvisor, Calvinia Hotel offers comfortable, air-conditioned en-suite rooms. There is a ...

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R540.0

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The Lighthouse Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Colesberg

* Complimentary WiFi
* 13 en-suite units ideal for the family or business traveler.
* Air-conditioners in selected r...

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R500.0

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Bread & Barrel Eureka

Guest Houses in Kimberley

Bread & Barrel Eureka is a beautiful old Victorian house, located within walking from the CBD, University and shoppin...

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R600.0

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Gables Inn

Resorts, Self Catering in Colesberg

Gables Inn is an overnight accommodation situated in Colesberg; on the N1 halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg....

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R265.0

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Bedrock Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Self Catering in Port Nolloth

The main house (B&B) and most of the self-catering cottages are on the beachfront, making it the perfect place to enj...

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R590.0

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Dinkwe Guest House

Guest Houses in Rietfontein

Dinkwe Guest House is situated in an old well established, tranquil and quiet neighbourhood of Rietfontein in the Moo...

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R700.0

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Toverberg Guest House

Guest Houses in Colesberg

15 and 15A Bell Street consists of two two bedroom units and 5 Bell Street of 2 one bedroom units with an extra bedro...

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More info about Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is South Africa’s largest province yet the least populated. The capital, Kimberley, is known for diamonds and the largest man-made hole on the planet. Other major towns include Upington to the north, Springbok to the west and Sutherland in the south.

Roads throughout the region are well maintained and if you are looking for peace and tranquillity, we recommend you visit one of the many interesting towns or game farms. The western boundary of the Northern Cape lies along the Atlantic Ocean where diamonds are washed up onto beaches.

The cold nutrient-rich waters bring huge volumes of fish, sufficient for large colonies of Cape Fur Seals, Gannets and Penguins to establish breeding grounds. If star gazing is your thing, then the Northern Cape’s sky will have you mesmerised.

Safari options, 4x4 trails and off-road biking routes are abundant throughout the area. Weaver’s nests along the roads often house up to 500 birds and their weight can buckle sturdy telephone poles.

South Africa’s first nation, the Khoisan group, occupied this area for millennia, leaving behind their rock paintings as a legacy. Several mission towns were established to convert the Khoisan, many of which still exist and can be visited.

The Northern Cape is unspoilt landscapes, fresh air, clear night skies, friendly people, and quaint towns.

 

Things to Do and See

North

The Bloodhound Project is a British-run initiative launched a few years ago to build a vessel that would break the 1000mph (1600kph) land speed record. The site where the attempt will be made in 2016 is at Hakskeen Pan, in the far north of the province .

Augrabies National Park is one of South Africa’s national treasures. In the park are the Orange River Gorge and the 56m Augrabies (meaning Place of Great Noise in Khoi) waterfall, thunderous when the river is in flood. Several animal species are resident in the park including the Black Eagle, Cape Otter and inquisitive Meerkat.

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is an amalgamation of two border parks, one in South Africa, the other in Botswana. Here you are given the opportunity of glimpsing the black-maned Kalahari lion and if very fortunate, the secretive leopard. The park is a photographer’s dream with barren red sands stark against any animals crossing them.

Note: Two  camps are closed for renovations, re-opening October 2016

West

The Richtersveld National Park in the extreme west of the province is Africa’s only mountain desert. Africa’s deepest canyon, the Fish River Canyon, is found here too. One of the park’s oddities is the halfmens (translated as half plant, half human) a cactus species that resembles the human body shape. Only 4x4 vehicles can enter the park.

Orange River Rafting is a super fun way of negotiating the massive Orange River and enjoying the Richtersveld National Park scenery and is safe for children.

The coastal town Kleinzee is part of the restricted diamond mining area owned by the De Beers Companies, but visitors are welcome to take conducted tours of the mine, 4x4 tours along the beaches to see the shipwrecks along this treacherous part of the coast and  visit the massive Cape Fur Seal colony nearby .

If only to say you have visited a one-horse town once in your life, remember to stop – if you see it – at the small, friendly town of Pofadder (Puff Adder)

East

Kimberley’s Big Hole and mine museum are definitely worth a visit. Kimberley has South Africa’s only drive-in bar, at the historic Halfway House hotel. The Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre just outside of the town contains over 400 San rock engravings.

The Orange River Wine Cellars in Upington offer wine tastings and cellar tours.

The dunes at the Witsand Kalahari Nature Reserve have two unique characteristics: on extremely dry and hot days (December to February), the dunes emit eerie sounds. This phenomenon is known as the Roaring Sand. Lightning strikes the dunes regularly, causing silica to melt into odd-shaped forms known as fulgurites.

South

Springtime in Namaqualand transforms the barren surroundings into Carpets of colourful Wild Flowers. This is one of nature’s wonders and a must for anyone visiting the area between late August and late October.

The South African Large Telescope (SALT) is the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere. It is located outside Sutherland, a town best known for being one of the coldest in South Africa and almost zero light pollution. Tours of the SALT facility are possible.

Many fossils have been discovered at the Salpeterkop Caves near Sutherland.

 

Where to Eat

Most towns have small hotels or eateries in which to buy a meal, the emphasis being mainly on quantity rather than quality but engaging with the establishment owner and kitchen staff will make every meal memorable.

If opting for farm accommodation or any of the guest houses en route, you are most likely to experience a hearty meal.

Where to Stay

There are hundreds of hotels, guest houses and safari camps spread throughout this region, all manner of accommodation, from farm-style living to absolute luxury, depending on where you visit.

Transport

AirFlights to  Kimberley & Upington are via Johannesburg or Cape Town. Springbok has a small airstrip, as does Kleinzee and Sutherland. Private chartering can be organised for flights to and from these towns.

Car: Car rentals are available in Kimberley, Upington and Springbok.

Taxis: Taxi services operate in all towns listed above.

 Did you know?

The Northern Cape is referred to as the Diamond Province.

The Augrabies waterfall is the largest in South Africa.

The Northern Cape encompasses three deserts and two of the largest rivers wind their way through this region.

Boesmansgat, near the town of Kuruman, is the 3rd deepest freshwater sinkhole in the world and is where the 1996 world record of 288m free dive was set by Nuno Gomez.

Several international and national paragliding records have been set in the Karoo town of De Aar.