Big blue skies and brilliant starlit nights make the sparsely populated Northern Cape a great place to get away from it all. The combination of deserts, rivers and ancient cultures provides a recipe that will please all adventure seekers.
The rugged arid landscape of the Richtersveld and undulating dunes of the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park are popular destinations for 4x4 and wildlife enthusiasts.
The town of Springbok, the heart of the Namaqualand region, is famous for its Namaqualand daisies and in tiny Sutherland; budding astronomers find some of the best stargazing on earth at the largest astronomical observatory in the Southern Hemisphere.
The lifeline of this arid region, the Orange River, thunders its way through a ravine into a sheer granite pool, creating the cascading Augrabies Falls, before it becomes a gentle flowing river where the cool water provide a stark contrast to the arid surroundings of the Richtersveld.
One of the highlights of a Northern Cape adventure is a rafting trip on inflatable rafts or canoes on the mighty Orange.
The open, unpopulated spaces of the Northern Cape call visitors back time and again to hike its rugged trails, shoot its turbulent rapids, fish its living rivers, sail its sapphire skies, explore its many back-roads, view its splendid game, revel in its unusual flora and explore the brooding chamber so its worked-out mines.
Discover the Northern Cape for real South African adventure, a province as real as the people who choose to explore it.