Adventures in Northern Cape

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…

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Adventures in Northern Cape
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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.

Northern Cape Adventures

Bakkie Skiing

Adventures in far away Northern Cape tend to be a bit on the unique side – Bakkie Skiing is not your standard activity, but it’s fun, fast and dusty! Race along the endless, dusty Kalahari roads behind a bakkie (pick-up) on a custom-made ‘ski’ – you can go as fast as you dare!

Fly Fishing

Go on a Fly Fishing adventure on the mighty Orange River in the Northern Cape. The wide open spaces and the rugged arid environment provide a stark contrast to the cool waters of the river. Fly Fishing here is pure manna for the soul – all stress melts away as you cast your line into this wide flowing...

Gyrocopter

The best way to really enjoy the view is on a Gyrocopter Flight. Flying safely at low speeds this is a relaxing way to take in the beauty of the Northern Cape. It is also a great way to learn to fly. Whether you are keen to see the mighty Orange from above or want to start a career in the skies –...

Helicopter Flights

If you want a Helicopter Flight in sapphire blue skies above wide open spaces then look no further than the sparsely populated Northern Cape. See the Big Hole of Kimberly, the mighty Orange River or Augrabies Falls from above – its all part of a days flying in the Northern Cape.

Hiking

The arid region of the Northern Cape springs into life in late July when thousands of Namaqualand daisies display a floral carpet that will take your breath away. A Hiking Adventure here consists of days spent in magnificent scenery with sightings of whales and dolphins with nights in comfortable overnight...

Microlight Flying

Microlight Flights give you a wonderful sense of freedom. Where better to enjoy this than the rugged Northern Cape. Take in the beauty of the namaqualand daisies in the spring, the roaring Augrabies falls, the tranquil Orange River, the Big Hole of Kimberly from above. A Microlight Flying Adventure...

Paragliding

The blue skies of the Northern Cape are just perfect for a Paragliding Adventure. Get away from it all and explore the deserts, rivers and ancient environment of this rugged and arid landscape. Suspended in your harness, you can soar like an eagle on a tandem flight – but it is unlikely that this...

River Rafting

From its source in the Drakensberg mountains in Lesotho, the Orange River flows westward, forming the border between the Free State and Northern Cape, before it deposits its waters into the mighty Atlantic Ocean. The Orange River forms the international border between Northern Cape and Namibia as well...

Slackpacking

A Slackpacking Adventure in the Northern Cape is a fantastic option for really getting away from it all. Clear days, unique nature and starry nights make this region a great place for hiking. Walk on a multi-day trail during the day and spend the night in a welcoming lodge or B&B where a cackling...

White Water Kayaking

From its source in the Drakensberg Mountains, high in the tiny kingdom of Lesotho comes one of Northern Cape’s most beloved rivers – the mighty Orange. Flowing westward towards the Atlantic, this river is the lifeblood of the arid Northern Cape. It is also one of the main reasons why adventurers...

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting in the Northern Cape is an adventure on the Orange River. The longest river in Northern Cape offers an unforgettable experience that will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated! Our operators here offer days of White Water Rafting through breathtaking scenery (that you will need to appreciate...