The Northern Cape is the largest province in South Africa and the province with the least population. Nonetheless, there are still many places worth exploring for tourists in the Northern Cape, whether their interests lie in the origin of the diamond industry, the British-Berg war, wildlife, the splendid spring flowers of Namaqualand, and canoeing on the mighty Orange River. Still enjoy the clear sky and the open spaces of Hantam and Upper Karoo.

Climate: Due to their respective regions and altitudes, the Northern Cape has experienced a variety of climatic conditions. The Northern Cape enjoys summer rains, but this is not common. The summer months have long, hot summer days and cool nights. The weather is mild in winter, but the night is very cold and the temperature is usually below zero. Snow in winter and severe frosts at night are common.

Shopping: There are many shopping malls, handicraft shops and many ethical hawkers along the beach. Goods include mohair products such as sweatshirts, carpets and blankets; the famous Karoo lamb, dried fruits, diamonds, jewellery and precious stones.

Top ten attractions:

Diamond Field:

This area is known as the steppe country of Southern Africa. The sun-drenched plains are overgrown with grass and locust trees. For geologists, this is a dazzling pleasure, and for tourists, the “Diamond Road” is an exciting journey that can take you back in time.


Today, this city is a prosperous and prosperous metropolis, worthy of the title of “Diamond Capital of the World”. The city is designed for tourists, and there are many options for accommodation, restaurants, shopping centers and attractions. During the world’s largest diamond boom, visit the town’s replica and “Eureka”, the world’s first diamond discovered in the Big Hole and Kimberley Mine Museum.

Groen Riversmond:

The seaside estuary of Groenriviersmond (Green River Mouth) is located southwest of Garis and offers excellent fishing and crayfish diving opportunities.


In the spring, the area changed from a desert landscape to a carpet of colorful wildflowers, attracting many tourists. The area is also a playground for adventure tourists, offering hiking, canoeing and 4×4 trails. The coastline is popular with fishermen and has a thriving crayfish industry. Diamonds are also mined from the sea, and copper is also mined. The world-famous Richtersveld National Park is in this area.

Hanta Karoo:

Millions of years ago, the area was an inland sea. Over time, it became a dry and rugged landscape with vast plains and mountains. The area is known to astronomers for its extraordinary night sky, and is home to the South African Observatory. The area is also famous for its spring wildflowers and is home to the rare Sterboom.

Kgalagadi Trans-Border National Park:

The first cross-border park in Africa, Kgalagadi “Thirst Place” shared with Botswana and crossed the border into Botswana to promote the migration of wild animals and the movement of free-roaming predators; the red sand dunes and sparse vegetation of Nossob and Auob The dry riverbed provides a great opportunity for wildlife viewing and photography. 58 species of mammals and more than 400 species of plants share deserts and dry grasslands, while approximately 260 species of birds, including at least 20 species of large raptors, share the sky.

Richtersveld National Park:

Richtersveld is the largest mountain desert park in Southern Africa, with 160,000 hectares of lava mountains and sandy plains, located on the northwest bend of the Orange River. It is also one of the most precious and fragile ecosystems in the world. Its peculiar rock formations shaped and carved by wind and sun are the land of those who are keen on “rough”. Visitors can explore the area in a comfortable 4×4 off-road vehicle or row a boat in the long river.

Green Kalahari:

Dominating this area are lush vineyards and the huge Orange River, which winds through a huge valley. Kalahari Oryx National Park and Augrabies Falls National Park-and its famous black rhino adventure tour should not be missed.

Augrabies Falls National Park:

Augrabies Falls is one of the five largest waterfalls in the world. It pours at a height of 56m in a tumbling, turbulent vortex composed of foam, mist and rainbow. It is said to contain countless diamond wealth and a river monster. Black rhinos can be found here, and tourists can also play games.


The sun-drenched Kalahari, with its ancient and undulating landforms and an endless horizon, evokes memories of the land before time. This area is the seat of the “eye”, which is a permanent and abundant source of daily water. Hunting activities in the area are very popular, and Kalahari is home to more than 40 species of raptor and bald eagle and 7 species of owl.

Source by Gerald Crawford

Travel tips for Northern Cape, South Africa

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