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Northern Cape Vacation Packages

The largest province in South Africa is famous for its dramatic landscapes, sprawling blue skies, diamond-mining history, nature reserves and wildlife.

South Africa’s Northern Cape possesses beauty in the form of vast arid terrains, abundant wildlife and blossoming desert landscapes. Scattered around the province are several historic and beguiling towns; however, it is best known for its natural attractions. The Northern Cape is South Africa’s biggest, yet most sparsely populated province and sits in the country’s westernmost region.

A good place to start is Kimberley, the provincial capital and principal site of South Africa’s 19th-century diamond rush. The Big Hole is a 705-foot-deep (215-meter) manmade open mine. See displays of mining artifacts at the Museum of the Big Hole. Learn about indigenous cultures at the city’s galleries or drink a beer at the Halfway House Inn, one of the world’s oldest-surviving drive-in pubs. 

Visit mission stations in Kuruman and then investigate the Eye, a huge natural fountain. Travel west to the frontier town of Upington, home to picturesque wineries along the Orange River. Hike to scenic viewpoints, gaze down at thundering waterfalls or join a white-water rafting trip in Augrabies Falls National Park.

Explore small fishing and diamond-mining villages, such as Alexander Bay and Kleinzee, along the province’s wild and less-traveled coastline. Visit Namaqua National Park in spring to observe the barren desert lands turning into a multicolored carpet of flowers. Jagged mountain ranges present awe-inspiring sights from a jeep safari in Richtersveld National Park.

Go in search of South Africa’s famous wildlife at the province’s nature reserves. Spot flamingos at Kamfers Dam. See Africa’s smallest cat, the black-footed cat, and other nocturnal animals at Bloemfontein Nature Reserve. Look for black-maned lions and gemsbok at the Kgalagadi Tansfrontier Park, which straddles the South Africa-Botswana border. 

Reach the Northern Cape by first flying to either Cape Town’s or Johannesburg’s international airport. Since distances between the province’s destinations are long, many people rent a car or join organized overland tours. The Northern Cape is also a gateway into the desert wilderness of Namibia and Botswana’s spectacular Okavango Delta. 


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£46
Springbok Inn

Springbok Inn

Voortrekker Road, Springbok
3.3
of 5, from 3 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Springbok, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Springbok Church and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Springbok Stadium. Goegap Nature Reserve is 12.3 mi (19.7 km) away.

£106
Naries Namakwa Retreat

Naries Namakwa Retreat

Route R355, Springbok
4.4
of 5, from 5 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the mountains, this guesthouse is within 25 mi (40 km) of Springbok Church, Springbok Stadium, and Goegap Nature Reserve.

£33
Road Lodge Kimberley

Road Lodge Kimberley

Flamingo Entertainment World at, Kimberley
3.0
of 5, from 3 reviews
1.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Kimberley Mine Museum Village, Big Hole, and De Beers Diamond Oval. Barkly West Museum and Canteen Kopje are also within 25 mi (40 km).

£29
Traveller's Joy

Traveller's Joy

17 Ventershoek Street, Colesberg
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Colesberg, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Colesburg Church and Colesberg Museum. Colesberg Park is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away.

£78
River Place Manor

River Place Manor

36a Steenbok Ave, Upington
4.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated on a river, this guesthouse is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Kalahari Mall and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Kalahari-Oranje Museum. Orange River Cellars is 4.2 mi (6.7 km) away.

£51
Protea Hotel by Marriott Kimberley

Protea Hotel by Marriott Kimberley

West Circular Road, Kimberley
3.7
of 5, from 10 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Kimberley, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kimberley Mine Museum Village and Big Hole. De Beers Diamond Oval is 3.5 mi (5.6 km) away.

£47
Urban Hotel Kathu

Urban Hotel Kathu

Cnr Hendrik Van Eck Road & Deben Road, Kathu
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Kathu Village Mall and 2 mi (3.1 km) from Sishen Golf Club. Leach Park is 31.3 mi (50.4 km) away.

£36
Kathu Inn

Kathu Inn

1 Cawood Drive, Lattakoo Estate, Kathu
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Kathu, this apartment is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Sishen Golf Club and 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from Kathu Village Mall. Leach Park and Kuruman Community Hospital are also within 32 mi (52 km).

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