The Northern Cape
Northern Cape Information Directory
This directory on the Northern Cape covers information from advertisers on accommodation, activities, restaurants and businesses.
The province is situated to the south of the powerful Orange River which provides the province with its good agricultural system. The Northern Cape is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west with Namibia to the north and Botswana to the north-west. The Swartberg mountain range forms part of its southern border.
The Northern Cape is South Africa’s largest province taking up about a third of the country’s total land area. The capital of the province is Kimberley - a diverse and interesting city. The province is easily accessible with two major airports situated at Kimberley and Upington and has a good road network.
The central areas of the Northern Cape are generally flat and combined with salt pans. The Karoo rocks are sprinkled with kimberlite providing the province with its most precious held diamonds.
Sutherland, a popular if bitterly cold winter town is popular with stargazers as it boasts the southern hemisphere’s largest astronomical observatory, the sponsored Southern African Large Telescope. Many keen budding and hobby astrologers flock to Sutherland to see the stars from clear skies. Read More