The Northern Cape
THE NORTHERN CAPE INFO TRAVEL DIRECTORY
The Northern Cape Travel Directory gives you a view into this land of open spaces...... The Northern Cape has many diverse cultures, is rich in frontier history and brave missionaries. The Northern Cape Travel Directory offers informative content on accommodation as well as the countless activities for the adrenaline junkies, hikers, hunters and 4x4 adventurers. The Northern Cape province also boasts with some impressive Game reserves with endless game and one of the most unique flora in the world.
The Northern Cape is both the largest and least populated province in South Africa. It is vast, dry and at times very cold with snow common on the southern plains that reach between 1200 and 1800 metres in altitude. The Northern Cape Province is probably most well known for its diamond mines in Kimberley, the game reserves of the Kalahari and its clear nights which are ideal for star gazing.
Diamonds were first discovered in 1871 on Colesberg Koppie. You will not find this koppie anywhere....it is now the Big Hole, the largest artificial construction to be found anywhere. Around this 365m deep pit Kimberley sprang into being, impelled by the diamond rush that drew 30 000 miners to the diamond fields of South Africa.
A rich bounty of alluvial diamonds is also mined off the west coast. The wild and lonely western coastline is also one of the world's most prolific fishing grounds, providing yet another source of revenue.[READMORE]
Activities in The Northern Cape
The Northern Cape Travel Directory includes a wide ranges of activities in the province. A must see attraction of the Northern Cape is of course the extravagant beauty of Namaqualand's wild flowers. If you are lucky enough to visit the area in Spring, you will be rewarded by the site of the desert suddenly bursting into a feast of colour. It is at this time of year that the famous Namaqua daisies burst out of their drab winter colours, and transform the desert floor into a living carpet of colour. Some popular towns to visit in the Namakwa region include Calvinia, Fraserburg, Springbok, Sutherland, Nieuwoudtville, Loeriesfontein.
The area is also notable for fine examples of Bushman art, abundant deposits of semi-precious stones, and friendly hospitality.
The Green Kalahari, is another part of the vast province not to be missed! It stretches for hundreds of kilometres along the Orange River forming an oasis of unspoilt nature reserves teeming with herds of game and protected species. In this region you will be treated to some of the finest game viewing in Africa, wine farms, outdoor adventure activities, and the majestic Augrabies Falls. Some of the popular towns to visit in the Green Kalahari include Upington, Kakamas, Augrabies, Kanoneiland.
The Green Kalahari, has always drawn people with the life-force of the Orange river flowing through its midst. The region's earliest inhabitants, the San, were later joined by Nama and Koranna people as well as European settlers in the Green Kalahari's fertile plains. Today it is an oasis 550km long flanked by vineyards with thriving animal and plant life.
Visit the diamond fields of the Northern Cape and relive the days of the great diamond rush when lives were ruined and fortunes were made with a tour of historic Kimberley before heading off through the battlefields of the Anglo-Boer war and on into the Kalahari sunset. Some other towns in the Diamond Fields include Barkley West, Hartswater, Jan Kempdorp.
Accommodation in The Northern Cape
The Northern Cape Travel Directory will give you a great number of accommodation options in the Northern Cape Province. Accommodation ranges from luxury Hotels, Guest Houses, B&B's, Game Lodges, Self Catering, Camping and much more!
Businesses in The Northern Cape
This region also offers a range of business opportunities and please feel free to view our Business Directory of The Northern Cape.
Northern Cape Tourism
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