Northern Cape

Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is a vast and open area made up of the semi-arid Karoo and the Kalahari Desert. The exquisite scenery is often covered by clear, cobalt blue skies. The desert is home to unique flora and fauna that have adapted to the dry conditions.

   CAPITAL Kimberley
   OTHER CITIES Upington
   AIRPORTS Upington
   DESTINATIONS
Diamond Fields, Green Kalahari, Karoo, Namakwa
   AREA At 29.7%, the biggest province in the country
  POPULATION 2.1% of the country at 0.9 million
  LANGUAGES Afrikaans, English & Xhosa

Not to be missed

  • Augrabies Falls National Park
  • Green Kalahari Region around Upington
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontiers Park
  • Riemvasmaak, the Nama people
  • The Big Hole in Kimberley
  • Namaqualand Daisies