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Northern Cape

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Northern Cape
Northern Cape in South Africa.svg
Quick Facts
Capital Kimberley
Government South African Providence
Currency South African Rand (ZAR)
Area 372,889 km2
Population 1,162,900(2013 est)
Language Official: Afrikaans, English, Sotho, Tswana, Xhosa
Religion n/a
Electricity 220-240V/50HZ (South Africa plug)
Time Zone UTC +2
Map of the Northern Cape
Northern Cape, close to the Namibian border.
A typical Northern Cape scene

The Northern Cape [2] is situated in the north-west corner of South Africa. Although it is the largest of the nine provinces (361,000 sq km) it has the smallest population (900,000).


The Northern Cape can be divided into the following regions:

Diamond Fields
Eastern edge of the Northern Cape
The south eastern region
The west coast and bordering onto the Western Cape
Green Kalahari
In the north, bordering on Namibia and Botswana
North eastern region


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Originally the Northern Cape was part of what used to be known as the Cape Province. However, after the 1994 elections the old provincial boundaries were redrawn, and the Cape Province was split into the Northern Cape, the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape Provinces.

The Northern Cape is a dry and sparsely populated region, and much of it is semi-desert. Nevertheless, it has a beauty of its own and is a popular destination for South African and international tourists alike.


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By car[edit]

The Northern Cape Province is served by a number of excellent national roads.

By plane[edit]

Both Upington Airport and Kimberley Airport have flights to some of the major cities in South Africa, operated by South African Airways.

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  • Wildthing Adventures, Orange River, Richtersveld, South African / Namibian border (Follow the N7 from Cape Town North toward Springbok, North of Springbok is the border post Vioolsdrift on the Orange River.), +27(0)21 556-1917, [1]. 9AM-5PM. Come for the experience of a lifetime on a 4 day and 4 night fully catered wilderness experience. Come and enjoy our 5 star bush cuisine while sleeping under the stars and enjoying the beautiful Richtersveld scenery from the comfort of your canoe or camping chair. Our profesional and qualified guides will make sure to give you the experience of a lifetime. Children from the age of 8 yrs to pensioners of 75 yrs welcome! R2395pp Adults.  edit
  • Rock Climbing

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