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Northern Cape

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Northern Cape

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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).


Northern Cape


Other destinations

National parks

Other nature reserves


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.


Get in

By car

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

By plane

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

Get around




  • 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)215561917, [1]. 9:00-17:00. 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.


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