NORTHERN CAPE ACCOMMODATION
The Northern Cape Northern is province is the largest of all the South African provinces and is particularly well known for its incredible annual floral display that takes place in Namaqualand. It comprises of semi-desert beauty which is why it might be surprising to discover that the province has a beautiful coastline. The province has always been defined by its mining history when diamonds were discovered in Kimberley formerly the diamond capital of the world.
This province is also home to the last remaining true San people who live in the Kalahari area of the Northern Cape, so naturally, it is rich in San rock engravings and fossil.
Accommodation in the province ranges from hotels, guest houses, bed & breakfast, self-catering, holiday apartments & suites, holiday cottages & chalets, holiday homes & villas, Self-catering, Camping and Caravanning
- Kgalagadi (Kalahari) Transfrontier Park
- Goegap Nature Reserve, Namaqualand.
- The Big Hole, Kimberley- The size of eight football fields, this is the world’s largest man-made hole and one of Kimberley’s main tourist attractions
- The Kimberley Mine Museum
- The Augrabies Falls in the Augrabies Falls National Park one of South Africa’s great natural wonders.
- Mokala National Park- it protects some of the country’s most endangered species, including white and black rhino.
- Tankwa Karoo National Park
- Belgravia Historic Walk- the place of beautiful old Victorian villas
- Quiver Tree Forest- this area has the world’s largest concentration of flowering aloes.
- Magersfontein Battlefield & Museum.
WHEN TO VISIT
The best times to visit are in July and August known as the busiest tourism months. December and November are not popular tourist times. This arid region can get extremely hot with maximum temperatures of up to 40°C. The summer months are from November to April. The ideal time to visit is the during the winter month when the animals are in search of water. There’s a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year, however, the most spectacular scenery in this part of the province is in late winter between mid-July and October. This is when the Namaqualand flowers bloom, saturating the landscape with an amazing colourful display, drawing tourists from across the globe.