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Northern Cape

The Northern Cape Province of South Africa The Northern Cape Province of South Africa is a vast and deceptively arid area – ‘deceptively’, as the varied semi-arid to arid landscapes support an astonishing biodiversity in a variety of biomes that range from sheep dotted Karoo ‘veld’ to the deep red dunes of the Kalahari ‘desert’. Possibly the flowers in Namaqualand is the best known feature of this area. In spring the most glorious carpets of flowers attract botanists from all over the world. Pho...

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North to West Cape flower spectacular North to West Cape flower spectacular

Earlier this month I posted about my adventure in the Northern Cape to see the annual floral display mother nature puts...

Northern Cape flower spectacular Northern Cape flower spectacular

I’ve been dreaming about seeing the West Coast and Northern Cape flowers for years! Growing up in Jozi’s concrete wonderland...

Orange River, Groot Melkboom Orange River, Groot Melkboom

If you'd enjoy spending a night or two along the Orange River banks, you'd probably be interested in the Namaqua 4x4 Eco-trail...

Cape Town to Pretoria with Rovos Rail Cape Town to Pretoria with Rovos Rail

Travelling on the Rovos Rail means you'll enjoy fine foods and wines, not to mention sleeping compartments fit for royalty...

The colours of Calvinia - Northern Cape The colours of Calvinia - Northern Cape

Calvinia is small. It’s a dusty town ringed by copper mountains and creaky windmills. Once a year, its weathered face blossoms...

Kalahari Sushi & Other Secrets Kalahari Sushi & Other Secrets

A pocket of the arid Northern Cape opens into a generous smile along the Orange River, where more than a hundred islands are ...

Take a Hike -  Explore Augrabies on Foot Take a Hike - Explore Augrabies on Foot

The short hiking trails in the Augrabies Falls National Park are an excellent way to explore this bewitching landscape of rocks...

Summer camp: 5 days, 50 km Summer camp: 5 days, 50 km

By day, explore the endless shoreline, coves and bays that characterise the coastal section of Namaqua National Park. At night,...

Night Rides Night Rides

Shaen Adey discovers an irresistible combination - cycling the Richtersveld by the light of the fall moon. I'd been invited to ...

Extreme Kgalagadi Extreme Kgalagadi

Expectations are everything. Get them wrong and a trip to Kgalagadi, with its extreme weather conditions, great distances, ...

The Saddle Horse Museum, Richmond, Northern Cape The Saddle Horse Museum, Richmond, Northern Cape

If you are a horse lover, the Saddle Horse Museum in Richmond, Karoo, will have so much of interest, you will spend hours browsing

Vetmuis Plaaskombuis, Richmond, Karoo, Northern Cape Vetmuis Plaaskombuis, Richmond, Karoo, Northern Cape

Enjoy the heart of Karoo Cuisine at the Vetmuis Kombuis in Richmond. Fresh menu served around conversation and a warm ambiance.

Victoria Trading Post, Victoria West, Karoo, Northern Cape Victoria Trading Post, Victoria West, Karoo, Northern Cape

The Trading Post Padstal in Victoria West is a great pit stop and houses the interesting rugby museum of legend Mannetjies Roux.

Kayak Tours Orange River Rafting, Hopetown, Northern Cape Kayak Tours Orange River Rafting, Hopetown, Northern Cape

Fantastic white water rafting on the mighty Orange River near Hopetown. Camp out on sandy banks after a stunning day on the water.

Namakwa 4x4 Route, Springbok to the West Coast Namakwa 4x4 Route, Springbok to the West Coast

The Namakwa 4x4 trail in the Northern Cape is a best kept secret of beautiful desert scenery, isolation, starry skies and floral

Cycle Trails around Kamieskroon, Namaqualand Cycle Trails around Kamieskroon, Namaqualand

In spring the MTB trails around Kamieskroon in Namaqualand make you think you have found your way to the Garden of Eden. MTB gem.

The Quiver Tree Forest, Kenhardt, Northern Cape The Quiver Tree Forest, Kenhardt, Northern Cape

Just 10 km south of Kenhardt, on the Brandvlei road, there is a forest of about five thousand amazing quiver trees, in a nature ..

Ouma Miemie’s Farm Stall, Kenhardt, Green Kalahari Ouma Miemie’s Farm Stall, Kenhardt, Green Kalahari

Ouma Miemie’s Farm Stall near Kenhardt is one of those places that is a treat to visit on any road trip. Beautifully decorated ...

Verneukpan, Kalahari, Northern Cape Verneukpan, Kalahari, Northern Cape

Verneukpan is a huge, absolutely flat pan, near Kenhardt, Kalahari, that has attracted speedsters, kite surfers and photographers

Oranjerus Resort, Kanoneiland, Green Kalahari, Northern Cape Oranjerus Resort, Kanoneiland, Green Kalahari, Northern Cape

The Oranjerus Resort offers an amazing setting in the Orange River, on Kanoneiland, close to Upington. Self catering and camping.