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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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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, ...

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