Northern Cape

Northern Cape

Things to do - general

The Northern Cape is South Africa’s largest and least densely populated province. With its endless vistas, big skies, small towns and long distances, it can be a bit of a culture shock for the unwary. It’s not a good destination if you’re looking for instant gratification, constant entertainment and neatly packaged experiences. For tourism purposes, the Northern Cape is divided into five regions. If the Northern Cape is wild – and it is – then the Kalahari is really wild. The only developments here are huge manganese and iron mines, and the mission town of Kuruman with its fabulous freshwater spring. Other than these and a few settlements with names like Black Rock, or Hotazel, it’s miles and miles sand, grass and thorn trees.

Where the Orange River winds through the Kalahari, it forms a long, green oasis, and the region is aptly called the Green Kalahari. Here wine and table grapes grow under irrigation, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park shelters innumerable animals, plants and birds, and the Augrabies Falls thunder into their spectacular gorge.

The Diamond Fields is the smallest and most densely populated region. The northern part, around the Vaal-Harts Irrigation Scheme, is an agricultural area of note but, of course, it’s really all about diamonds. Kimberley is still an active diamond mining area. There are battlefields to visit, interesting small towns to explore, and amazing rock art to admire.

The Karoo Region is characterised by huge plains intersperse with flat-topped koppies, and small villages with typical and unmistakeable Karoo architecture. As well as the archetypical flat-roofed, stoep-fronted townhouses, there are also some interesting Victorian buildings and even a few Art Deco buildings, the most notable of which is the Apollo Theatre in Victoria West. The small but growing town of Sutherland, which is renowned for its clear skies and lack of light pollution, is home to SALT, the Southern African Large Telescope. The N1, the N10 and the N12 traverse this region.

The Namakwa region is a weird and wonderful expanse of moon-like landscapes, interesting mission towns, bizarre plants and acres of iridescent, jewel-like flowers carpeting the desert from horizon to horizon. The ocean here is cold and rough, and most of the coastal towns are small seaports inhabited by hardy fishing folk and tough macho diamond divers. The Orange River on the northern border is a great paddling destination with trips ranging from extreme to serene. Distances are huge but the roads, even most of the many dirt roads, are excellent. Guard against driver fatigue.

75 on Milner Lodge

75 on Milner Lodge

kimberley , Northern CapeSuperior
75 On Milner Lodge is a 4 Star Superior Establishment. It is situated in Kimberley’s Memorial More info
@ Belurana River Boutique Hotel

@ Belurana River Boutique Hotel

upington , Northern CapeSuperior
At Belurana River Manor is a 5* property that is situated in the heart of Upington (Northern Cape).T More info
Aan't Kanaal B&B

Aan't Kanaal B&B

upington , Northern Cape
Situated about 2km from the CBD of Upington, it offers bed and breakfast accommodation and a self-ca More info
Acondri Guest House

Acondri Guest House

kathu , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Kathu offers a variety of activities: golf course (rated as one of the top five courses in the count More info
African Vineyard Guest House, Wedding, Conference Venue & Wellness Spa

African Vineyard Guest House, Wedding, Conference Venue & Wellness Spa

upington , Northern CapeSuperior
African Vineyard Guest House, Wedding, Conference Venue & Wellness Spa, situated in Kanoneiland, More info
Afrique

Afrique

upington , Northern CapeSuperior
Afrique your home away from home…. Come and experience the diversity and tranquility of Upington’s b More info
Airport Bed and Breakfast

Airport Bed and Breakfast

upington , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Situated only minutes away from the airport and The Kalahari Mall.Our rooms are all luxuriously furn More info
Aletheim Guest House (59 Milner Street)

Aletheim Guest House (59 Milner Street)

kimberley , Northern Cape
Aletheim Guest House is situated in the heart of Kimberley (Northern Cape). This property offers acc More info
Ambassadors Lodge

Ambassadors Lodge

kimberley , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Ambassadors Lodge is an AA Highly Recommended guest house situated in Kimberley, South-Africa. With More info
Annie's Cottage B&B Pension (Namaqualand)

Annie's Cottage B&B Pension (Namaqualand)

springbok , Northern Cape
Annie’s Cottage is a beautiful old manor house in Springbok, Namaqualand, at the foot of a rug More info
Anwil B&B

Anwil B&B

upington , Northern CapeRecommended
Anwil Guest House is situated in the calm and quiet neighbourhood of Bellvue, Upington. The guest ho More info
At Judy's Guest House

At Judy's Guest House

kimberley , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
At Judy’s Guest House in Rhodesdene (Kimberley, Northern Cape) offers accommodation in 10 cosy More info
Azalea B&B

Azalea B&B

kuruman , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Welcome to Azalea B&B in Kuruman. We have 6 rooms available with secure parking, and each room h More info
Bains House

Bains House

upington , Northern CapeSuperior
Bain’s House is a 4* Guesthouse situated 1km from the centre of Uppington.This ideal locati More info
Barney Barnato B&B

Barney Barnato B&B

kimberley , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Barney Barnato B&B in Kimberley is a centrally located, luxury establishment that offers it’s gu More info
Be My Guest Upington

Be My Guest Upington

upington , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Be MyGuest, presented by Upington Accommodation, is an Upington guesthouse, situated a mere 5 minute More info
Bedrock Lodge

Bedrock Lodge

port-nolloth , Northern Cape
The 3-star Bedrock Lodge situated in Port Nolloth, Northern Cape, offers accommodation in double en More info
Belvedere Guest House

Belvedere Guest House

kakamas , Northern Cape
Belvedere Guest House is situated in the small town of Kakamas, just an hour’s drive from Upin More info
Blue Rain Guest House

Blue Rain Guest House

upington , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Upington is a dry and hot area, characterized by desolate deserts and harsh landscapes. Do not let t More info
Bokaro Boutique Guest House

Bokaro Boutique Guest House

prieska , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Offering comfortable accommodation in the small town of Prieska, BoKaro Boutique Guesthouse is a gre More info
Browns Manor

Browns Manor

upington , Northern CapeSuperior
Browns Manor is situated in Upington on the banks of the mighty Orange River. It offers accommodatio More info
Cana Lodge

Cana Lodge

upington , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Cana Lodge is situated in Upington, which is surrounded by vineyards in the heart of the green Kalah More info
Carmel Villa B&B & Self Catering

Carmel Villa B&B & Self Catering

calvinia , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Welcome to Calvinia’s Monument of Love!Carmel Villa is a Victorian Heritage Building (renovated and More info
Carrington Lodge

Carrington Lodge

kimberley , Northern Cape
Carrington Lodge is situated in a tranquil, up-market established suburb of Kimberley and offers war More info
Carters Rest Guest House

Carters Rest Guest House

kimberley , Northern CapeSuperior
Welcome to Carters Rest guesthouse, your “home away from home”. Centrally situated and easy to reac More info
Cas Da Willa

Cas Da Willa

kathu , Northern CapeRecommended
Quiet, tranquil, your home away from home. Situated in the Kalahari, Northern Cape, South Africa vir More info
Cecil John Rhodes Guest House

Cecil John Rhodes Guest House

kimberley , Northern Cape
Cecil John Rhodes Guest House, situated in Kimberley (Northern Cape), offers accommodation in eight More info
Colesview Guest House

Colesview Guest House

colesberg , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Your hosts, Alex and Rene Dumas, will offer you a warm welcome at Colesview Guest House, where the c More info
D'Olive Rose Boutique Hotel

D'Olive Rose Boutique Hotel

postmasburg , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, D’Olive Rose Boutique Hotel offers accommodation in Postmasbur More info
De Nachtuilen Guest House

De Nachtuilen Guest House

upington , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
De Nachtuilen Guest House is situated in the tourist corridor of Upington, the river city of the Gre More info
De Oude Scholen B&B

De Oude Scholen B&B

victoria-west , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Victoria West is in the heart of the Great Karoo, about 615km from Cape Town. The area boasts a fant More info
Die Blou Nartjie

Die Blou Nartjie

calvinia , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Die Blou Nartjie in Calvinia (Northern Cape) that offers accommodation in eight bedrooms that all co More info
Die Koppie Gastehuis

Die Koppie Gastehuis

prieska , Northern Cape
Die Koppie Gastehuis is set on the foot of the Prieska koppie and offers exclusive accommodation for More info
Die Ou Lady

Die Ou Lady

calvinia , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Located in Calvinia, 50 m from Dutch Reformed Church (Calvinia), Die Ou Lady Guesthouse is a guest h More info
Eden Guest House

Eden Guest House

jan-kempdorp , Northern CapeSuperior
Eden Guesthouse offers you a homely environment, with just the right amount of extra special touches More info
Elkoweru Guest House

Elkoweru Guest House

springbok , Northern Cape
Elkoweru Gastehuis is een van die oudste en mees gevestigde gastehuise in Springbok, die hartklop va More info
Esperance Guest House

Esperance Guest House

upington , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Featuring free WiFi, Esperance Guest House offers accommodation in Upington. Free private parking is More info
Executive Self Catering Unit

Executive Self Catering Unit

kimberley , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Situated in the historical Belgravia area in Kimberley, this lovely townhouse offers guests three co More info
Faithful Guest Lodge

Faithful Guest Lodge

springbok , Northern CapeRecommended
Faithful Guest Lodge is set in Springbok, 1.2 km from Hospital and 1.2 km from OK Foods Store. Free More info
Frantelle Guest House

Frantelle Guest House

jan-kempdorp , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Frantelle Guesthouse offers comfortable accommodation in Jan Kempdorp in the Northern Cape of South More info
Gecko Cottage Guest House

Gecko Cottage Guest House

prieska , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Gecko Cottage Guest House is a four star guest house and is a beautiful restored old house in the ol More info
Gemutlich B&B

Gemutlich B&B

upington , Northern CapeRecommended
Gemütlich B&B is a charming guest house in Upington that strives to create a wonderful experienc More info
Green Kalahari Guest House

Green Kalahari Guest House

upington , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Located in Upington, 200 m from Mediclinic Private Hospital (Upington), Green Kalahari Guesthouse fe More info
Griqua Guest House

Griqua Guest House

griquatown , Northern CapeRecommended
A affordable guest house on the N8 between Kimberley and Upington. The guest house consists of 7 ro More info
Guinea-Fowl Guest House

Guinea-Fowl Guest House

colesberg , Northern CapeRecommended
Jan and Louise Augustyn cordially invite you to experience the hospitality of the Karoo, in a peacef More info
Hadida Guest House

Hadida Guest House

kimberley , Northern Cape
Conveniently situated in a quiet area in close proximity to the famous Big Hole and other tourist at More info
Hemel Op Aarde Chalets en Gastehuise

Hemel Op Aarde Chalets en Gastehuise

vanderkloof , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
A lovely set of chalets next to the Vanderkloof Dam.More info
Holkrans Guest Lodge

Holkrans Guest Lodge

griquatown , Northern CapeSuperior
Holkrans Guest Lodge is rated Superior by the AA and is situated in the Northern Cape along the N8 b More info
Hoofstraat 17 Gastehuis

Hoofstraat 17 Gastehuis

prieska , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
WELCOME TO HOOFSTRAAT 17Our establishment is an AA Highly Recommended Quality Assured property. We a More info
House Yada

House Yada

kimberley , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
House Yada is an upmarket, affordably priced, townhouse (B&B/self-catering). Fully equipped, has More info
Jan Kemp Hotel

Jan Kemp Hotel

jan-kempdorp , Northern CapeRecommended
Jan Kemp Hotel offers the ideal stopover for the tired business person as well as for anyone needing More info
Jungnickel Guest House

Jungnickel Guest House

kimberley , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Jungnickel Guest House is a beautiful Victorian House situated close to central business area, three More info
Ka-Ma Lodge

Ka-Ma Lodge

richmond , Northern Cape
Ka-ma Lodge is a home-from-home, the ideal stopover when travelling from Johannesburg to Cape Town. More info
Kalahari Lodge Kimberley

Kalahari Lodge Kimberley

kimberley , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
The Kalahari Lodge is AA Graded: Highly Recommended in the category – Luxury Lodge. The Lodge More info
Kalahari Monate Lodge

Kalahari Monate Lodge

upington , Northern CapeRecommended
Enter the true nature of comfort … Where the fusion of nature and hospitality is unequalled. You are More info
Kalahari Water Holiday Farm

Kalahari Water Holiday Farm

keimoes , Northern CapeRecommended
The 2-star Kalahari Water Holiday Farm, situated in Keimoes (Northern Cape), offers accommodation in More info
Kathu Inn

Kathu Inn

kathu , Northern CapeRecommended
Kathu is a town in South Africa, and the iron ore capital of the Northern Cape province. Its name me More info
Kathumzi B&B

Kathumzi B&B

kathu , Northern Cape
Kathumzi is situated on the Kalahari Golf and Hunting Estate. Kathu is the iron ore capital of the N More info
Katryn's B&B

Katryn's B&B

calvinia , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
  Katryn’s B&B is a modern guest house in a quiet area of Calvinia where guests can More info
Kimberley Rose Guest House

Kimberley Rose Guest House

kimberley , Northern Cape
Kimberley Rose Guest House opened for business in 2013 by owners Vic and Alida Viljoen. Kimberley Ro More info
Kleinplasie Guest House

Kleinplasie Guest House

springbok , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Kleinplasie Guesthouse in Namaqualand is an ideal stopover for weary travellersen route to Namibia. More info
Kliprand Guest House

Kliprand Guest House

springbok , Northern Cape
We do not only aim to please our visitors, but we aim to make them feel at home and have the most un More info
kuhns ruhns rus and vred guest house

kuhns ruhns rus and vred guest house

kimberley , Northern CapeRecommended
Offering an outdoor pool, year-round outdoor pool and barbecue, KUHNS RUS & VREDE is situated in More info
Kuhns Rus and Vrede Guest House

Kuhns Rus and Vrede Guest House

kimberley , Northern CapeRecommended
The peaceful suburb where we are situated contribute to a time of rest and peace for all our guests. More info
Kuru-Kuru Guest House

Kuru-Kuru Guest House

kuruman , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Situated in the garden town of Kuruman in the beautiful Kalahari, Kuru-Kuru Guest House is known for More info
Kuruman Paradise Lodge

Kuruman Paradise Lodge

kuruman , Northern CapeRecommended
Kuruman Paradise Lodge offers en-suite, neat and comfortable accommodation in 20 well-appointed room More info
Langberg Guest Farm

Langberg Guest Farm

kimberley , Northern Cape
Relax in an original Victorian bath while watching a Nyala antelope graze lazily on a thorn bush a f More info
Little Rock Guest House

Little Rock Guest House

kimberley , Northern Cape
Little Rock Guest House is AA accredited (Highly Recommended) and graded semi self catering bed and More info
Mein Heim Estate

Mein Heim Estate

kimberley , Northern Cape
Mein Heim Estate is located from Kimberley, also known as the Diamond City and the capital of the No More info
Melkbos B&B

Melkbos B&B

kathu , Northern CapeRecommended
Melkbos B&B, situated in the “town under the trees”, offers rest for the weary trave More info
Mongoose Guest House

Mongoose Guest House

kathu , Northern CapeSuperior
Mongoose Guest House is located next to the first tee on the Sishen Golf course, the perfect stay fo More info
Moon River Guest House

Moon River Guest House

upington , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
The 4-star Moonriver Guest House situated in Upington (Northern Cape) offers accommodation in seven More info
Mopanie Guest House

Mopanie Guest House

kathu , Northern CapeRecommended
Mopanie offers comfortable overnight accommodation in Kathu in the Northern Cape Province of South A More info
MultiPro Manor

MultiPro Manor

upington , Northern CapeRecommended
MultiPro Manor offers self-catering rooms and is situated in Upington. Perfect for guests who need c More info
Nama White Guest House

Nama White Guest House

springbok , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Come and have the most wonderful and joyable overstay with us at the Nama White Guest House. Nama Wh More info
Namakwari Lodge

Namakwari Lodge

kathu , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Namakwari Lodge is a four star hotel and is set in a beautiful area in one of the most breathtaking More info
Nanna Rous Town House

Nanna Rous Town House

colesberg , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Nanna Rous’ Town House was built in 1860 and its Church and Manse, now converted into accommod More info
Nelspoortjie Karoo Guest Farm

Nelspoortjie Karoo Guest Farm

prieska , Northern CapeRecommended
After a comfortable night in one of our 27 double standard or luxury rooms each with its own bathroo More info
O Hanna s Guesthouse

O Hanna s Guesthouse

jan-kempdorp , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
O’Hannas Guesthouse is situated in the safe and quiet town of Jan Kempdorp in the Northern Cap More info
Okiep Country Hotel

Okiep Country Hotel

okiep , Northern CapeRecommended
Okiep Country Hotel offers traditional country hospitality in a modern and elegant setting in the hi More info
Oleander Guest House

Oleander Guest House

kimberley , Northern Cape
Oleander Guest House is a glorious 100-year-old Edwardian house located centrally in the historic su More info
One Fountain B&B

One Fountain B&B

barkley-west , Northern CapeRecommended
Barkly West is a small town situated 40km from Kimberley. Very popular amongst tourist and traveller More info
Onze Rust Guest House

Onze Rust Guest House

colesberg , Northern CapeRecommended
Welcome to ONZE RUST GUEST HOUSE/CARAVAN PARK in Colesberg an oasis in the Karoo halfway to everywhe More info
Oog B&B

Oog B&B

kuruman , Northern CapeRecommended
Our comfortable and convenient accommodation is perfect for business or leisure travellers to Kuruma More info
Ou Skool Guest House

Ou Skool Guest House

keimoes , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Ou Skool Guest House, is the place to be if you are in need of peace and tranquility. Set amongst lu More info
Overnight At Douglas

Overnight At Douglas

douglas , Northern CapeRecommended
OVERNIGHT @ DOUGLAS was established in 2015, situated in the peaceful and quite neighbourhood of “Di More info
Palmhof Chalets

Palmhof Chalets

kakamas , Northern CapeRecommended
Palmhof Chalets is situated inside the heart of the picturesque green Kalahari in the small town of More info
Port Indigo Guest House

Port Indigo Guest House

port-nolloth , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Port Indigo is a charming four bedroom house which serves bed and breakfast available on request and More info
PRO Plants Accommodation

PRO Plants Accommodation

kimberley , Northern CapeStatus Pending
Pro Plants accommodation.3 Bath and 7 shower units. Each unit has queen size bed and sleeper couch. More info
Rendezvous Guest House

Rendezvous Guest House

springbok , Northern CapeRecommended
Situated in a quiet residential area, a very central place to stay whilst visiting or driving throug More info
Rhino Manor Self Catering Units

Rhino Manor Self Catering Units

vanderkloof , Northern CapeRecommended
Rhino Manor Self Catering is a 3-star tourism graded and AA approved establishment. We are situated More info
River Bank Lodge

River Bank Lodge

upington , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
River Bank Lodge offers luxurious accommodation on the banks of the Orange River in Upington.It has1 More info
Rolbos

Rolbos

loeriesfontein , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Spoil yourself with our outstanding hospitality and friendly, personal service at an oasis along the More info
Rooftop B&B

Rooftop B&B

barkly-west , Northern CapeRecommended
We welcome people from all over to experience the hospitality of our unique Bed and Breakfast. This More info
Shalom Guest House

Shalom Guest House

kuruman , Northern CapeRecommended
Shalom Guest House is situated in a tranquil environment and offers 11 individually decorated double More info
Skemerkelk Gastehuis

Skemerkelk Gastehuis

jan-kempdorp , Northern CapeRecommended
“This establishment is recommended by die AA”. Skemerkelk Gastehuis / Guesthouse is allo More info
Springbok Inn

Springbok Inn

springbok , Northern CapeRecommended
Springbok lies in a narrow valley surrounded by the Koperberg in the heart of the Namaqualand, 570km More info
Sun River Kalahari Lodge

Sun River Kalahari Lodge

upington , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
A home away from home, situated in the heart of the Green Kalahari.We look forward to welcoming you More info
The Barracks Guest House

The Barracks Guest House

colesberg , Northern CapeSuperior
The Barracks (so named as the property was used as barracks during the Anglo-Boer War) was built in More info
The Beach House, Port Nolloth

The Beach House, Port Nolloth

port-nolloth , Northern CapeSuperior
Our home one of the original wood and corrugated iron houses that were shipped in from Europe, later More info
The Nook B&B

The Nook B&B

kimberley , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
The Nook B&B is an AA Highly Recommended and 3-star graded semi self catering bed and breakfast. More info
The Nutshell Guest House

The Nutshell Guest House

jan-kempdorp , Northern Cape
Luxury accommodation in Jan Kempdorp offering 5 spacious, en-suite bedrooms equipped with air-condit More info
The Solomon Edwardian Guest House

The Solomon Edwardian Guest House

kimberley , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
The Solomon Edwardian Guest House is a bed & breakfast and self-catering establishment providing More info
Thuba Kobo Segole Guest House

Thuba Kobo Segole Guest House

kuruman , Northern Cape
Our name is an idiom in setswana meaning” relax, you are welcome and be at home.” Motswana would sa More info
Tkabies Camping And Self Catering

Tkabies Camping And Self Catering

keimoes , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Come and enjoy an unforgettable camping experience on a working grape farm. Breathtaking sunsets, a More info
Toverberg Guest Houses

Toverberg Guest Houses

colesberg , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Pleasant accommodation in the quiet and historical Bell Street. Two units each with 2 en suite bedro More info
Transkaroo Country Lodge

Transkaroo Country Lodge

britstown , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Nestled deep in the heart of the Karoo, conveniently located along many of South Africa’s nati More info
Travellers Joy Guest House

Travellers Joy Guest House

colesberg , Northern CapeRecommended
Boasting barbecue facilities, Travelers Joy is located in Colesberg and is 300 m from Colesberg High More info
Undulata Country Lodge

Undulata Country Lodge

springbok , Northern Cape
Undulata Lodge is a cosy bed and breafast situated in the heart of Namaqualand – Springbok, So More info
Van Zijl Guest Houses & Smidswinkel Restaurant

Van Zijl Guest Houses & Smidswinkel Restaurant

nieuwoudtville , Northern CapeRecommended
Van Zijl Guest Houses & Smidswinkel Restaurant is situated in Namakwaland and is an ideal stopov More info
Verbe Farm Accommodation

Verbe Farm Accommodation

kamieskroon , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Situated in Kramieskroon district, the heart of the flower country, Verbe is best spot from which to More info
Villa Borghesi

Villa Borghesi

upington , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
As a guest in our Villa, you will find our spacious rooms to be well appointed with all of the extra More info
Villiera Guest House

Villiera Guest House

douglas , Northern CapeSuperior
Villiera Guest House is a country home nestled in the heart of the Northern Cape, where rivers meet More info
Waterfront Guest House and Venue

Waterfront Guest House and Venue

upington , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
When you follow the majestic Orange River from the Drakensberg Mountains to where it flows through t More info
Waterfront Guest House, Vanderkloof Dam

Waterfront Guest House, Vanderkloof Dam

vanderkloof , Northern CapeSuperior
Luxury B&B or self catering, fully equipped kitchen and ultra-modern design inside and outside. More info
Yield House on Beach Road

Yield House on Beach Road

port-nolloth , Northern CapeHighly Recommended
Situated in the little coastal town of Port Nolloth, Yield House on Beach Road offers an idyllic sea More info