The Northern Cape province, a seemingly vast barren landscape, is perhaps one of the least explored regions of South Africa and remains, for the serious adventurer, an everlasting challenge.
Star of South Africa
This landscape is periodically plagued by drought and scorching sunshine yet it has been astonishingly blessed with some of the most dramatic displays of natural beauty. Nowhere is this more visible than in Namaqualand, one of the six floral kingdoms of the world. In spring, the plains burst into flower creating a breathtaking carpet of brilliant colour.
The discovery of an 83-carat 'Star of South Africa' marked the beginning of the world's greatest diamond rush and in Kimberley, resulted in what was to become known as the 'Big Hole', the largest hand-dug excavation in the world. Many of the old buildings are still in existence, museums abound and part of the original 'rush town' or 'open-air museum' has been reconstructed alongside the 'Big Hole' providing an attraction in itself.
Place of great noise
Equally spectacular in the province are the Augrabies Falls, fittingly named from the Khoi word which means 'place of great noise' and which is the focal point of the Augrabies Falls National Park. The mighty Orange River thunders over a granite cliff into a ravine some 200m deep, forming the world's sixth largest waterfall.
Beyond the Orange river lies the Kalahari Desert measuring some 120 million hectares which include parts of other countries such as Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Of the 12 owl species and 67 raptor and vultures species found in South Africa, the Kalahari is home to 7 and 40 respectively. The Augrabies Falls and the Kalahari Gemsbok National Parks are among the best known of the Kalahari reserves.
Across the Northern Cape there are wonderful opportunities for adventure such as river rafting, hunting, hiking or 4x4 trails as well as scenic drives and game viewing. Other treasures include ancient cave and rock paintings, late Stone Age artefacts and more recently, monumental reminders of the Anglo-Boer conflict.
This Award Winning establishment is situated on the outskirts of Kakamas on a beautiful farm setting near the world famous Augrabies Falls. The guest house offers 15 luxury and comfortable en-suite rooms each with a personal touch plus family units.
A warm welcome to d'Olive Rose and to Postmasburg. Some people prefer to call it "Stofmasburg", but as the dust and heat settle on you, the warmth and friendliness of Postmasburg will embrace you.
A home away from home, situated in the heart of the Green Kalahari right on the banks of the mighty Orange River
If you are a visitor to Kimberley and would like clean, homely accommodation without paying too much, look no further than Bateleur Guest House.
The complex now consists of 6 luxury units and 2 en-suite units. The latest addition is our luxury en-suite unit with Victorian period furniture, its own car port and private little garden. We have also added our annex unit which utilises the outs...
Elsa's @ 27 is a newly opened bed and breakfast in Britstown, where the tired traveller can experience warm country hospitality.
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Enjoy true Karoo hospitality in the centre of South Africa. The Horse and Mill is a perfect stop-over between Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Durban. It is situated in the centre of Colesberg, in a quiet one-way street parallel to the
Van Zijl Guest Houses are beautifully restored traditional sandstone buildings typical of the architecture and stone masonry of Nieuwoudtville. All guest houses save for The Greendoor, are equipped for self-catering.
Villiera Guesthouse is a country home nestled in the heart of the Northern Cape, where rivers meet and is 100km from Kimberley. Villiera is situated on the outskirts of Douglas on a beautiful farm setting
The luxury suites, with private sitting-rooms, are equipped, among others, with a plasma screen TV, M-Net/DStv, fireplaces, heaters, under floor heating and coffee facilities. In each bedroom there are electric blankets, down duvets and woollen ...
Nine Luxury Rooms - Five luxury en-suite rooms are situated on the top floor and Four on the ground floor. Comfort, luxury and elegance are experienced in every bedroom. Each bedroom is individually decorated to the highest standards and...
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At Judy's is a guesthouse situated in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. Kimberley with its big hole and other attractions is a favorite among travelers around the world.
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