10 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

10 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Cape itinerary planner

©
Make it your trip
Drive
1
Sutherland
— 1 night
Drive
2
Nieuwoudtville
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Springbok
— 1 night
Drive
4
Augrabies Falls National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kimberley
— 4 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

Sutherland

— 1 night
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sutherland NG Kerk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sutherland trip planner.

Johannesburg to Sutherland is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nieuwoudtville.

Things to do in Sutherland

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Nieuwoudtville

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Hantam National Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at Protea Motors, then admire all the interesting features of Vanrhynspas, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacial Pavement. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Nieuwoudtville Waterfall and then take a peaceful walk through Quiver Tree Forest.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nieuwoudtville holiday planner.

Getting from Sutherland to Nieuwoudtville by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Springbok.

Things to do in Nieuwoudtville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Springbok

— 1 night
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. On the 15th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Goegap Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Springbok itinerary planner.

Drive from Nieuwoudtville to Springbok in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nieuwoudtville in April since evenings lows in Springbok dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Springbok

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Augrabies Falls National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Augrabies Falls National Park.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Augrabies Falls National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Springbok to Augrabies Falls National Park in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Kimberley

— 4 nights

City that Sparkles

As the heart of the Northern Cape's "Diamond Fields"--the region where the glittering jewels were discovered in the 1870s--Kimberley has evolved from a simple mining encampment to a thriving city rich in history and heritage.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kimberley: Bloemfontein (Langenhoven Park Farmers Market & Oliewenhuis Art Museum). Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Mokala National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole, examine the collection at Kimberley Mine Museum, view the masterpieces at William Humphreys Art Gallery, and witness the site of a historic battle at Magersfontein Battlefield.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kimberley trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Augrabies Falls National Park to Kimberley takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April in Kimberley, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Northern Cape travel guide

4
National Parks · History Museums · Nature & Parks
Highlights from a Northern Cape itinerary include rock climbing among the mountains and learning about the region's diamond-mining history. See a former excavation site--now filled with water--that claims to be the world's largest hole excavated by hand. Although partially covered in desert, the region blooms in spring, when the spectacle of vast fields of flowers generates an influx of tourism to the Northern Cape, the largest and most sparsely populated region of South Africa.