10 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

10 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Cape trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Kimberley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Augrabies Falls National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Upington
— 1 night
Drive
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Calvinia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sutherland
— 1 night
Drive

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Kimberley

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kimberley Mine Museum and McGregor Museum. Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Mokala National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the history at Magersfontein Battlefield, get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole, take in the exciting artwork at William Humphreys Art Gallery, and admire the striking features of Kimberley Town Hall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kimberley itinerary planner.

Cape Town to Kimberley is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kimberley when traveling from Cape Town in June, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Augrabies Falls National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Augrabies Falls National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Augrabies Falls National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kimberley to Augrabies Falls National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Upington.

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Upington

— 1 night
Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Beauty & Body, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kalahari Safaris Day Tours, and then get engrossed in the history at Kalahari-Oranje Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Upington vacation app.

You can drive from Augrabies Falls National Park to Upington in 1.5 hours. June in Upington sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Calvinia.

Things to do in Upington

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Calvinia

— 3 nights
Calvinia is a regional town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa named after the French religious reformer Jean Calvin. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fred Turner Windpump Museum and Protea Motors. Get outdoors at Tankwa Karoo National Park and Vanrhynspas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Calvinia: Nieuwoudtville (Quiver Tree Forest & Glacial Pavement). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Calvinia Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Calvinia sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Upington to Calvinia takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Upington in June, you will find days in Calvinia are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sutherland.

Things to do in Calvinia

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sutherland

— 1 night
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Sutherland Planetarium, then see the sky in a new way at Southern Africa Large Telescope, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sutherland NG Kerk.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sutherland trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Calvinia to Sutherland takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sutherland

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Northern Cape travel guide

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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.