11 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

11 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Cape trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Upington
— 1 day
Drive
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Augrabies Falls National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Springbok
— 1 night
Drive
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Nieuwoudtville
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Sutherland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kimberley
— 3 nights
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Upington

— 1 day
Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Kalahari-Oranje Museum, learn about winemaking at Orange River Cellars, and then head outdoors with Kalahari Safaris Day Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Upington online holiday builder.

Johannesburg to Upington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In June in Upington, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Upington

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Augrabies Falls National Park

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Augrabies Falls National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Augrabies Falls National Park holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Upington to Augrabies Falls National Park takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Springbok.

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Springbok

— 1 night
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Goegap Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Springbok vacation planner.

You can drive from Augrabies Falls National Park to Springbok in 3 hours. In June in Springbok, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nieuwoudtville.

Things to do in Springbok

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Nieuwoudtville

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Nieuwoudtville Waterfall, then cruise along Vanrhynspas, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hantam National Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glacial Pavement, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Quiver Tree Forest, and then take an in-depth tour of Fred Turner Windpump Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nieuwoudtville tour website.

Getting from Springbok to Nieuwoudtville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Springbok in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Nieuwoudtville, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sutherland.

Things to do in Nieuwoudtville

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sutherland

— 3 nights
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Take a break from Sutherland with a short trip to Tankwa Karoo National Park in Calvinia, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Southern Africa Large Telescope, pause for some serene contemplation at Sutherland NG Kerk, and relax in the rural setting at Blesfontein Farm.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sutherland travel app.

You can drive from Nieuwoudtville to Sutherland in 3 hours. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Sutherland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Mokala National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kimberley Mine Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Magersfontein Battlefield, view the masterpieces at William Humphreys Art Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kimberley holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Sutherland to Kimberley takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Kimberley are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Northern Cape travel guide

4.1
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.