14 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

14 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

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

— 2 nights
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Change things up 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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sutherland NG Kerk, and experience rural life at Blesfontein Farm.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sutherland visit planner.

Cape Town to Sutherland is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nieuwoudtville.

Things to do in Sutherland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Nieuwoudtville

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Glacial Pavement, then take a peaceful walk through Quiver Tree Forest, and then take an in-depth tour of Fred Turner Windpump Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Nieuwoudtville Waterfall, take a memorable drive along Vanrhynspas, and then admire the natural beauty at Hantam National Botanical Garden.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nieuwoudtville trip planner.

You can drive from Sutherland to Nieuwoudtville in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Nieuwoudtville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Augrabies Falls National Park

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Augrabies Falls National Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Augrabies Falls National Park route site.

Traveling by car from Nieuwoudtville to Augrabies Falls National Park takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Upington.

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Parks · Nature
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Upington

— 3 nights
Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. Change things up with these side-trips from Upington: Orange River (in Groblershoop) and Tierberg Nature Reserve (in Keimoes). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Kalahari Safaris Day Tours, do a tasting at Orange River Cellars, relax and rejuvenate at Beauty & Body, and take an in-depth tour of Kalahari-Oranje Museum.

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You can drive from Augrabies Falls National Park to Upington in 1.5 hours. April in Upington sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Upington

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kimberley

— 5 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.
Take a break from Kimberley with a short trip to Doornbult Concentration Camp Memorials in Hopetown, about 2 hours away. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Mokala National Park. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole, witness the site of a historic battle at Magersfontein Battlefield, see the interesting displays at Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre, and admire the striking features of Kimberley Town Hall.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimberley travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Upington to Kimberley takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Upington in April, with highs in Kimberley at 30°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.