14 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

14 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Cape travel route planner

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Sutherland
— 2 nights
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Williston
— 1 night
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Kimberley
— 5 nights
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Hartswater
— 1 night
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Augrabies Falls National Park
— 2 nights
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Upington
— 1 night
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Sutherland

— 2 nights
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Southern Africa Large Telescope and Sutherland NG Kerk. Take a break from Sutherland with a short trip to Tankwa Karoo National Park in Calvinia, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Sutherland Planetarium and relax in the rural setting at Blesfontein Farm.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sutherland journey builder app.

Cape Town to Sutherland is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Sutherland

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Williston

— 1 night
Williston is a town in Northern Cape, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): browse the different shops at Williston Mall.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Williston trip planner.

Drive from Sutherland to Williston in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Williston

Shopping
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Richmond

— 1 night
Richmond is a town in the central Karoo region of the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Richmond Horse Museum and then take in the exciting artwork at Modern Art Project.

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Traveling by car from Williston to Richmond takes 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Shopping

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Big Hole and Kimberley Mine Museum. Shop till you drop at William Humphreys Art Gallery and Duggan Cronin Gallery. Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Mokala National Park. There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Magersfontein Battlefield, admire the landmark architecture of Kimberley Town Hall, examine the collection at McGregor Museum, and try to win big at Flamingo Casino.

Start your trip to Kimberley by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Kimberley takes 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kimberley are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hartswater.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Hartswater

— 1 night
Hartswater is an agricultural town on the Phokwane River, a small tributary of the Harts River, some 23 km south of Taung and 36 km north of Warrenton. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for gifts at Olives South Africa.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hartswater holiday planner.

Getting from Kimberley to Hartswater by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Hartswater

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Augrabies Falls National Park

— 2 nights
On the 29th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Augrabies Falls National Park. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Riemvasmaak Hot Springs.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Augrabies Falls National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Hartswater to Augrabies Falls National Park in 6.5 hours. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Upington.

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Nature · Parks

Side 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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Beauty & Body, learn about winemaking at Orange River Cellars, and then take an exotic tour of Kalahari Safaris Day Tours.

Discover how to plan a Upington trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Augrabies Falls National Park to Upington takes 1.5 hours. In April in Upington, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Upington

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

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.