14 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

14 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Cape route planner

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Sutherland
— 2 nights
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Williston
— 1 night
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Garies
— 1 night
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Augrabies Falls National Park
— 1 night
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Upington
— 2 nights
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Hartswater
— 1 night
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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. Get some cultural insight at Southern Africa Large Telescope and Sutherland NG Kerk. Go for a jaunt from Sutherland to Calvinia to see Tankwa Karoo National Park about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: look and learn at Sutherland Planetarium and experience rural life at Blesfontein Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Sutherland day trip planning website.

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

Things to do in Sutherland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Williston

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

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Williston trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Sutherland to Williston in 2 hours. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Garies.

Things to do in Williston

Shopping
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Garies

— 1 night
Garies is a small agricultural centre situated in South Africa's Northern Cape province about 110 km south of Springbok, the chief town of the Namaqualand district. On the 22nd (Thu), look for gifts at Garies Toeriste Stal Coffee Shop.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Garies trip planner.

Traveling by car from Williston to Garies takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Garies

Shopping

Augrabies Falls National Park

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

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Augrabies Falls National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Garies to Augrabies Falls National Park takes 4 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

— 2 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. On the 24th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Kalahari-Oranje Museum, do a tasting at Orange River Cellars, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kalahari Safaris Day Tours. On your second day here, stroll through Tierberg Nature Reserve.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Upington day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Augrabies Falls National Park to Upington takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Upington are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hartswater.

Things to do in Upington

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at Olives South Africa.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hartswater road trip site.

Traveling by car from Upington to Hartswater takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Hartswater

Shopping
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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.
For shopping fun, head to William Humphreys Art Gallery or Duggan Cronin Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Big Hole and Magersfontein Battlefield. Go for a jaunt from Kimberley to Hopetown to see Doornbult Concentration Camp Memorials about 2 hours away. Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Mokala National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Kimberley Mine Museum, try your luck at Flamingo Casino, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Felidae Centre.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kimberley online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hartswater to Kimberley takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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.