19 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

19 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

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19 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Upington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Augrabies Falls National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Vioolsdrif
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Springbok
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Loeriesfontein
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Nieuwoudtville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Calvinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Sutherland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
De Aar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Kimberley
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Upington

Upington ©
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 21st (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tierberg Nature Reserve and then do a tasting at Orange River Cellars. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Upington trip planner .

Johannesburg to Upington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. July in Upington sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Upington

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Tierberg Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park ©
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Orange River Cellars ©
Orange River Cellars

1
night
Augrabies Falls National Park

Augrabies Falls National Park ©
On the 23rd (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Riemvasmaak Hot Springs and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Augrabies Falls National Park.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Augrabies Falls National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Upington to Augrabies Falls National Park in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Vioolsdrif.

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Riemvasmaak Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Augrabies Falls National Park ©
Augrabies Falls National Park
Riemvasmaak Hot Springs ©
Riemvasmaak Hot Springs

2
nights
Vioolsdrif

Vioolsdrif ©
Vioolsdrif is a village on the Orange River in the north-western part of South Africa, known as Namaqualand.Origin of nameThe name in Afrikaans means 'the ford of the violin'. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get outside with Bushwhacked Outdoor adventures.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vioolsdrif holiday builder app .

Explore your travel options from Augrabies Falls National Park to Vioolsdrif with the Route module. You will leave for Springbok on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Vioolsdrif

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bushwhacked Outdoor adventures ©
Bushwhacked Outdoor adventures

2
nights
Springbok

Springbok ©
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. On the 26th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Goegap Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Springbok trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vioolsdrif to Springbok. In July, daily temperatures in Springbok can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to Loeriesfontein.

Things to do in Springbok

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Goegap Nature Reserve ©
Goegap Nature Reserve

1
night
Loeriesfontein

Loeriesfontein ©
On the 28th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Fred Turner Windpump Museum.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Loeriesfontein trip planning website .

You can drive from Springbok to Loeriesfontein in 4 hours. Traveling from Springbok in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Loeriesfontein, with lows around 3°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nieuwoudtville.

Things to do in Loeriesfontein

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fred Turner Windpump Museum ©
Fred Turner Windpump Museum

2
nights
Nieuwoudtville

Nieuwoudtville ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Protea Motors, tour the pleasant surroundings at Quiver Tree Forest, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacial Pavement, and finally stroll through Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Hantam National Botanical Garden, explore and take pictures at Vanrhynspas, and then admire the sheer force of Nieuwoudtville Waterfall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nieuwoudtville route maker site .

Getting from Loeriesfontein to Nieuwoudtville by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Nieuwoudtville are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Calvinia.

Things to do in Nieuwoudtville

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Quiver Tree Forest ©
Quiver Tree Forest
Vanrhynspas ©
Vanrhynspas
Hantam National Botanical Garden ©
Hantam National Botanical Garden

2
nights
Calvinia

Calvinia ©
Calvinia is a regional town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa named after the French religious reformer Jean Calvin. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Tankwa Karoo National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Akkerendam Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to Calvinia Post Box, and then take an in-depth tour of Calvinia Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Calvinia trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Nieuwoudtville to Calvinia in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Sutherland.

Things to do in Calvinia

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tankwa Karoo National Park ©
Tankwa Karoo National Park
Akkerendam Nature Reserve ©
Akkerendam Nature Reserve
Calvinia Museum ©
Calvinia Museum

2
nights
Sutherland

Sutherland ©
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. On the 2nd (Fri), experience rural life at Blesfontein Farm, then look and learn at Southern Africa Large Telescope, then see the sky in a new way at Sutherland Planetarium, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sutherland NG Kerk.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sutherland travel route app .

You can drive from Calvinia to Sutherland in 2.5 hours. You will leave for De Aar on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Sutherland

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Southern Africa Large Telescope ©
Southern Africa Large Telescope
Sutherland NG Kerk ©
Sutherland NG Kerk
Sutherland Planetarium ©
Sutherland Planetarium

1
night
De Aar

De Aar ©
De Aar is a town in the Northern Cape, South Africa. On the 4th (Sun), contemplate the long history of De Aar.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the De Aar itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Sutherland to De Aar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kimberley.

Things to do in De Aar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
De Aar ©
De Aar

4
nights
Kimberley

Kimberley ©
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.
Kimberley is known for museums, nature, historic sites, parks, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness the site of a historic battle at Magersfontein Battlefield, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mokala National Park, explore the galleries of Duggan Cronin Gallery, and see the interesting displays at McGregor Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kimberley road trip planner.

Getting from De Aar to Kimberley by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from De Aar in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kimberley: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 4°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimberley

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Magersfontein Battlefield ©
Magersfontein Battlefield
The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole
Kimberley Mine Museum ©
Kimberley Mine Museum