39 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

39 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Cape tour planner

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Upington
— 3 nights
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Augrabies Falls National Park
— 3 nights
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Vioolsdrif
— 4 nights
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Kleinsee
— 3 nights
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Springbok
— 4 nights
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Loeriesfontein
— 4 nights
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Nieuwoudtville
— 4 nights
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Calvinia
— 4 nights
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Sutherland
— 4 nights
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Kimberley
— 4 nights
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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Orange River and Tierberg Nature Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Kalahari-Oranje Museum and do a tasting at Orange River Cellars.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Upington road trip site.

Johannesburg to Upington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You will leave for Augrabies Falls National Park on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Upington

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Augrabies Falls National Park

— 3 nights
Step out of Augrabies Falls National Park to go to Riemvasmaak and see Riemvasmaak Hot Springs, which is approximately 58 minutes away.

Plan a trip to Augrabies Falls National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Upington to Augrabies Falls National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 30th (Tue), you're off to Vioolsdrif.

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Vioolsdrif

— 4 nights
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'. Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Richtersveld National Park. There's more to do: head outdoors with Bushwhacked Outdoor adventures.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vioolsdrif trip simple and quick.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Augrabies Falls National Park to Vioolsdrif. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Kleinsee.

Things to do in Vioolsdrif

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kleinsee

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Port Nolloth Museum and Kleinzee Museum. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Namaqua National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kleinsee trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vioolsdrif to Kleinsee. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to Springbok.

Things to do in Kleinsee

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Springbok

— 4 nights
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Go for a jaunt from Springbok to Garies to see Garies Toeriste Stal Coffee Shop about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Goegap Nature Reserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Springbok online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kleinsee to Springbok in 1.5 hours. August in Springbok sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll set off for Loeriesfontein on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Springbok

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Loeriesfontein

— 4 nights
Loeriesfontein is known for museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Fred Turner Windpump Museum and tour the pleasant surroundings at Namaqualand.

Plan trip to Loeriesfontein with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Springbok to Loeriesfontein takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Springbok in August, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Loeriesfontein. You'll set off for Nieuwoudtville on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Loeriesfontein

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Nieuwoudtville

— 4 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Quiver Tree Forest and Hantam National Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Nieuwoudtville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Loeriesfontein to Nieuwoudtville takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Nieuwoudtville can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Calvinia.

Things to do in Nieuwoudtville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Calvinia

— 4 nights
Calvinia is a regional town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa named after the French religious reformer Jean Calvin. Explore hidden gems such as Calvinia Museum and Calvinia Post Box. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Tankwa Karoo National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Akkerendam Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Calvinia online trip maker.

Getting from Nieuwoudtville to Calvinia by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Calvinia are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Sutherland.

Things to do in Calvinia

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Sutherland

— 4 nights
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Explore hidden gems such as Sutherland NG Kerk and Blesfontein Farm. It doesn't end there: look and learn at Southern Africa Large Telescope.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sutherland trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Calvinia to Sutherland in 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Kimberley on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Sutherland

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Kimberley

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like William Humphreys Art Gallery and Flamingo Casino. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Mokala National Park. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole, examine the collection at McGregor Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Magersfontein Battlefield, and identify plant and animal life at Felidae Centre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimberley trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sutherland to Kimberley in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Parks · Nature · Casinos

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.