44 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

44 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

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Calvinia
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Loeriesfontein
— 4 nights
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Garies
— 4 nights
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Vioolsdrif
— 4 nights
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Augrabies Falls National Park
— 4 nights
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Upington
— 5 nights
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Hartswater
— 2 nights
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Kimberley
— 5 nights
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Richmond
— 4 nights
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Williston
— 4 nights
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Sutherland
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Calvinia

— 4 nights
Calvinia is a regional town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa named after the French religious reformer Jean Calvin. Museum-lovers will get to explore Calvinia Museum and Protea Motors. Take a break from the city and head to Tankwa Karoo National Park and Akkerendam Nature Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Calvinia: Nieuwoudtville (Hantam National Botanical Garden & Glacial Pavement). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Calvinia Post Box.

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Cape Town to Calvinia is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cape Town in April since evenings lows in Calvinia dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Loeriesfontein on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Calvinia

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Loeriesfontein

— 4 nights
Get in touch with nature at Quiver Tree Forest and Namaqualand. Explore Loeriesfontein's surroundings by going to Nieuwoudtville (Vanrhynspas & Nieuwoudtville Waterfall).

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Loeriesfontein trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Calvinia to Loeriesfontein in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Garies on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Loeriesfontein

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Garies

— 4 nights
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. Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Namaqua National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Garies Toeriste Stal Coffee Shop.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Garies trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Loeriesfontein to Garies in 2.5 hours. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Vioolsdrif.

Things to do in Garies

Nature · Parks · Shopping

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'. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Richtersveld National Park and Kleinzee Museum. There's more to do: head outdoors with Bushwhacked Outdoor adventures.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vioolsdrif trip builder app.

Explore your travel options from Garies to Vioolsdrif with the Route module. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Vioolsdrif

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Augrabies Falls National Park

— 4 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Augrabies Falls National Park and Riemvasmaak Hot Springs.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Augrabies Falls National Park road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Vioolsdrif to Augrabies Falls National Park with the Route module. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Upington.

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Upington

— 5 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. Step out of the city life by going to Kalahari Safaris Day Tours and Tierberg Nature Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Orange River Cellars and Kalahari-Oranje Museum. When in Upington, make a side trip to see Orange River in Groblershoop, approximately Groblershoop away. There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Beauty & Body.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other 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 May in Upington, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will leave for Hartswater on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Upington

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Hartswater

— 2 nights
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. On the 12th (Wed), stop by Olives South Africa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hartswater trip builder site.

Drive from Upington to Hartswater in 5 hours. You'll set off for Kimberley on the 13th (Thu).

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Big Hole and Kimberley Mine Museum. Shop till you drop at William Humphreys Art Gallery and Duggan Cronin Gallery. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Mokala National Park. And it doesn't end there: witness the site of a historic battle at Magersfontein Battlefield, try your luck at Flamingo Casino, examine the collection at Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre, and make a trip to Kimberley Town Hall.

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Getting from Hartswater to Kimberley by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Richmond

— 4 nights
Richmond is a town in the central Karoo region of the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Modern Art Project and Richmond Horse Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Richmond trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Kimberley to Richmond in 4 hours. Traveling from Kimberley in May, expect nights in Richmond to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Williston.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Shopping

Williston

— 4 nights
Williston is a town in Northern Cape, South Africa. Williston is known for shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the different shops at Williston Mall.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Williston tour builder app.

You can drive from Richmond to Williston in 4 hours. On the 26th (Wed), you're off to Sutherland.

Things to do in Williston

Shopping
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Sutherland

— 3 nights
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Museum-lovers will appreciate Southern Africa Large Telescope and Sutherland Planetarium. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sutherland NG Kerk and relax in the rural setting at Blesfontein Farm.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Sutherland trip planner.

Getting from Williston to Sutherland by car takes about 2 hours. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sutherland

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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.