5 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

5 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Cape trip maker

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Kimberley
— 1 night
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Augrabies Falls National Park
— 1 night
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Riemvasmaak
— 1 night
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Sutherland
— 1 night
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Kimberley

— 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kimberley route builder app.

Cape Town to Kimberley is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in July, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Kimberley. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums
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Augrabies Falls National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Augrabies Falls National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Augrabies Falls National Park trip planner.

Drive from Kimberley to Augrabies Falls National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Riemvasmaak.

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Parks · Nature
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Riemvasmaak

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Riemvasmaak Hot Springs.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Riemvasmaak trip planner.

Getting from Augrabies Falls National Park to Riemvasmaak by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Riemvasmaak sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 1st (Sun), you're off to Sutherland.

Things to do in Riemvasmaak

Parks · Nature
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Sutherland

— 1 night
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sutherland trip planner.

Getting from Riemvasmaak to Sutherland by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sutherland

Childrens Museums · 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.