8 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

8 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Cape tour itinerary builder

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Fly
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Upington
— 1 day
Drive
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Augrabies Falls National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sutherland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kimberley
— 3 nights
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Upington

— 1 day
Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): do a tasting at Orange River Cellars and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kalahari Safaris Day Tours.

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Johannesburg to Upington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you will find days in Upington are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Upington

Wineries · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Augrabies Falls National Park

— 1 night
On the 18th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Augrabies Falls National Park.

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You can drive from Upington to Augrabies Falls National Park in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sutherland.

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Parks · Nature
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Sutherland

— 3 nights
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Step off the beaten path and head to Sutherland NG Kerk and Sutherland Planetarium. Take a break from Sutherland with a short trip to Tankwa Karoo National Park in Calvinia, about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: look and learn at Southern Africa Large Telescope and relax in the rural setting at Blesfontein Farm.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sutherland journey maker.

You can drive from Augrabies Falls National Park to Sutherland in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Sutherland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kimberley

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as William Humphreys Art Gallery and Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole, see the interesting displays at Kimberley Mine Museum, and witness the site of a historic battle at Magersfontein Battlefield.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimberley online route maker.

Traveling by car from Sutherland to Kimberley takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December in Kimberley, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.