8 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

8 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Cape travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Kimberley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sutherland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Augrabies Falls National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Pierre Van Ryneveld Airport, Fly to Johannesburg

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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.
Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Mokala National Park. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole, examine the collection at Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre, witness the site of a historic battle at Magersfontein Battlefield, and view the masterpieces at William Humphreys Art Gallery.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Kimberley online trip builder.

Johannesburg to Kimberley is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kimberley: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sutherland.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Sutherland

— 3 nights
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Kids will enjoy Southern Africa Large Telescope and Sutherland NG Kerk. Step out of Sutherland to go to Calvinia and see Tankwa Karoo National Park, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. It doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Sutherland Planetarium and relax in the rural setting at Blesfontein Farm.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sutherland travel planning app.

You can drive from Kimberley to Sutherland in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Sutherland

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Augrabies Falls National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Augrabies Falls National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Augrabies Falls National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Sutherland to Augrabies Falls National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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.