9 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

9 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Cape holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Kimberley
— 1 night
Drive
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Sutherland
— 1 night
Drive
3
Nieuwoudtville
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Springbok
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Augrabies Falls National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Pierre Van Ryneveld Airport, Fly to Johannesburg

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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 6th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Mokala National Park. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole and then see the interesting displays at Kimberley Mine Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kimberley road trip planning tool.

Johannesburg to Kimberley is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, expect little chillier with lows of 4°C in Kimberley. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sutherland.

Things to do in Kimberley

Parks · Nature · Museums

Sutherland

— 1 night
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. On the 8th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sutherland NG Kerk and then look and learn at Southern Africa Large Telescope.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sutherland trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kimberley to Sutherland in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nieuwoudtville.

Things to do in Sutherland

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Nieuwoudtville

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Hantam National Botanical Garden and then explore and take pictures at Vanrhynspas. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Nieuwoudtville Waterfall and then stroll through Quiver Tree Forest.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nieuwoudtville vacation planning tool.

Drive from Sutherland to Nieuwoudtville in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Springbok.

Things to do in Nieuwoudtville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Springbok

— 3 nights
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Change things up with these side-trips from Springbok: Kleinzee Museum (in Kleinsee) and Garies Toeriste Stal Coffee Shop (in Garies). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Namaqua National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Goegap Nature Reserve.

Find out how to plan Springbok trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Nieuwoudtville to Springbok takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Nieuwoudtville in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Springbok, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Springbok

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Augrabies Falls National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Augrabies Falls National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Augrabies Falls National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Springbok to Augrabies Falls National Park in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time 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.