Small town charm, fun activities and a festival or two – what more could you possibly need this winter?
Posts Categorized: Northern Cape
This week, the lovely gogos from the Northern Cape were treated and delighted to a host of activities, and this is what they got up to…
It’s National Parks Week at the South African National Parks (SANParks), giving you the perfect opportunity to get in touch with your natural heritage… for free.
Summer is by far my favourite season but I do love that time in South Africa when autumn sets in. I live in Joburg and the city is a sight to behold when she changes into her autumn garb, as leaves turn golden and rust. The days are getting cooler, but Mother Nature can… Read more »
The Mattanu Private Game Reserve in the Northern Cape offers a rare game experience that is definitely not for the faint-hearted – a live game-capture expedition. Wildlife veterinarian Dr Johan Kriek during a game-capture safari at Mattanu Private Game Reserve Game capturing is an exercise that is important for wildlife conservation, and includes game relocation… Read more »
The capital city of the Northern Cape province, Kimberley, is also known as the ‘Diamond City’ and is most famously home to the Big Hole. Known to be the biggest man-made hole in the world, the size of 8 football fields, this famous icon never disappoints. It is both a symbol of the 1870s diamond… Read more »
Endless horizons that fill your eyes and sear your soul. A land of space, and time, and air. In the words of Minister Derek Hanekom “Northern Cape is a place of extremes” As the largest province in South Africa it is extremely big covering more than 360 000 square kilometres Desert, plains, rivers, pans… Read more »
Follow the flowers to Namaqualand Once a year, the area known as Namaqualand, on the western flank of South Africa, puts on an extraordinary spring display. Namaqua National Park It’s the kind of thing you should do at least once in your lifetime if you are able to – travel to the West Coast of South… Read more »
5 great reasons to visit South Africa’s national parks Of South Africa’s many national parks, these 10 have something special to offer the first-time visitor Hippo yawns in the Kruger National Park. Image courtesy of Andre 1. To see big game Kruger National Park Without a doubt the jewel in the crown of South… Read more »
Transport yourself to the Magersfontein battlefield on 11 December 1899 and get a sense of events that transpired during the Anglo-Boer War. Magersfontein, just outside Kimberley in the Northern Cape, is famous as the site of an epic clash that took place on 11 December 1899 when Boer forces (descendants of the Dutch-speaking settlers) tried… Read more »