4 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

4 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Cape Trip Planner

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Kimberley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Springbok
— 1 night
Drive to Upington, Fly to Johannesburg

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Kimberley

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at Kimberley Mine Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole, and then take in the history at Magersfontein Battlefield. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at McGregor Museum, see the interesting displays at Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre, and then stroll through Felidae Centre.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kimberley trip planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Springbok.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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Springbok

— 1 night
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Springbok attractions tool.

Getting from Kimberley to Springbok by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. While traveling from Kimberley, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Springbok, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Springbok

Wildlife · Parks
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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.