4 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

4 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

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4 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Kimberley
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
2
Springbok
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Kimberley

Kimberley ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kimberley Mine Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole Kimberley, and then take in the history at Magersfontein Battlefield. On your second day here, examine the collection at McGregor Museum, examine the collection at Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre, and then head outdoors with Felidae Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kimberley vacation trip planner.

Johannesburg to Kimberley is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. August in Kimberley sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Springbok.

Things to do in Kimberley

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Magersfontein Battlefield ©
Magersfontein Battlefield
Kimberley Mine Museum ©
Kimberley Mine Museum
The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole

1
night
Springbok

Springbok ©
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Springbok travel planner.

You can drive from Kimberley to Springbok in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Kimberley in August, you will find days in Springbok are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Springbok

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Goegap Nature Reserve ©
Goegap Nature Reserve