9 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

9 days in Northern Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Cape journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Upington
— 1 day
Drive
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Augrabies Falls National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sutherland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kimberley
— 4 nights
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Upington

— 1 day
Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): do a tasting at Orange River Cellars and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kalahari Safaris Day Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Upington trip maker app.

Johannesburg to Upington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Upington, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Upington

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Wildlife
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Augrabies Falls National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Augrabies Falls National Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Augrabies Falls National Park sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Upington to Augrabies Falls National Park takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Sutherland.

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Nature · Parks
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Sutherland

— 3 nights
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Step out of Sutherland with an excursion to Tankwa Karoo National Park in Calvinia--about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: look and learn at Southern Africa Large Telescope and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sutherland NG Kerk.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sutherland journey builder app.

Drive from Augrabies Falls National Park to Sutherland in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Sutherland

Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Kimberley

— 4 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 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Mokala National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole, see the interesting displays at McGregor Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Magersfontein Battlefield, and take in the exciting artwork at William Humphreys Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimberley trip maker.

Drive from Sutherland to Kimberley in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. December in Kimberley sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping
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Northern Cape travel guide

4.1
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.