Northern Cape in South Africa

Accommodation in Northern Cape

Northern Cape

The Northern Cape lies to the south of the mighty Orange River and comprises mostly desert and semi-desert characterized by vast arid plains with outcroppings of haphazard rock piles. This province boasts a colourful history and a variety of cultural tourist attractions and is particularly well known for its incredible annual floral display that takes place in Namaqualand. The cold Atlantic Ocean forms the western.This region covers the largest area of all the provinces yet has the smallest population. The last remaining true San (Bushman) people live in the Kalahari area of the Northern Cape. The whole area, especially along the Orange and Vaal rivers, is rich in San rock engravings. The province is also rich in fossils. Kimberley is the captal of this province and is famouse for its Diamond mining. It boasts an excellent museum called the Kimberley Mine Museum. The Northern Cape is a semi-arid region with little rainfall in summer. The weather conditions can be extreme in areas with cold and frosty winters, and very hot summers. Sutherland, in the south is one of the coldest towns in winter in southern Africa. Best times to visit are spring and autumn.The Northern Cape’s sheer size, clear starry night skys and incredible silence is powerfully intoxicating. This is the kind of place you want to take in slowly…