Welcome to Northern Cape


It’s a raw, elemental land, where gnarly camel thorn, quiver and Halfmens trees break the boundless horizons. Yet some of nature’s greatest tricks here are instances of rejuvenating beauty. The Gariep (Orange) River waters the dry region, creating the Green Kalahari with its vineyards and epic Augrabies Falls. Following the rains, red Kalahari sands shimmer with grasses, and Namakwa’s spring blooming carpets rocky hills and plains with wildflowers.


Top experiences in Northern Cape

Northern Cape activities

$21.30 Outdoor Activities

Kruger National Park Afternoon Game Drive

Hop on and get the best wildlife sightings in Kruger National Park with one of our guides on our afternoon game drive.Your amazing guide will also comment on everything you see on the drive.We enter the park at around 13h30 and spend the entire afternoon driving in search of all things wild and wonderful.Dropoff at the gate is at around 18h30. Our Afternoon Kruger Park safari drives typically start from Crocodile Bridge entrance after guests are picked up from Marloth Park, Komatipoort and other surrounding areas. Guests can also be picked up from Malelane, Berg-en-Dal, Lower Sabie and Skukuza rest camps after the main entrance gates open.Although it can never be guaranteed, we often see the big 5 on our Early Morning Kruger Park Game Drive. Our Afternoon Kruger Safari usually lasts for about 5 hours. Included in the Price: - Afternoon Open Vehicle Game Drive - FGASA DEAT registered guide- Coffee/tea and rusks - 1 Bottle water per guest - Pickup and drop off at accommodation

$588.54 Outdoor Activities

kruger NP 2Days Optimum Game Safari

Overview: On your first day you will depart from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park which will take about 4hours worth of beautiful sightseeing on the way. At your arrival you will get a chance to do a Panorama drive. On your day 2 you wake up to a Sunrise 4x4 open air Safari experience and then check out to depart back to Johannesburg. Tour Activities: Day1: This is the first exciting day of a 2 days, 1 night Kruger National Park tour. And you will be filled with so much anticipation to be picked from the hotel around 9am of an exciting morning. This will be such an adventurous  journey from Johannesburg to Kruger with the best sightseeing on the way, which will take us about 4-5hours drive with a few minutes stop after about 2 hours’ drive. Arrive at Kruger National Park after about four hours’ drive. Arrive to do a Panorama drive for about 3hours. And then continue to Kruger National Park where you will do a late open air vehicle 4x4Safari to give you the best experience. Day2: Because the Sunrise Safari drives begin at 5:30am, you will have an early morning that is made up of freshly atmosphere and overwhelming anticipation from the day. Wake up to do a Sunrise most refreshing 4x4 open air Safari. As this will be the second and last day of this tour, check out and depart to return back to Johannesburg.

$3762.87 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Lesotho Motorbike Tour

Ride dual purpose bikes through Lesotho, returning via the Indian Ocean.  Experience the thrilling mountain roads and intriguing culture of Lesotho; the clear blue ocean in Kwa-Zulu Natal; the hospitality and war, sunny days of South Africa and the camaraderie of like-minded people. Included                                                                        Arrival and departure transfers, motorbike rental with full road insurance (Riders must leave a deposit to cover any excess), luggage vehicle and bike trailer back-up, one spare motorcycle on trailer, twin shared accommodation for eight nights, eight breakfasts, one dinner, entry fees throughout tour, excursions and activities as per itinerary. Excluded International flights and internal flights, visas, personal travel insurance, gratuities, all other meals not listed in the itinerary, all drinks, fuel, toll fees, refundable deposit for motorcycle, curios and any other activities and services not listed. Total Tour 1366 KM

$19.36 Outdoor Activities

BIRD WATCHING OR PHOTOGRAPHY

Summertime is the perfect time to spot some of Wildthingz' 350 species of birds.The acacia woodlands and gardens surrounding Wildthingz support many species of bird, including Waxbills, Apalis, Scrub Robins, Flycatchers, Scimitar Bills, Hoopoes, Robin Chats and Cuckoos.Cuckoo activity in particular in our conservancy has been hailed as the best anywhere in South Africa by avid bird enthusiast and professional photographer, Kevin Scott.Water fowl also come flocking to the watering hole – you'll find Heron, Duck, Teal, and Little Grebe at the dams and in the reeds, as well as a large variety of Warblers and other reed-dwelling species.Some of South Africa's majestic birds of prey also call our skies and treetops home. From the Little Sparrowhawk, Gabar Goshawk, and Lanner Falcon, to the Black-chested Snake Eagle and the occasional sighting of giant Marial Eagle and Verraux's (Black) Eagle pairs.A number of these eagles even nest within the conservancy.“All in all, Wildthingz Lodge has never failed to supply me with great photographic opportunities and bird watching on the numerous times I have been there and would highly recommend it to any avid bird watchers and/or photographers.” - Kevin Scott, 2017

$619.52 Luxury & Special Occasions

ROMANTIC GETAWAY FOR TWO

WHERE A BUSH COTTAGE FEELS LIKE HOMEOur luxury, bush cottages provide a combination of perfect privacy and picturesque views.  Enjoy everything from breakfast to a braai / barbeque on your balcony, overlooking a riverbed and acacia woodland where you’ll often see some of our wildlife wandering past. Speaking of creatures, we’ve got the comforts too. Luxury linens cover our beds and keep you cozy at night. A fully furnished kitchenette for all your cooking needs. The en-suite rooms come with DSTV and balcony access, and the thatched ceiling lets you feel like you’re away from the city even as you sit inside and relax. Wildthingz accommodation gives you that free feeling of a weekend getaway, with all the comforts of home.PICNIC WITH LIONSOur picnic with lions really is that once in a lifetime opportunity to onto your bucket list. This time, the words “a walk on the wild side,” include some cheese and wine. After this surreal experience of picnicking with fully-grown African lions you’ll walk away not only stuffed with delicious cheese and wine, but with a deeper understanding of these incredible animals through the time you share with them. You’ll meet your guides at reception and take a short walk into the bush where you’ll have a safety briefing. When you’re ready, you’ll be joined by the rest of the team – and two lions! You’ll take a walk through the conservancy until you reach the pristine river valley where you’ll have your picnic. Nerves are to be expected, but by the end of the day you’ll feel like part of the pride and be left with a memory you’ll never forget.DINNER WITH BUSH BABIESSet in the heart of a pristine acacia woodland and a lovely fire to set the scene, you will be surrounded by the beautiful trees, calming sounds of nature and of course, the main attraction; our bush babies, where you will have an exclusive three course meal, accompanied by a bottle of wine.YOUR VERY OWN FOUR-WHEELED WILDLIFE ADVENTURETake charge of your own game drive experience, either during the day or at night. Hop on a quad bike and follow one of our guides along dirt trails through the acacia woodland that are both serene and thrilling at the same time. You’ll encounter wildlife from giraffe and zebra to wildebeest and many different species of antelope. Sitting in a 4X4 game viewing vehicle is great and all, but at Wildthingz we like to get a little closer to nature. We want you to feel like a part of something, not like a spectator on the sidelines. So join us for a quad bike safari and take your wild side for a wild ride!

$19.36 Private & Custom Tours

WILDTHINGZ LODGE GETAWAY

WHERE A BUSH COTTAGE FEELS LIKE HOMEOur luxury, self-catering bush cottages provide a combination of perfect privacy and picturesque views.  Enjoy everything from breakfast to a braai / barbeque on your balcony, overlooking a riverbed and acacia woodland where you’ll often see some of our wildlife wandering past. Speaking of creatures, we’ve got the comforts too. Luxury linens cover our beds and keep you cozy at night. A fully furnished kitchenette for all your cooking needs. The en-suite rooms come with DSTV and balcony access, and the thatched ceiling lets you feel like you’re away from the city even as you sit inside and relax. Perfect for an adventure near Joburg, whether you spend your time inside or outside, Wildthingz accommodation gives you that free feeling of a weekend getaway, with all the comforts of home.WAKE UP TO THE WILDEach room overlooks the riverbed and bushveld, so if you sleep with the curtains open, you’ll wake to the wonderful sight of wilderness stretching away before you.ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME ACTIVITIES TO PUT ON THE BUCKET LISTBUSH BABY NIGHT WALKThe wilderness changes when the sun goes down. Enjoy a serene and thrilling guided walk through the conservancy at night on the lookout for adorable bush babies, elusive honey badgers, jackal, and more.BUSH WALKSThere is no better way to learn about nature than to get up close and personal. Take an immersive guided walk through the acacia woodlands for some of the closest encounters with wildlife the conservancy can offer.CLAY PIGEON SHOOTINGFiring a shotgun is quite an exhilarating experience. Come and try it out for yourself at our clay pigeon shooting range and feel the satisfaction of taking out an orange ceramic disc as it flies through the sky.PICNIC WITH LIONSSet in a pristine riverbed underneath our famous Bush Willow tree, enjoy a delicious lunch that consists of wine, cheese, and crackers with a bit of company – our lions – right there with you.QUAD BIKINGGame drives are too removed from the action for us. So at Wildthingz, you take charge of a quad bike for a guided adventure safari on your own four wheels.WALK WITH LIONSWe don’t have fences separating you from the experience here. On this walk you’ll get up close and personal with two of our fully-grown African lions. And by the end, you’ll know what it’s like to be part of the pride.