Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Kimberley

Big Hole

Although the R50 million that turned the Big Hole into a world-class tourist destination came from De Beers, touring the world’s largest hand-dug hole gives an honest impression of the mining industry’s chequered pa…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Kuruman

Workshop Ko Kasi

Serving both as a community centre and a much-needed tourist draw, Ko Kasi is a must-stop if you're passing through Kuruman. Started by two local entrepreneurs in 2016, the award-wining start-up includes a craft sho…
Top Choice Observatory in Sutherland

South African Astronomical Observatory

During the day you can take a guided tour of the huge research telescopes, including the Southern African Large Telescope, but it's the two-hour night tours that are the real draw. After a short video, you head outs…
National Park in The Kalahari

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Welcome to the African safari of your childhood daydreams. Packs of entertaining meerkats scurry across the sand, antelopes wander the dry river beds munching on thorny vegetation, and as dusk nears the implausibly …
National Park in The Kalahari

Augrabies Falls National Park

The centrepiece of this park is the 56m-high waterfall created when the Gariep (Orange) River thunders through a ravine. The nearby Bridal Veil Falls drop 75m and most people simply follow the boardwalks past the fa…
National Park in Namakwa & the Hantam Karoo

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

South Africa’s remotest national park presents a barren but undeniably striking landscape filled with weird rock formations and sandy moonscapes dotted with otherworldly trees. This transfrontier park, which straddl…
Archaeological Site in Kimberley

Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre

On a site owned by the !Xun and Khwe San people, who were relocated from Angola and Namibia in 1990, this small sacred hill has 400-plus rock engravings dating back millennia. Visits start with a video detailing the…
Historic Site in Kuruman

Moffat Mission

Established by the London Missionary Society in 1816, the mission was named after long-serving Scottish missionaries Robert and Mary Moffat. They converted the local Batlhaping people to Christianity, started a scho…
National Park in The Upper Karoo

Mokala National Park

Mokala is a land of grassy plains studded with rocky hills and indigenous camel thorn trees (Tswana for the latter is 'mokala'). The species of tree is an immensely important resource to the people and wildlife that…
National Park in Namakwa & the Hantam Karoo

Namaqua National Park

Your experience at Namaqua National Park depends a lot on when you visit. From October to July it's an extremely quiet place to hike or spot birds against the barren landscape. But once spring arrives, the shrub lan…