Top things to do in Northern Cape

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…
Top Choice South African in Kimberley

Fusion Gardens

Specialising in traditional cuisine like oxtail, snoek (a type of mackerel), tripe and trotters and chicken's feet, Fusion offers a welcome break from Kimberley's usual menus. Based in a tree-filled garden in Galesh…
Top Choice Steak in Springbok

Tauren Steak Ranch

Meat-lovers rejoice: Tauren serves steaks weighing up to a kilogram, with a host of delectable sauces. The menu also features burgers, a few vegetarian choices and pizzas with toppings including biltong and boerewor…
Top Choice International in Upington

Cafe Zest

Locals swear that Zest serves the best coffee in town. It also has one of the most appealing menus, featuring salads, seafood, a decadent chicken dish with cafe au lait sauce and, of course, lots of red meat. On sum…
Top Choice South African in Sutherland

Cluster d'Hote

Based in one of the town's oldest houses, Sutherland's best restaurant is cosy, tiny and very popular, so bookings are essential. The menu – like others hereabouts – has a meaty focus, particularly Karoo lamb.
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…