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Monuments and Cultural Heritage and Historical Attractions in the Northern Cape

Monuments commemorate a diverse number of person and important events in the history of this country.Cultural Heritage includes buildings, books, artifacts, folklore, language and natural heritage such as significant landscapes and biodiversity. Historical Attractions includes historical buildings, bridges, landmarks, museums, forts, battle fields and other objects and places.

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1. Colesberg
Colesberg is a traveller`s oasis on the main Cape Town-Johannesburg route, the N1, offering many attractive accommodation establishments and entertaining, educational distractions.

Northern Cape - Colesberg

2. Danielskuil
Part of a Griqua missionary and of historical importance, a geological phenomena in the form of deep cavity was formed in the dolomite limestone.

Northern Cape - Danielskuil

3. Fraserburg
Fraserburg is situated on a high plateau north of the Nuweveld Mountains and has a very rich historical heritage. Also a palaeosurface on the farm Gansfontein outside town, of several trackways of large, four-footed, five-toed mammalian reptiles 190 mill

Northern Cape - Fraserburg

4. Griekwastad
Griekwastad is situated in the Northern Cape, between Kimberley and Upington. It is by far the best crossing point on your tour between the other provinces and the world famous Witsand Nature Reserve

Northern Cape - Griekwastad

5. Kakamas
Kakamas was originally build by a church and named after the Khoi word for 'poor pasture'. However, the name today reflects poorly on a fertile valley in the lower Orange River, graced with vineyards, cotton and lucerne fields.

Northern Cape - Kakamas

6. Kamieskroon
Set among granite rock formations of the Kamiesberg Mountains, taking its name from the 330 m peak crowned with a huge, cleft rock. Photographic workshops, Namaqua flowers in spring, a hiking paradise in unique surroundings

Northern Cape - Kamieskroon

7. Kimberley
The city was founded arround a big hole about 800m deep when diamond diggers and about 30000 workers excavated the diamond pipe during the late 19th century.

Northern Cape - Kimberley

Kimberley - Mine Museum
8. Kimberley - Mine Museum
The Kimberley Mine Museum is situated next to the Big Hole and houses the first recorded diamond discovery.

Northern Cape - Kimberley

Kimberley - Museums and Historic Places
9. Kimberley - Museums and Historic Places
A trendsetter in many ways, various memorials and national monuments in Kimberley remind us of these historic firsts - like being the the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to install electric street lighting, the first in South Africa to switch to an

Northern Cape - Kimberley

10. Kuruman
Kuruman, the "oasis of the Kalahari", is set on the Ghaap Plateau and is blessed with a permanent and abundant source of water in the form of a mineral spring (The Eye), delivering some 20 million litres a day.

Northern Cape - Kuruman

11. Loeriesfontein
Where Namaqualand, Bushmanland and the Hantam meet. Quiver Tree Forest, one of the world's largest, these trees store water in their trunks and can live up to 400 years

Northern Cape - Loeriesfontein

Moffat Mission
12. Moffat Mission
The Kuruman mission has a long and interesting history. Due to the focus upon literacy, bible translation and the presence of the printing press, education became the primary task of the Mission.

Northern Cape - Kuruman

Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape
13. Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape
The Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape, a world heritage site, covers 160 000 hectares of dramatic mountainous desert in the north-west part of South Africa.

Northern Cape - Springbok

14. Upington
Bound by the Orange River and the Kalahari, Upington is the principal city in the Northern Region, an ideal winter holiday resort with all the modern conveniences on the major routes to Namibia and Kalahari, Augrabies, Fish River Canyon and Northern Cape

Northern Cape - Upington

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