The Northern Cape is noted for its San rock art, diamond diggings, 4X4 safaris and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. It is a vast stretch of semi-desert land. The distance from the capital, Kimberley, on the eastern border to Springbok (in the west) is more than 900km.
It is a large, dry region of fluctuating temperatures and varying topographies. As the most arid part of South Africa it offers the visitor an experience that is not elsewhere available.
Kgalagadi comprises an area of over 3,6 million hectares - one of the
largest conservation areas in the world. Red sand dunes, sparse
vegetation and the dry riverbeds of the Nossob and Auob show antelope
and predator species off at a premium.
early August and September Namaqualand is transformed into a
wonderland, carpeted with wildflowers. Namaqualand is home to the
richest bulb flora of any arid region & the park incorporates the
Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve.
The Richtersveld National Park is a very good example of one of the most interesting mega-ecosystems of the world, the succulent Karoo.