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  • South Africa's motto, "diverse people unite", comes from Northern Cape

Situated in the northwest corner of South Africa, the Northern Cape Province was once part of the vast Cape Province. After the elections of 1994 boundaries were redrawn and the Cape Province was split into three: the Western, Eastern and Northern Capes. Today the province is the largest and most sparsely populated in the country on South Africa tours.

The Northern Cape is rich in early history and is known for its Stone Age archaeological heritage. There are many rock art sites, usually found on hilltops, slopes and rock outcrops that showcase examples of Bushman art. The modern history of the province began in 1866 when the first diamond was discovered in what is now the capital city, Kimberley.

By 1871 a diamond rush hit the region and the world-famous Kimberley mine was established. It was here that Cecil Rhodes made his fortune and it is where the roots of the De Beers Company can be traced. Today Kimberley is known as a “living museum” as many of the old shops and restaurants from early diamond digging days remain.

Most of the province lies south of the Orange River and is made up of desert and semi-desert landscapes. Despite this, the area of Namaqualand becomes a blanket of beautiful wildflowers between August and September making it a popular spot amongst tourists on a South African vacation.

The Northern Cape is home to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park which is one of the largest nature conservations in Southern Africa and is one of the largest protected ecosystems in the world.



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After your South Africa vacation, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from South Africa or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours.


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Northern Cape, South Africa

  • Ultimate Kalahari & Lower Zambezi Safari

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Start with Cape Town’s most iconic luxury hotel - celebrating art and design. Next, stay in South Africa's largest private game reserve where your game lodge blends comfort seamlessly with the stunning landscape. Lastly, head to the banks of the Zambezi River, where a luxury safari camp offers the utmost comfort amidst the wild 'real Africa' that is Zambia.
    13 Days
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    US$ 14,006
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    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Luxurious Cape & Kalahari: Cape Town & Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This deluxe itinerary features two iconic destinations. Cape Grace melds the modern comforts of a luxury hotel with traditional Cape heritage and culture. Tswalu is South Africa's largest private game reserve. This malaria-free landscape is home to over 80 game species including the Desert Black Rhino and black-maned Kalahari lions.
    9 Days
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    US$ 10,847
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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