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Winter in The Northern Cape

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Winter in the Northern Cape is a laid back family experience, with abundant adventures! Take the youngest on his or her first dune boarding experience, discover stunning vistas on our walking and discover our numerous hiking and biking trails. Go snow watching in Sutherland and discover the most spectacular night skies in Southern Africa.

Winter in the Northern Cape is where couples and families can hit the pause button on everyday stresses and reconnect with each other in an awe-inspiring and real setting.

Below are four must do experience’s why the Northern Cape should be your winter South African holiday destination.

1 Re-charge Mind, Body and Soul

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The human psyche needs only 48hours away from electronic and digital impulses in order to reset itself to the rhythms of Mother Nature. Let your soles touch the earth and let the earth touch your soul.  Recharge and Re-connect with yourself and enjoy a quiet journey of reflection and self-discovery on one of our multi-day Camino walks. Contact

2. Re-discover Adventure Experiences of the Beaten Track

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The options for exceptional multi-generation family adventure in the Northern Cape are limitless. Make family memories to last a life time, embark on a 4×4 adventure exploration of the Richtersveld, explore the famed Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park  or the wide and endless plains of the Tankwa Karoo National Park.  Walk with wind spiders on a night hike; sand-board down an ochre dune; whoop it up on a white-water rafting trip; go fossil hunting in Frazerburg or discover the tales and legends of the famed shipwrecks whilst slack packing along the Namakwa Coastline.

Also read : Best Things To Do in The Northern Cape 

3. Reconnect on a Glamping or Camping Trip



The Namakwa Coastline, Ai -|Ais/ Richtersveld and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Parks, a treehouse in the Mokala National Park, a Karoo farm, or on the banks of the Vaal and Orange rivers are just some of the  amazing camping choices. Reconnect with family, loved ones or friends whilst enjoying one or more of our splendid camping or glamping experiences. Check your favourite online booking platform for more glamping and camping experiences available within the Northern Cape.

4. Active Outdoors

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Take part in incredible adventure sport events or go solo to explore the hundreds of exhilarating trails, routes and tracks awaiting you in the Northern Cape. Water your preference –  there are multi-day kayaking experiences and world class fly-fishing along the Orange and Vaal River. For adrenaline-pumping adventure join one of the following adventure activities, Namaqua Schaap River Canyon Ultra Trail, Namaqua Quest 3 -day Trail Running, Namaqua Quest 3 Day MTB, Namaqua Schaap River Canyon Slackpack Hike or the Namaqua 3 day MTB flower Tour. Interested please email and we are happy to share more information on bookings and dates.

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