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Northern Cape Visitorials

We ♥ the Eastern Cape … We’ve asked those in the know, to complete a short questionnaire highlighting their favourites about destinations in the Northern Cape. Stop by before you travel and discover where locals go for the best cup of coffee, their favourite restaurants and shops and much more. We’re letting you in on all of their secrets …

Friday, 4 May 2012

I Love Kimberley Because …

I ♥ Kimberley

I ♥ Kimberley

Hi, I’m Riana Engelbrecht from Broadwater between Kimberley and Douglas in the Northern Cape.

KIMBERLEY IS BEST KNOWN FOR the Big Hole, the largest hand-dug excavation in the world.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN in the old Town at the Big Hole, to look like a film star from the diamond era.

THE BEST flamingo PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Kamfersdam, just outside Kimberley on the Johannesburg Road.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS in the Old Town at the Big Hole. Continued

Monday, 12 March 2012

I Love Upington Because …

I ♥ Upington

I ♥ Upington

Hi, I’m Liesel Gerber from Libby’s Lodge in Upington in the Green Kalahari, Northern Cape.

Upington IS BEST KNOWN AS an oasis in the desert where the mighty Orange River weaves a golden band through the Kalahari landscape – a town that symbolises growth and prosperity.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Camel and Rider statue (which commemorates the mounties and their mounts who policed this harsh desert territory).

THE BEST nature PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT sunset along the river.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Date Palm Avenue (declared a national monument in 1982.  The length of the avenue is 1041m and it consists of 200 date palms – this makes it the longest and densest palm avenue in the Southern hemisphere). Continued

Friday, 9 March 2012

I Love Kathu Because …

I ♥ Kathu

I ♥ Kathu

Hi, we’re Elfie and Lezanne from Kathuhari Guesthouse in Kathu in Kalahari, Northern Cape.

KATHU IS BEST KNOWN FOR the huge mining industry in the Northern Cape and of course our famous Camelthorn forest.  The forest is only one of two in the world and has awareded protected status by the government.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT standing next to the huge trucks at the shell garage when you enter Kathu from the N14.  these are old and Kumba Iron ore (old Sishen) have much bigger ones now.

THE BEST PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN on the Sishen Golf Course where lots of wedding and family pictures has been taken with breathtaking outcomes. Continued

Monday, 6 February 2012

I Love Colesberg Because …

I ♥ Colesberg

I ♥ Colesberg

Hi, we are Jurie from Toverberg Guest Houses and Carl Gronum from Traveller’s Joy Guest House  in Colesberg in the Northern Cape.

Colesberg IS BEST KNOWN FOR being a convenient stopover between the interior and the coast. Here the N1 and the N9 meet.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the wrought iron lamp at the corner of Paul Kruger and Ventershoek Streets – erected in commemoration of Queen Vistoria’s 60th Jubilee.

THE BEST sunset PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN DOWN the road passing the golf course.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT a number of 19th century buildings and the Colesberg Sloot. Continued