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Exploring Kimberley in South Africa’s Northern Cape
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Exploring Kimberley in South Africa’s Northern Cape

Kimberley is a town filled with diamond mines, haunted corners, home of Anglo-Boer monuments and gentleman’s clubs where the rich and famous all convened. Visiting Kimberley is like taking a tour of big parts of our country’s rich history. Aside from getting a...
Explore the Northern Cape – 10 Top Things To Do, Places To Visit
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Explore the Northern Cape – 10 Top Things To Do, Places To Visit

The Northern Cape can best be described in terms of its aridness and the crimson, sun-kissed sand dunes of the Kalahari. But this exceptionally beautiful, less visited, and vast part of South Africa that lies between the North Western Cape and Namibia works it...
All roads lead to Colesberg…
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All roads lead to Colesberg…

Colesberg lies along that section of the N1 highway that belongs to typical little Northern Cape towns like Hanover, Bethulie, Springfontein, De Aar and Trompsburg. It's the part of the highway where I begin to nod off if not driving, and to daydream if I a...
Nieuwoudtville – the town famous for its bulbs reveals itself
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Nieuwoudtville – the town famous for its bulbs reveals itself

The road to Nieuwoudtville is filled with unexpected surprises. For one, it rests on a plateau – sort of – called the Bokkeveld Plateau. You leave Vanrhynsdorp via the R27, which, after heading due north in a very straight line through the type of vegetation I...
The Horse and Mill in Colesberg
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The Horse and Mill in Colesberg

The Horse and Mill in Colesberg is a perfect local pub and probably one of the only pubs in the town. Dinner was served at our accommodation in Colesberg (the fabulous Kuilfontein Stable Cottages) on a recent stop in Colesberg. But my brother who has driven th...
Discovering the Northern Cape
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Discovering the Northern Cape

Despite being South Africa’s largest province, the Northern Cape is its most sparsely populated and looking at the almost lunar landscape, characterised by dry, rocky crags and sand it’s clear that the climate plays a large part in this. This is a hars...