Kimberley, the City of Diamonds, came into existence with the diamond rush of the 1870s. It is the capital city of the Northern Cape and is steeped in history and culture. It is now a modern hub with malls, art galleries, restaurants and an active nightlife.
An original frontier town, Upington started as a mission station. Today it is one of the largest towns in the province. It offers many outdoor activities such as 4×4 adventures, and is a gateway to the Augrabies Falls National Park, the Fish River Canyon in Namibia and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Kuruman owes its continued existence to a natural spring – The Eye – which for over 200 years has never faltered, providing the town and surrounds with crystal clear water, even during times of drought. The ‘Oasis of the Kalahari’, as it is known, boasts a number of attractions for the off-the- beaten-track visitor.
This quiet seaside town’s existence revolves around the offshore mining of diamonds. It is also the gateway to the rich and diverse Richtersveld World Heritage Site. Port Nolloth’s McDougall’s Bay, a gem in a province otherwise known for it deserts and wildflowers, is a Blue Flag beach.