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Map of the Northern Cape
Northern Cape, close to the Namibian border.
A typical Northern Cape scene

The Northern Cape is situated in the north-west corner of South Africa. Although it is the largest of the nine provinces (361,000 km²), it has the smallest population (900,000).


The Northern Cape can be divided into the following regions:

Northern Cape regions - Color-coded map
  Diamond Fields
Eastern edge of the Northern Cape
The south eastern region
The west coast and bordering onto the Western Cape
  Green Kalahari
In the north, bordering on Namibia and Botswana
North eastern region


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Originally the Northern Cape was part of what used to be known as the Cape Province. However, after the 1994 elections the old provincial boundaries were redrawn, and the Cape Province was split into the Northern Cape, the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape Provinces.

The Northern Cape is a dry and sparsely populated region, and much of it is semi-desert. Nevertheless, it has a beauty of its own and is a popular destination for South African and international tourists alike.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

The Northern Cape Province is served by a number of excellent national roads.

By plane[edit]

Upington Airport and Kimberley Airport have flights to some of the major cities in South Africa, operated by South African Airways.

Get around[edit]

Public transport is limited, so your best option is by car. Remember to fuel up whenever you can, as distances between gas stations can be long.





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