trips planned by users
trips planned by users
Springbok trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. It was called Springbokfontein, until 1911, when it was shortened to Springbok. Springbok is located on the N7 national road which connects the Cape with Namibia, and at the western end of the N14, which connects it with Upington and Pretoria. It is the main town of the Nama Khoi Local Municipality, which also includes a number of surrounding towns such as Okiep and Nababeep.The town lies at an elevation of 1007m in a narrow valley between the high granite domes of the Klein Koperberge (Small Copper Mountains). This name gives away the reason for the early settlement which gradually turned into a major commercial and administrative centre for copper mining operations in the region. While the town initially developed rapidly, this slowed down when rich copper deposits were discovered in Okiep. As the main source of water, Springbok continued to develop as the commercial and administrative centre for different mines in the area. Even though mining activities have dwindled, the town remains an important administrative capital in the region and due to its location a favourite stopover for tourists on their way to Namibia. Today the main income is generated from tourism, mining activities, commerce and farming. Springbok is in Northern Cape. Plan your holiday in Springbok and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our South Africa trip itinerary tool .
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Springbok
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Springbok tours
Namaqualand Cultural Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $360
Duration: 8 hours
Photography Safari in Kalahari Desert BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $1,870
Duration: 24 to 180 hours
Namaqualand Eco Walk BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $1,255
Duration: 7 days
Popular things to do in Springbok
Places to visit with Springbok
Recently planned trips to Springbok
17 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls BY A USER FROM ISRAEL February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Springbok & Namibia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Northern Cape BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Namibia & Springbok BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium