15 days in Northern Cape & Rosh Pinah Itinerary

15 days in Northern Cape & Rosh Pinah Itinerary

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15 days in Northern Cape & Rosh Pinah Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Drive:  4​h
1
Sutherland, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Nieuwoudtville, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Springbok, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rosh Pinah, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Augrabies Falls National Park, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Kimberley, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

1
night
Sutherland, South Africa

Sutherland ©
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sutherland NG Kerk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Sutherland Planetarium, look and learn at Southern Africa Large Telescope, and then experience rural life at Blesfontein Farm.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sutherland trip planner .

Cape Town to Sutherland is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nieuwoudtville.

Things to do in Sutherland

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Southern Africa Large Telescope ©
Southern Africa Large Telescope
Blesfontein Farm ©
Blesfontein Farm
Sutherland Planetarium ©
Sutherland Planetarium

2
nights
Nieuwoudtville, South Africa

Nieuwoudtville ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, take a memorable drive along Vanrhynspas, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Nieuwoudtville Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Hantam National Botanical Garden and then take a peaceful walk through Quiver Tree Forest.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nieuwoudtville tour builder site .

You can drive from Sutherland to Nieuwoudtville in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Nieuwoudtville are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Springbok.

Things to do in Nieuwoudtville

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Quiver Tree Forest ©
Quiver Tree Forest
Vanrhynspas ©
Vanrhynspas
Hantam National Botanical Garden ©
Hantam National Botanical Garden

2
nights
Springbok, South Africa

Springbok ©
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Goegap Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Springbok trip planning tool .

You can drive from Nieuwoudtville to Springbok in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will leave for Rosh Pinah on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Springbok

Wildlife Parks
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Goegap Nature Reserve ©
Goegap Nature Reserve

4
nights
Rosh Pinah, Namibia

Rosh Pinah ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Fish River Canyon (in Ais-Ais) and Aus (Wild Horses of the Namib & Garub Pan).

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rosh Pinah trip planner .

You can drive from Springbok to Rosh Pinah in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Rosh Pinah

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Aus, Fish River Canyon
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon
Wild Horses of the Namib ©
Wild Horses of the Namib
Garub Pan ©
Garub Pan

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night
Augrabies Falls National Park, South Africa

Augrabies Falls National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Augrabies Falls National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Augrabies Falls National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Rosh Pinah to Augrabies Falls National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll set off for Kimberley on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Nature Parks
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Augrabies Falls National Park ©
Augrabies Falls National Park

3
nights
Kimberley, South Africa

Kimberley ©
As the heart of the Northern Cape's "Diamond Fields"--the region where the glittering jewels were discovered in the 1870s--Kimberley has evolved from a simple mining encampment to a thriving city rich in history and heritage.
Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Mokala National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kimberley Mine Museum, view the masterpieces at William Humphreys Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole, and witness the site of a historic battle at Magersfontein Battlefield.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kimberley vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Augrabies Falls National Park to Kimberley takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums Nature Parks
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Kimberley Mine Museum ©
Kimberley Mine Museum
The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole
Mokala National Park ©
Mokala National Park