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Northern Cape summer bucket list: Wine down, private game reserves and flamingos

Mattanu Private Game Reserve offers day packages for travellers who want to experience a game drive and other activities. Picture: Mattanu Private Game Reserve.

Mattanu Private Game Reserve offers day packages for travellers who want to experience a game drive and other activities. Picture: Mattanu Private Game Reserve.

Published Dec 9, 2020

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Another underrated province in South Africa is the Northern Cape, which boasts fun activities for family, couples, friends or a solo traveller.

If you find yourself in the Northern Cape this summer holiday, here are some places to check out:

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Wine down at Bezalel Wine and Brandy Estate

Bezalel Wine and Brandy Estate situated in the lower Orange River valley of the Northern Cape is worth spending a few hours enjoying a glass or two of wine, brandy or their liqueur range. There are three packages: the quick pick, highlight package and full tasting experience. Experiences start from R30.

Booking is essential. Call 054 491 1325.

Spend a day at a private game reserve

Want to enjoy the benefits of staying at a private game reserve but can’t afford the hefty price tag that comes with it? Well, Mattanu Private Game Reserve offers day packages. Guests pay R450pp.

The price includes a morning or afternoon game drive, choice of a buffet breakfast or 3-course dinner. For those who want a quad biking game viewing experience, the cost is R495pp, including your choice of breakfast or dinner.

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Visit www. mattanu.com

See the flamingos at Kamfers Dam

Nature lovers will love Kamfers Dam, which is a 10 minute drive from Kimberley. The attraction boasts thousands of flamingos that you can admire for hours.

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According to the southafrica.net website, the area is one of only four breeding sites in Africa for lesser flamingos. Be sure to snap a selfie, at a safe distance.

IYCMI: Read our summer holiday edition of IOL Travel digital magazine here.

 

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