The Northern Cape is home to many activities for the entire family. The Big Hole is one such attraction. Picture: Supplied.
The Northern Cape is home to many activities for the entire family. The Big Hole is one such attraction. Picture: Supplied.

Tourism Month: 3 bucket list activities to try in Northern Cape

By CLINTON MOODLEY AND SACHA VAN NIEKERK Time of article published Sep 13, 2019

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South Africa is home to many unique experiences. If you find yourself in the Northern Cape, here are some places to check out: 

See The Big Hole

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Kimberley is the capital city of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province. It’s known for its 19th-century diamond mines, like the deep, hand-dug Big Hole. Great excursion from the Rovos Rail. . . . #kimberley #southafrica #thebighole #diamondmines #diamonds #amazingplaces #doyoutravel #exploretheworld #insta #instagooda #instatravel #lovetotravel #neverstopexploring #photography #photooftheday #seetheworld #travel #traveller #travelphotography #travelpics #traveltheworld #travelwhileyoucan #wanderlust #🇿🇦 @afsafco

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The Big Hole is one of South Africa's best man-made attractions. It was created during the late 1800s and is a combination of smaller mines dug to create one big mine. The Big Hole is believed to be 463 metres wide with a surface area of 17 hectares and excavated to a depth of 240 metres. 

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Augrabies Falls on the Orange River is around 56 metres in height. It is known as one of Northern Cape’s best-kept secrets. The waterfall will make for stunning photographs. Augrabies Falls National Park offers game drives, walking trails and dining options. 

Call 054 452 9205.

Take a dip in Riemvasmaak Hot Springs

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Nestled between the Orange and the dry Molapo rivers, the Riemvasmaak hot springs formed from volcanic eruptions that occurred centuries ago. The area is known for its quad-biking, 4x4 and hiking trails to the Orange river. The entrance fee of R25 grants travellers access to the hot springs, pools and hiking trails. 

Call 073 383 8812.  

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