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Northern Cape Tourism Authority Tender NCTA /001/2012 2012-09-10
Internal Auditing Services for the Northern Cape Tourism Authority read more >>



Namaqua National Park Flower Report - September 2012 2012-09-10
Rainfall, Skilpad Section, Namaqua National Park: April 2012: 13.71mm, May 2012: 14.74mm, June 2012: 86.62mm, July 2012: 35.30mm, August 2012: 68.81mm, September 2012: 0.0mm (to date) read more >>



Namaqua National Park Flower Report 2012-08-20
Rainfall, Skilpad section, Namaqua National Park: April 2012: 13.71mm, May 2012: 14.74mm, June 2012: 86.62mm, July 2012: 35.30mm, August 2012: 61.20mm (to date) read more >>



Cape West Coast and Namaqua Flower Report August 2012 2012-08-10
Rainfall has been sufficient for the past 2 months, although later than normal. Rainfall, Skilpad Section, Namaqua National Park: April 2012: 13.71mm, May 2012: 14.74mm, June 2012: 86.62mm, July 2012: 35.30mm, August: 11.93mm (to date) read more >>



Some recent archaeological findings in the Northern Cape 2012-07-19
Professor Michael Chazan of the University of Toronto will give a talk this [Friday] evening on archaeological findings that have recently focused international attention on Northern Cape sites. read more >>



Kathu Nominated for Town of the Year 2012-07-10
The Northern Cape is once again in the spotlight with Kathu being nominated in the Kwêla and Rapport Town of the Year competition. The hugely popular competition is run on a regional basis with towns being nominated to represent each region. The regional winners will go up against each other in August. read more >>



Northern Cape Tourism in Upward Curve 2012-07-03
Tourism in the Northern Cape continues to grow and remains one of the biggest economic contributors in the province. Tourism statistics released by SA Tourism showed a year-on-year growth for both domestic , African and International arrivals as well as a significant increase in the duration of stay within the province. read more >>



Northern Cape Youth Celebrate Through Skateboarding 2012-06-15
Young South Africans in the Northern Cape Province will be celebrating National Youth Day on 16 June in a particularly age-appropriate way when they take to the Maloof Skate Plaza in Kimberley for a day of thrilling skateboarding action. The day’s activities form part of the Maloof Skateboarding for Hope community outreach initiative and aims to bring the sport of skateboarding closer to kids across the country. read more >>



Visit Northern Cape Tourism at Namibia Tourism Expo in Windhoek and win great prizes! 2012-06-04
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Northern Cape Aims at Namibian Market 2012-06-04
The Northern Cape Tourism Authority will return to the Namibian Tourism Expo in June to showcase the unique tourism offerings of South Africa’s largest province. The destination marketing organisation will attend this highly popular exhibition from 6-9 June to once again forge valuable relationships with tourism role players from neighbouring countries and around the globe. read more >>



Love the Northern Cape in February 2012-02-15
It’s the month of love and the Northern Cape Province promises visitors a red-hot calendar of activities during February. read more >>



Maloof Money Cup 2011-12-09
Witness the world's best skateboarding event in Kimberley from 30 September to 2 October 2011. read more >>



Karoo Fly-Inn 15 - 17 September 2011 2011-08-22
The Karoo is now only 3 hours from JHB/CT. Featuring Hanover, Britstown and De Aar. read more >>



Northern Cape in Full Bloom 2011-08-05
Northern Cape in Full Bloom Each spring, the dormant and arid winter plains of the Northern Cape’s Namaqua region are transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour with the arrival of the flower season. Experience the Namaqua in all its floral finery as the landscape is covered with a flamboyant spread of wild flowers. read more >>



Hat and tea Part at the Big Hole 2010-11-16
Cuppa for CANSA read more >>



Go Offbeat with the Namaqualanders 2010-11-16
Looking for something different and off the beaten track? Pack your karretjie and get to the Northern Cape for the Namakwa Festival in Springbok, 2 - 5 December 2010 read more >>



The Spirit of Africa Trophy 2010 4x4 Challenge vs Northern Cape Extreme 2010-10-21
The Spirit of Africa Trophy 2010 4x4 Challenge vs Northern Cape Extreme The Spirit of Africa Trophy is the ultimate test of 4x4 driving skills. The annual competition was specially created for drivers who want to test their own skills against the toughest African conditions and other serious 4x4 teams. It’s man, it’s machine - all pitted against each other in a grueling test of engineering, endurance and sheer courage. read more >>



Arid Regional Cultural event in Celebration of Heritage Month, Namaqua National Park 2010-09-15
Arid Regional Cultural event in Celebration of Heritage Month, Namaqua National Park Thursday 16th September 2010, sees the coming together of all five National Parks in the Arid Region to celebrate Heritage Month and the South African National Parks (SANParks) Week. read more >>



4 Stage Mountain Bike Race 2010-08-13
Lucky entrants from across the country will find themselves riding through the magnificent scenery of the Northern Cape. The 348 km route is fun, challenging and includes a 35 km night stage. Day 4 is 75km of single track heaven. read more >>



Flowers of Namaqualand 2010-07-23
Namaqualand has the richest bulb flora of any arid region in the world. For those of you who want to experience the annual miracle of spring flowers of Namaqualand start planning your trip now, as mother nature may just be early with her wild flower spectacular. read more >>



Vote For Springbok As Northern Cape’s Town of the Year 2010-07-06
Springbok has made it to the National finals of the Rapport / Kwêla Town of the Year Competition – and Northern Cape Tourism wants your help to make sure that the town becomes the Country’s Town of the year. read more >>



World Skateboarding Championships for the Northern Cape 2010-06-09
World Skateboarding Championships for the Northern Cape Kimberley, in the Northen Cape, is set to hold the Maloof Money Cup World Skateboarding Championships between September 30th and October 2nd, 2011. read more >>



Northern Cape Dazzles the World at Indaba 2010 2010-05-26
Northern Cape Dazzles the World at Indaba 2010 The Northern Cape Province builds up to 2011 mega tourism events and destination repositioning, building on existing positioning as South Africa's exploration and discovery destination of choice. read more >>



"The Northern Cape Race" promises compulsive TV viewing for South African viewers! 2010-01-15
With 4 000 kilometres of Northern Cape highways and back roads covered and 36 contestants divided into 12 teams, “The Northern Cape Race” premieres on SABC TV3 on Sunday 17 January. read more >>



1,000 mph car: The Adventure Builds 2009-11-25
1,000 mph car: The Adventure Builds One year on - major milestones achieved The BLOODHOUND Project is the World Land Speed Record attempt designed to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM subjects). read more >>



Service Excellence Award Winners 2009 2009-10-07
Service Excellence Award Winners 2009 The official awards ceremony was held on Monday, 28 September 2009 at Mokala National Park, where the winners were announced. Congratulations to all that participated and to those that made it to the finals. We are proud of our gems! Let us continue to strive together towards service excellence! read more >>



Heritage in Tourism Week 2009-09-17
Seminars & free guided excursions from 22-25 September 2009, a Tourism Month event read more >>



Tourism Month September 2009 2009-09-02
The theme for this year’s tourism day is “Celebrating Tourism through diversity”. The South African theme for the month is about promoting domestic travel and opening the doors of travel to all. read more >>



New 4x4 trail opens in Namaqua National Park 2009-08-06
New 4x4 trail opens in Namaqua National Park A new 4x4 trail, the Caracal Ecoroute, was opened for visitors during July 2009. The 153km trail stretches from Skilpad in the Northeast to Groen River in the south, and will enable visitors to enjoy previously inaccessible new areas of the Namaqua National Park. read more >>



Press Release: iXerry Wilderness Trail 2009-08-06
Press Release: iXerry Wilderness Trail In the midst of the tree savanna, caught in the wilderness area between the Nossob and Aoub rivers lin the vast Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park lies iXerry bush camp, the base camp for the iXerry Wilderness Trail. read more >>



Northern Cape Tourism Service Excellence Awards 2009 2009-07-24
These awards were created to give recognition to those service providers who go the extra mile to deliver excellent customer service in the tourism industry. Enter and be awarded! read more >>



Marrick Challenge MTB race 2009-07-17
Marrick Challenge MTB race The inaugural 3 stage Marrick Challenge MTB race will be held on the scenic Marrick Safari Game Farm situated only 10kms from Kimberley from 24 – 26 September 2009. read more >>



Afrikaburn 9-13 September 2009 2009-07-17
Afrikaburn 9-13 September 2009 AfrikaBurn is a creative arts and freedom of expression festival that aims to build temporary community through collaborative arts projects, in a completely non-commercial environment. read more >>



Meshack Nkadimag Hotel Kgalagadi 2009-06-02
Meshack Nkadimag Hotel Kgalagadi Eteya Finalists 2009 read more >>



Mokala National Park Cream of Tourism Excellence 2009-05-27
Mokala National Park Cream of Tourism Excellence Situated approximately 80 kilometers (49.7 miles) south-southwest of Kimberley, and west of the N12 freeway to Cape Town, Mokala National Park under the management of South African National Parks (SANParks) is the cream of tourism excellence. read more >>



Son of the Wind Production 2009-05-18
Son of the Wind Production Son of the Wind is a multimedia production about two San communities called the !Xun & Khwe living at Platfontein, located about 13k from Kimberley. The play is written and directed by Misty Brodiaea. Craig and Damon Foster of Foster Brother Film are creating all the film sequences for the production. read more >>



Become a Tour Operator in the Northern Cape 2009-02-18
Have you ever wanted to offer your own tour operating service to visitors traveling in the Northern Cape? View the guidelines for the Northern Cape Tourist Guide registration and download all the relevant documentation and registration forms here. read more >>



Youth Tourism New Venture Creation Competition and Awards Ceremony 2009-02-18
The ten top youth tourism entrepreneurs for 2008 will be crowned at an award ceremony in Kimberley’s Mayibuye Centre, Galeshewe, on Saturday 21 February 2009. read more >>



COSAFA U20 Championship 2008-11-10
COSAFA U20 Championship The Northern Cape Province through the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has been awarded the right to host the Metropolitan COSAFU U20 Championship Soccer Tournament over the period 26 November to 8 December 2008 in Kimberley. read more >>



NCTA Launches Top Entrepreneurs Pocket Guide 2008-11-10
NCTA Launches Top Entrepreneurs Pocket Guide Two years ago the Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation started an initiative to support tourism entrepreneurs in an effort to augment the Northern Cape tourism experience offered by the twenty one small tourism enterprises in this booklet. As such, they represent the cream of the crop of historically disadvantaged tourism entrepreneurs. read more >>



Northern Cape Scoops Up Prestigious DSTV Getaway Reward 2008-11-10
Northern Cape Scoops Up Prestigious DSTV Getaway Reward Northern Cape Tourism was awarded the top accolade at the DSTV Getaway show for the Best Place To Go To (Destination) 2008 read more >>



South Africa wins bid to host Paragliding Cross Country Open World Series 2008-10-30
South Africa wins bid to host Paragliding Cross Country Open World Series It was recently announced in Piedrahita, Spain that the Northern Cape town De Aar will be hosting a Pre-XC Open World Series Event in 2008 as well as one of the four legs of the Paragliding Cross Country Open World Series in 2009. read more >>



Tourism Industry Awards 2008 2008-10-08
Tourism Industry Awards 2008 Service excellence plays a key role in enhancing tourism growth. Service excellence has been adopted as a national priority in South Africa, especially as we progress towards the 2010 event. In agreement with national stance, the Northern Cape accepted the challenge and decided to launch the first annual industry awards. read more >>



Northern Cape Tourism Month 2008 2008-08-29
Northern Cape Tourism Month programme and information read more >>



Tswalu in the Kalahari opens after extensive refurbishment 2008-08-01
Tswalu in the Kalahari opens after extensive refurbishment After a month or so of extensive refurbishments Tswalu has reopened and is welcoming guests into a whole new experience. read more >>



Fractional Ownership of a Kalahari Golf Estate 2008-08-01
Fractional Ownership of a Kalahari Golf Estate Become part of the growing Kathu community and enjoy the facilities of the Sishen Golf course which has been graded by the Golf Digest as a top 50 course in SA with a top 20 position for the last few years. read more >>



Provincial Tourism Resource Audit To Boost Development and Job Creation 2008-07-31
Economic development, small tourism enterprise development and job creation in the Northern Cape is set to receive an important boost with the commissioning of a tourism resource audit by the provincial Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation. read more >>



Dare to experience the Wild flowers of Namakwa 2008-07-03
Dare to experience the Wild flowers of Namakwa For all those who want to experience the annual miracle of the spring flowers of Namaqualand start planning your 2008 trip now, as mother nature may just be early with her wild flower spectacular. We can never be sure, and depending on the weather, carpets of brightly coloured blossoms could be seen as early as the beginning of August. read more >>



NC Tourism Service Excellence Awards 2008 2008-07-02
In order to expose the Northern Cape to the traveller and discover the tourism gems who are raising the levels of customer service the Northern Cape Tourism Authority will be hosting their first Northern Cape Tourism Service Excellence Awards in September 2008. read more >>



Northern Cape Scoops Up Considerable Tourism Awards at Indaba 2008 2008-06-12
Northern Cape Scoops Up Considerable Tourism Awards at Indaba 2008 We’ve done it again – only better than ever before! We in the Northern Cape province can give ourselves a pat on the back for our Indaba 2008 achievements. Indaba took place 10-13 May at Durban’s International Convention Centre. read more >>



Top Emerging Entrepreneurs of the Northern Cape 2008-06-09
Top Emerging Entrepreneurs of the Northern Cape Winners of the Tourism Enterprise of the year award, affably known as the ETEYA award, represent the cream of the crop where it concerns small tourism enterprises owned by historically disadvantaged people. read more >>



Mattanu Game Ranch re-opening a great success 2008-04-16
Mattanu Game Ranch re-opening a great success The recent opening of the new facilities at Mattanu Game Ranch was a great success with the MEC of Northern Cape Tourism, PW Saaiman, delivering key notes and officially opening the new developments of the ranch. read more >>



New Protea Hotel adjacent to Big Hole 2008-01-28
New Protea Hotel adjacent to Big Hole Supporting the drive to position Kimberley’s world famous mining town back on the local and international tourist map, Protea Hotels has opened a new four-star, R44 million hotel, built adjacent to the new Big Hole development of De Beers. read more >>



Local crafts used to decorate !Xaus Lodge 2007-12-12
Local crafts used to decorate !Xaus Lodge The upmarket décor in the lodge was done using local craftsmen and artists and the results are a unique and individual lodge. read more >>



Golden Lions train at Khamkirri 2007-12-03
Golden Lions train at Khamkirri Khamkirri was roaring with excitement this weekend when they were the proud hosts of the Golden Lions Rugby team’s 3day-training camp. read more >>



Namakwa Festival 2007-11-16
Namakwa Festival “The festival that builds brands and communities” This year, the Namakwa Festival celebrating their 5th year of festivities in Springbok and surrounds will take place from 28 November – 02 December 2007. read more >>



Ouma Grietjie Adams 2007-11-16
Ouma Grietjie Adams This reconciliation award celebrates a humble and gifted woman who maintained her soul in the harsh, often brutal circumstances of a small plattelandse dorp, and taught others what it means to be human. read more >>



SA Tourism FUNDI takes flight in the “Real Province” 2007-11-16
SA Tourism FUNDI takes flight in the “Real Province” A group South African travel trade will explore the Northern Cape Province as part of SA Tourism’s FUNDI programme. This marks the first ever FUNDI trip for South African trade and takes place on the 8 – 12 October 2007. read more >>



Two new border crossings for the Northern Cape 2007-11-02
Two new border crossings for the Northern Cape The Northern Cape has two brand-new border posts, both in National Parks, linking South Africa and Namibia. This will be of great benefit to these more isolated areas of the province and will make the attractions of the wide-open spaces that the eco-tourist seeks, more accessible. read more >>



Northern Cape Tourism wins Gold 2007-11-02
Northern Cape Tourism wins Gold Northern Cape Tourism wins Gold at Cape Outdoor Adventure and Travel Experience. read more >>



Heerengracht Guest House get ETEYA Award 2007-10-18
Heerengracht Guest House get ETEYA Award Ms. Pat Mokhali, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation, and her tourism team congratulated Thami Sebusi, co-owner and manager of Heerengracht Guest House in Kimberley on being voted the top emerging entrepreneur for the Northern Cape in 2007. read more >>



The 2007 Flamingo Casino Barney Barnato Golf Week 2007-10-09
Bookings have opened at the Kimberley Golf Club for the 18th staging of the annual eight day, nine night ‘Festival of Golf, Ribald and Revelry’ from the 20th – 27th October 2007, this styled the Flamingo Casino Barney Barnato. read more >>



2007 Flower Report 2007-08-21
2007 Flower Report This year promises to be another fantastic flower season after the good winter rains. The first of the flowers were out in early August, with the best showings so far being in the more southerly areas closer to the Western Cape border. read more >>



Baby Landy conquerors the big Northern Cape 2007-08-03
Baby Landy conquerors the big Northern Cape The vast adventurous region of the Northern Cape Province was recently the proud host to the launch of the new Land Rover Freelander 2. The area proved, once again, to be one of most ideal areas for any well-planned adrenaline and adventure filled 4x4 activities. read more >>



!Kimmies Route – A Namaqua cultural experience 2007-08-02
!Kimmies Route – A Namaqua cultural experience In the heart of the Namaqua region lies the Kamiesberg mountain range, surrounding towns and villages rich with cultural history, a wreck-strewn coastline, diverse succulent plantlife and landscapes clothed with unique beauty. read more >>



Mokala National park proclaimed 2007-06-21
Mokala National park proclaimed The Northern Cape has yet another fantastic natural asset to offer tourists with the opening of the conveniently situated Mokala National Park just off the N12 near Kimberley. read more >>



ER scenes shot in Northern Cape 2007-05-29
ER scenes shot in Northern Cape The Darfur Refugee Camp scenes of the popular ER series, currently broadcast on Monday night on M-Net, were not shot in Sudan but in the Northern Cape. read more >>



The Kimberley Big Hole is open 2006-11-28
The Kimberley Big Hole is open One of Northern Cape's premier attractions has reopened after being closed for the past six months while the whole complex has been undergoing a R52-million revamp. The building crews pulled out all the stops so that the new and much improved "Big Hole" would be open for visitors from Saturday 25 November 2006. read more >>



Revamped Kimberly Big Hole to re-open 25 November 2006 2006-11-14
Revamped Kimberly Big Hole to re-open 25 November 2006 Visitors will be taken back in time when the revamped Big Hole project opens to the public on Saturday 25 November. Attendants will be dressed in nineteenth century period costumes at the official opening. There will be a mixture of the old and the new at the city’s most famous landmark, with a bar, a guest house and various retails hops, including a fast food caravan, restaurants and a photography shop, nestled in the old town section that contains all the original attractions. read more >>



Heritage Month at Wildebeest Kuil 2006-10-04
Heritage Month at Wildebeest Kuil On the outskirts of Kimberley in the Northern Cape, South Africa, is a community-based public rock art project, the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre. read more >>



Kalahari Gemsbok National Park – 1931 to 2006 2006-09-18
Kalahari Gemsbok National Park – 1931 to 2006 On 19 September this year SANParks will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park (currently known as Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park), which was proclaimed on 3 July 1931. This pristine ecosystem with its rust-red sand dunes, dry riverbeds and sparse vegetation gives sanctuary to 58 mammal, 55 reptile and 300 species of birds. read more >>



Namaqualand flower show continues 2006-08-28
Namaqualand flower show continues The amazing spring flower show, that started in mid-winter this year, seems set to continue into the traditional spring period. Very good rains earlier this year have continued and it may lead to one of the longest and best showings of the flowers in many years. read more >>



A New National Park in the Northern Cape 2006-08-17
A New National Park in the Northern Cape Vaalbos National Park has been closed and a new park, still to be named and officially opened, has been established just south of Kimberley on the N12 (Cape Town Road). read more >>



Namaqualand flowers are blooming already! 2006-08-16
Namaqualand flowers are blooming already! Amazingly enough the famous spring flowers of Namaqualand have already started blooming and we are still in the middle of winter! read more >>



Big Hole closed from July to November 2006 2006-07-31
Big Hole closed from July to November 2006 De Beers has invested R50 million in the upgrade of the the Big Hole heritage site into a world-class tourist facility. In the interest of safety the Big Hole area will be closed to visitors from the end of July to the end of November 2006. read more >>



Special Report: Namaqualand Flower Report, 14 July 2006 2006-07-17
Special Report: Namaqualand Flower Report, 14 July 2006 A report on sights of flowers blooming in the Namaqualand Region. read more >>



Northern Cape Launches its new branding identity 2006-06-15
Northern Cape Launches its new branding identity The Northern Cape Tourism Authority launched their newly developed brand at the Hilton Hotel Restaurant during Indaba 2006 on Sunday 7th May at 18h30. The Northern Cape Government, in its efforts to grow tourism identified the need to develop a White Paper to effect the above. The need to develop a new tourism brand for the province was evident. read more >>



First Provincial Northern Cape Tourism Conference 2006-06-05
First Provincial Northern Cape Tourism Conference On 20 and 21 April, the Northern Cape held its first ever tourism conference. By all accounts it was a huge success with a very good attendance. After the opening of the first session by its chairperson Ms Tina Joemat Pettersen, NC MEC for Agriculture and Land Reform, and a warm welcome by Sol Plaatjie's Major Patrick Lenyibi, The Northern Cape MEC for Tourism, Environment and Conservation gave the audience a quick run down on the purpose of the conference. read more >>



Northern Cape Tourism website already number one 2006-06-01
This site, which has only been relaunched in May 2006 and is already number one on many search engines. read more >>






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