In truth, one of the best ways to experience the great outdoors – of which the Northern Cape is almost entirely made up – is to rough it out in the open and under the stars, to embrace the elemental juxtaposition of harshness and beauty. Luckily, the Northern Cape has hundreds – if not thousands – of camping spots, operated either by SANParks or privately.
However, we understand that creature comforts often follow us on our journeys. The feel of crisp linen, a crystal clear swimming pool and colourful cocktails – handmade and hand-delivered – are, especially in an area as isolated as the Northern Cape, a welcome reprieve from the harsh wilderness. Fortunately, the province has it all.
If on-site amenities and privacy are what you’re looking for when choosing accommodation, then staying at a hotel is your best option. Hotels tend to offer fabulous amenities such as room service, swimming pools, restaurants and bars, gyms and personal concierge services. Here are a few options for hotels in the Northern Cape:
Bed & Breakfasts
Bed and breakfast establishments are a popular choice for many when it comes to accommodation. You’re allowed private rooms and ensuite bathrooms and a delicious breakfast in the morning. Some B&B’s even offer hotel amenities like a swimming pool and all-meal food services. Here are some options for Bed & Breakfasts in the Northern Cape:
Self-catering accommodation is perfect for those who want ultimate freedom and privacy wherever they’re staying. Usually in the form of entire houses, apartments or chalets, self-catering allows you total run of the place, including cooking, cleaning and use of any facilities. These are some options for self-catering accommodation in the Northern Cape:
Staying outdoors amongst fauna and flora, under the stars and sky has huge appeal for many – especially in beautiful South Africa! Whether you’re glamping or really want to rough it, camping really allows you to appreciate all that Mother Nature has to offer. Here’s a few options for camping spots in the Northern Cape:
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