Northern Cape Karoo Town Profiles


Famous Footsteps of Fraserburg

Why is the little Northern Cape village of Fraserburg one of the most favoured destinations of the Karoo?

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Alexander Bay, Northern Cape

People working in the Richtersveld diamond town of Alexander Bay used to be divided into Binnekampers and Buitekampers – those who lived inside the restricted area and those who were outside the fence.

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Augrabies, Northern Cape

Augrabies village is near one of the most dramatic water drop-offs in South Africa – the Augrabies Falls.

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Barkly West, Northern Cape

Barkly West has a colourful diamond rush history – and they’re still digging away for the precious stones out there.

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Brandvlei, Northern Cape

Brandvlei lies halfway between Calvinia and Kenhardt on the Great Pans of the Northern Cape.

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Britstown, Northern Cape

Britstown is named after one Hans Brits, a local resident who used to travel with explorer David Livingstone.

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Calvinia, Northern Cape

Calvinia is like a fine single-malt whisky. Once you let it settle on your palate, you are entirely charmed

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Carnarvon, Northern Cape

Carnarvon is in the land of the corbelled house, the open horizon, the black-faced Dorper sheep, the wind pump and the aeroplane.

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Colesberg, Northern Cape

The rocky hills around Colesberg have seen a lot of action in millennia gone by.

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de aar

De Aar, Northern Cape

De Aar once lay at the crossroads of travel in South Africa and held the second biggest railway junction in the country.

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