1 The Big Hole

The vast hand-dug crater that dominates Kimberley is an awesome testament to South Africa’s pioneer diamond hunters.

2 Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Discover lion, gemsbok and suricate among the parched red sand dunes of the Kalahari.

3 Augrabies Falls

Marvel at Africa’s second-biggest waterfall, where the Orange River thunders into an echoing gorge carved out of the desert.

4 Namaqualand flowers

In August and September the veld bursts into colour with a superb natural floral display, and boasts a fascinating variety of unusual succulents year-round.

5 Driving down the N7

The province’s most scenic drive stretches south from Springbok through rocky mountains and peaceful dorps. For more information, see Namaqua National Park.

6 Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

South Africa’s only mountain desert, a hot, dry and forbidding place that can only be explored by 4WD or by drifting down the Orange River in an inflatable canoe.

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