Find Game & Nature Reserves in the Northern Cape

Northern Cape Game & Nature Reserves

Benfontein Nature Reserve

Located in or near Campbell / Douglas / Jan Kempdorp / Kimberley / Warrenton
Benfontein Nature Reserve, Northern Cape
Benfontein Nature Reserve, which lies near Kimberley in the Northern Cape, roughly 430km from Johannesburg, is the one place in the country where you can see Africa's smallest cat - the black-footed cat. But you will have to do ...

Dronfield Nature Reserve

Located in or near Campbell / Douglas / Kimberley
Dronfield Nature Reserve, Northern Cape
Lying just off the N12, a mere 10km north of Kimberley, Dronfield Nature Reserve is on the De Beers Diamond Route. The game farm is a favourite with families who stay in the reserve whilst taking in other Kimberley, and ...

Kamfers Dam

Located in or near Campbell / Douglas / Kimberley
Kamfers Dam, Northern Cape
Kamfers Dam is particularly significant for its being one of the very few breeding sites for the Lesser Flamingo, which is smaller and paler than its contemporaries. These beautiful birds can be seen in their tens of thousands as ...

Mokala National Park

Located in or near Campbell / Douglas / Kimberley
Mokala National Park, Northern Cape
Mokala is South Africa’s newest National Park, situated approximately 80km south-southwest of Kimberley, and west of the N12 freeway to Cape Town. Nestled in the hills, Mokala's landscape boasts a variety of koppieveld (hills) ...

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Located in or near Danielskuil / Kathu / Kgalagadi / Kuruman / McCarthys Rest / Mier / Tswalu
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape
Africa's first formally declared trans-border conservation area, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, on the border of South Africa and Botswana, was officially launched on May 12, 2000. The combined land area of the Kgalagadi ...

Riemvasmaak Community Conservancy

Located in or near Augrabies / Kakamas / Keimoes
Riemvasmaak Community Conservancy, Northern Cape
North west of the town of Kakamas and bordering the Augrabies National Park is the Riemvasmaak Community Conservancy - 75 00 hectares of land between the flowing Orange and dry Molopo rivers. Pronounced 'reem fuss mark', meaning ...

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Located in or near Kuruman / McCarthys Rest / Tswalu / Upington
Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, Northern Cape
Surrounding the rugged Koranneberg Mountains in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve covers 1000km˛ (100 000 ha) of land on the edge of the mysterious desert wilderness that is the Kalahari. In the ...

Witsand Nature Reserve

Located in or near Augrabies / Kakamas / Kathu / Olifantshoek / Postmasburg / Upington
Witsand Nature Reserve, Northern Cape
The Witsand (White Sands) Nature Reserve is a 2 500 hectares island of brilliant white sands surrounded by a sea of regular Red Kalahari sand. Also known as Brulsand, or Roaring Sands. Geologists who have studied the region claim ...

Augrabies Falls National Park

Located in or near Augrabies / Groblershoop / Grootdrink / Kakamas / Kanoneiland / Kenhardt / Postmasburg / Upington
Augrabies Falls National Park, Northern Cape
The Khoi people called it 'Aukoerebis', the place of the Great Noise, referring to the Orange River thundering its way downwards for 60 metres in a spectacular waterfall. Picturesque names such as Moon Rock, Ararat and Echo ...

Riemvasmaak Community Conservancy

Located in or near Augrabies / Kakamas / Keimoes
Riemvasmaak Community Conservancy, Northern Cape
North west of the town of Kakamas and bordering the Augrabies National Park is the Riemvasmaak Community Conservancy - 75 00 hectares of land between the flowing Orange and dry Molopo rivers. Pronounced 'reem fuss mark', meaning ...

Spitskop Nature Reserve

Located in or near Augrabies / Kakamas / Upington
Spitskop Nature Reserve, Northern Cape
The Spitskop Nature Reserve was named after Spitskop, an impressive granite koppie just outside the small town of Upington. Consisting mainly of sandy flats interrupted by two rocky outcrops, the Spitskop Nature Reserve is worth ...

Witsand Nature Reserve

Located in or near Augrabies / Kakamas / Kathu / Olifantshoek / Postmasburg / Upington
Witsand Nature Reserve, Northern Cape
The Witsand (White Sands) Nature Reserve is a 2 500 hectares island of brilliant white sands surrounded by a sea of regular Red Kalahari sand. Also known as Brulsand, or Roaring Sands. Geologists who have studied the region claim ...

Goegap Nature Reserve

Located in or near Alexander Bay / Garies / Kamieskroon / Nababeep / Pofadder / Springbok / Vioolsdrift
Goegap Nature Reserve, Northern Cape
The Goegap Nature Reserve with its granite peaks and sandy plains are dominated by Carolusberg, the highest point in the area. Goegap's wild flower garden contains an enormous collection of succulents endemic to the area. A visit ...

Namaqua National Park

Located in or near Alexander Bay / Garies / Kamieskroon / Kleinzee / Nababeep / Okiep / Pofadder / Port Nolloth / Springbok / Verneukpan / Vioolsdrift
Namaqua National Park, Northern Cape
Say Namaqua National Park and people immediately think carpets of spring wild flowers. And they would not be wrong - Namaqualand not only has some of the richest bulb flora of any arid region in the world, but more than a 1 000 ...

Richtersveld National Park

Located in or near Alexander Bay / Garies / Grootdrink / Kamieskroon / Kleinzee / Nababeep / Port Nolloth / Springbok / Verneukpan / Vioolsdrift
Richtersveld National Park, Northern Cape
The Richtersveld is a unique mountain desert wilderness of great beauty, tucked in the far north-western corner of the Northern Cape in South Africa. Within this wilderness lies the incredible Richtersveld National Park. ...

Skilpad Wildflower Reserve

Located in or near Alexander Bay / Garies / Kamieskroon / Kleinzee / Nababeep / Pofadder / Port Nolloth / Springbok / Verneukpan / Vioolsdrift
Skilpad Wildflower Reserve, Northern Cape
The Skilpad Wildflower Reserve was established by the WWF in 1988 to raise awareness of the floral kingdom of the Namaqualand. Mainly shrubland and abandoned wheat fields, it may not look like much. But an incredible display of ...

Akkerendam Nature Reserve

Located in or near Brandvlei / Calvinia / Carnarvon / Loxton / Strydenburg / Vosburg
Akkerendam Nature Reserve, Northern Cape
Akkerdam Nature Reserve lies just outside the little town of Calvinia, which is found at the foot of the Hantam Mountain (mountain of the red bulbs) that towers over the town, roughly 400 kilometres outside of Cape Town. ...

Doornkloof Nature Reserve

Located in or near Colesberg / De Aar / Vanderkloof
Doornkloof Nature Reserve, Northern Cape
Lying peacefully in the mountainous upper Karoo of the Northern Cape, just outside the little town of Colesberg, Doornkloof Nature Reserve is positioned at the top end of the southern shore of the Vanderkloof Dam - South Africa’s ...

Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

Located in or near Bethulie / Carnarvon / Colesberg / Edenburg / Gariep Dam / Jagersfontein / Koffiefontein / Loxton / Norvalspont / Oviston / Petrusburg / Philippolis / Rouxville / Smithfield / Trompsburg / Victoria West / Zastron
Gariep Dam Nature Reserve, Northern Cape
The Free State's largest nature reserve is a combination of the 36 487 ha Gariep Dam on the Orange River and an 11 237 ha game sanctuary on its northern shore. From the Gariep dam some 200 000 ha of land is irrigated, by means of ...

Karoo Gariep Conservancy

Located in or near Britstown / Colesberg / De Aar / Gariep Dam / Hanover / Hopetown / Loxton / Marydale / Prieska / Three Sisters
Karoo Gariep Conservancy, Northern Cape
Karoo is a “quenna” word meaning “dry and hard”. Gariep is also a “quenna” word meaning “big water”or river. The Karoo Gariep Concervancy is found on the Karoo “dry and hard” side of the Gariep “big river”. Like its name ...

Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve

Located in or near Brandvlei / Calvinia / Nieuwoudtville / Strydenburg
Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Northern Cape
Just 10 kilometres outside of the little town of Nieuwoudtville, between the towns of Van Rhynsdorp and Calvinia, lies the Oorlogskloof (war gorge) Nature Reserve. It is an untamed accumulation of gorges, rivers, caves and ...

Rolfontein Nature Reserve

Located in or near Colesberg / De Aar / Gariep Dam / Prieska / Vanderkloof
Rolfontein Nature Reserve, Northern Cape
Situated in the upper Karoo where an infinite sky and horizon seem to go on without end, the Rolfontein Nature Reserve is found roughly 16 kilometres north of Petrusville, one of many isolated little villages in the midst of the ...

Tankwa Karoo National Park

Located in or near Biedouw Valley / Brandvlei / Calvinia / Carnarvon / Colesberg / Fraserburg / Gariep Dam / Hanover / Loeriesfontein / Loxton / Nieuwoudtville / Rouxville / Sutherland / Three Sisters / Victoria West / Vosburg
Tankwa Karoo National Park, Northern Cape
The 80 000 hectare Tankwa Karoo National Park, proclaimed in 1986 and still in a development stage, is at present in a veld recovery phase and it will be some time before the original vegetation re-establishes itself. Even so, ...
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