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Northern Cape Business 2022-23

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Since 2009, Northern Cape Business has established itself as the premier business and investment guide to the region. It is unique as a business and investment guide that focuses exclusively on the province. Specific investment opportunities are treated in detail in this journal, with a focus on geographic hotspots that are due to become the focus of sector focused infrastructure development.

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Destination Northern Cape An extraordinary South African holiday experience. Kayak on the Orange River, follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs in Fraserburg. Discover the dark skies sanctuary in Kgalagadi, be enchanted by the sky lore of the Khomani San – or be fascinated by glimmering constellations at Sutherland. This is the Northern Cape where you can experience Real Culture, Real Nature and Real Adventure. Create your own “bucket list” experiences and make family memories to last a lifetime! Visit: www.experiencenortherncape.com Six “must do” reasons to choose the Northern Cape as your family holiday destination: Rewarding cultural adventures The distinct cultural groups that make up the Northern Cape are as rich as the country’s history. Unlock the secrets of the African bush in the company of the oldest human inhabitants of the region, the ‡Khomani San near the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, our newest World Heritage Site. Swim in the hot pools of Riemvasmaak, discover the ancient wisdom of the Nama of the Richtersveld, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore living villages, shop at craft markets, indulge in regional authentic cuisine at local eateries and be transported to the world of our ancestors through campfire storytelling and dancing. It’s the best way to experience the heartbeat of the province and to take some of the soul of the Northern Cape with you on your return journey home. Adventure off the beaten track For the active, it’s an ideal environment for exploration and adventure. We have an aweinspiring setting for any enthusiast. Whether you are stargazing in Sutherland, hunting for fossils in the Karoo or searching for San rock art deep in the caves of the Diamond Fields, experiencing the world’s richest floral offering in Namakwa, camping deep in the bush surrounded by wildlife and the famed black-maned lion of the Green Kalahari, or kayaking down the mighty Orange River, the Northern Cape is more than an adventure, it’s an enriching life experience. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2022/23 32

FOCUS Family adventure experiences The Northern Cape has always been a familyfriendly destination. Its mix of culture, adventure, wildlife and wide accommodation choices offers family fun that is both entertaining and educational. The province is home to six national parks and two of the country’s largest rivers, which makes it perfect for fun activities the entire family can enjoy. These include game safaris, bird watching, dune surfing, leisure hikes and walks to winery tours, museum visits and archaeological discoveries. Natural beauty and wildlife adventures The Northern Cape is arguably South Africa’s most beautiful and naturally real province. Visitors are hard-pressed to choose between our two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, two Transfrontier Parks, the Kgalagadi and the |Ai-|Ais Richtersveld with its red and golden sand dunes or the Augrabies Falls National Park with the mighty Augrabies Falls thundering down an 18km abyss. Not to forget the Mokala National Park near Kimberley and Namaqua and Tankwa Karoo National Parks in the Namakwa region. Alternatively explore any one the six Provincial Nature Reserves, Goegap, Witsand, Oorlogskloof or one of our many private game and nature reserves. Share the intimate bush knowledge of a Nama or San Bushmen guide/ tracker. The Northern Cape’s natural beauty is enhanced by its enigmatic wildlife. From the small five to the big five, watching wild animals at close range is something truly unforgettable. There are walking, horseback, 4x4, little five, glamping, and many more wildlife experiences to incorporate in your trip. A floral adventure Each spring, the dormant and arid winter plains of the Northern Cape’s Namakwa region are transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour with the arrival of the flower season. The wildflowers of the Namakwa are a remarkable natural phenomenon and best discovered on foot, which makes it ultimately appealing to hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. The best time to visit for the floral splendour is from end July to early October. Explore the Battlefields Route The Battlefields Route allows visitors to relive the war between Great Britain and the Boer Republics of Transvaal and the Orange Free State from 1899 to 1902. The Northern Cape played a decisive role in the war with the famous Kimberley siege and you can relive the siege, its victories and the setbacks suffered by both sides at the Magersfontein and McGregor Museums. Explore the routes of the Northern Cape The Cape Namibia Route The route meanders away from Cape Town along the N7 and includes small towns, each with its own local flavour and a story to tell. Visitors will encounter towns which capture the Nama heritage of the province. Slow down and appreciate the unique stories of the people of Garies, Kamieskroon, Springbok, Okiep, Steinkopf and Vioolsdrift. During spring time, this route takes visitors into the core of the floral kaleidoscope that is the Namakwa floral season. Don’t miss: River-rafting along the mighty Orange River. Namaqua Coastal Route The route includes hidden gems like Garies, Kamieskroon, Hondeklip Bay, Koiingnaas and 33 NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2022/23

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