• Intercape busses run from Cape Town to Upington and Jo’burg with connections to Windhoek four times a week. • The Kalagadi Transfrontier Park is now one of the biggest parks in Africa, if not the world. • The Kalahari was once home to the San bushmen. • The Augrabies National Park has great hiking trails.
Stretching from the West Coast across to Kimberley on the Free State border, this is the largest of the nine provinces in South Africa by far.
The largest province in South Africa
Stretching from the West Coast across to Kimberley on the Free State border, this is the largest province in South Africa. And it’s not only diamonds that are found in profusion here. There are numerous places of stark natural beauty such as the Kgalagadi National Park, the Augrabies Falls, Namaqualand and the Richtersveld.
The Orange River
Life here is dominated by the mighty Orange River. Moody, sullen and mysterious, it brings life to this desert area. Sometimes the river scarcely flows, at other times it floods. But it’s a river of water, as opposed to the rivers of sand that surround it.
Places to Stay
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The Cape Town backpackers which is located at the top end of Long Street, next to the Long Street Baths and all the action.
(Cape Town City Centre,Cape Town)
Horse trails in the eastern Free State.
(Clarens Eastern Free State,Free State)
Give your inner gypsy a caravan to play in.And meet Billy the bull and his menagerie.
A riding centre on the edge of the winelands.
This owner run hostel has all the essentials for play mode - on the spot or out in the bush.
(Victoria Falls,Zimbabwe and Zambia)
A backpackers overlooking Wilderness.
Your one stop shop for tours and activities in Port Elizabeth.
(Port Elizabeth,Sunshine Coast)
Utshwayelo is a community owned lodge a 2.5km splash from the beach and 5km splish from the Moz border.
Serene and unsoiled, this area is an African Eden.
They also do horse trails.