Northern Cape

Northern Cape, South Africa
Photo
by Christian Wörtz (woertz)
/ CC BY-SA 2.5
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Attractions

Hotels

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Tours & Activities

Climate & Best time to visit Northern Cape

Climate in South Africa:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
6
5
5
8
11
13
12
14
10
9
5
6

Best time to visit Northern Cape:

Summer (November to February): Summers in the Northern Cape are hot to extremely hot. This period is ideal for outdoor activities in the cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or late afternoon. It's a good time for exploring the desert landscapes and enjoying stargazing due to the clear skies.

Autumn (March to May): Autumn brings milder temperatures, making it a pleasant time to visit. It's suitable for outdoor activities, exploring the national parks, and enjoying the landscapes. The temperatures are comfortable, and it's a good time for hiking.

Winter (June to August): Winters in the Northern Cape are cold, especially at night, but the days are often sunny and mild. It's an excellent time for outdoor activities, including game viewing in parks like the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The clear skies are perfect for stargazing.

Spring (September to October): Spring brings warmer temperatures, and the landscapes start to bloom. It's a great time for nature walks, birdwatching, and outdoor exploration. Wildlife activities continue to be good in the game reserves.

Money & Prices

Currency in South Africa:

South African rand (ZAR)

How expensive is a trip to Northern Cape?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
7.09 USD
Fast food meal:
4.16 USD
Mid-range meal:
16.27 USD
Bottle of water:
0.58 USD
Soft drink:
0.93 USD
Cappuccino:
1.76 USD
Local Beer:
1.98 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
1.67 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.05 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

South Africa general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type C (European 2-pin)

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