Property for sale in the Northern Cape is as varied as the province’s dramatic landscapes and as interesting as the mineral wealth which lies below its ground. This partially arid region comes alive with bursts of colour after the winter rainfall as flowers blanket the once bare ground. A house in the Northern Cape an ideal holiday investment or simply a place you call home to watch the blankets of colours come alive from. 

If you’re looking for houses and flats to rent or for sale in the Northern Cape that offer a quieter way of life, look no further than the small towns of the Karoo. Here you will find properties steeped in history that range from farms, colonial manors and quaint Victorian-styled homes. Upington, one of the province’s major towns sits on the banks of the Orange River and offers a selection of properties including free standing family homes from which you are able to balance luxury and pure natural beauty seamlessly. Towns like Calvinia, Colesberg and Sutherland offer rustic-style living in properties that reflect a Victorian-influenced era fused with modern touches. Springbok is a popular option for large homes as well as flats to rent and it is the ideal spot from which to explore the Namaqualand. Learn more about property for sale and rent in the Northern Cape as you discover more about this fascinating region.   

Popular areas in Northern Cape

Kimberley, Springbok,

Explore Northern Cape

The Big Hole

The Big Hole

One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Northern Cape (and the country), the “Big Hole” is one of the largest manmade excavation sites in the world at 214 meters deep. Over the years, various attractions have been added to the surrounding area including small shops, a diamond display, exhibition centre, restored original buildings and a viewing platform. 

Namaqualand flowers

Namaqualand flowers

The seemingly barren landscape of the Namaqualand National Park bursts into colour in the spring months between July and September, drawing visitors from near and far who flock to experience this magical floral display. Home to over 6 000 plant species, the area is known for its rich biodiversity and it sees somewhat of a pilgrimage each year. 

Augrabies Falls

Augrabies Falls

Situated within the Augrabies Falls National Park, this impressive waterfall is just 120km from Upington. Take in the beauty of this thundering body of water that’s part of the Orange River, walk to the summit of Moon Rock or embark on a self-drive, hot air balloon or walking safari – the options are endless. 

History and culture

History and culture

Hop on a vintage tram in Kimberley or take a tour through this old mining town where you can also embark on a guided tour of an operational diamond mine. The province also enables you to visit one of the area’s earliest Mission Stations or gaze at the stars from the South African Astronomical Observatory in Sutherland. 

Living in Northern Cape

Education

All ages and schooling needs are accommodated for in the Northern Cape and the options are generally concentrated around the bigger towns. From nursery schools and boarding houses to primary school options, you’re sure to find something to suit your requirements. The province is also home to the Sol Plaatje University (provisionally known as the University of the Northern Cape). 

Healthcare

Local doctors, dentists and pharmacists service the small towns dotted around the Northern Cape. In the more established area of Kimberley, you’ll find a Mediclinic and the Kimberley Hospital Complex as well as other facilities to see to the whole family’s needs in Upington, Kathu and Victoria West. 

Shopping

All major towns within the Northern Cape offer residents a selection of shops for all their day-to-day needs. Life moves at a slower pace in this province and while it isn’t known for the big city retail experiences, there is a wealth of other natural wonders that money just can’t buy.

Travel

This vast region is flanked by the Western Cape, Namibia and Botswana. This makes it the ideal location from which to explore some of Southern Africa’s travel gems, especially for those looking to enjoy a touch of nature and wildlife. While some areas are more remote, national highways traverse their way through the Northern Cape, connecting most major towns. The airports in Upington and Kimberley will help keep you connected to the rest of SA.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius