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Oryx at Bushmans Kloof, Cederberg, South Africa

West and Northern Cape

Defined by majestic mountains, long stretches of beach, farmland valleys and further inland, the semi-desert Karoo, this area is certainly varied in terms of attractions and places to visit.

Stretching up the western coast from Cape Town, explore the West Coast National Park rich in geology and nature and stop at Paternoster, a fishing village that’s something of a secret amongst locals, retaining a real authentic flavour and with miles of sandy beaches, highly ranked restaurants serving excellent fresh seafood and some really lovely places to stay.

Explore South Africa’s ancient heritage with a visit to West Coast Fossil Park and the Cederberg Mountains and see San rock art paintings against dramatic backdrops. All of this, mostly to yourself.

Eland at Bushmans Kloof, Cederberg, South Africa
Cederberg, South Africa

Why visit the West and Northern Cape

  • Experience an authentic South Africa, away from the crowds
  • Diverse landscapes from the beautiful coastline and the rugged Cederberg Mountains to the dramatic semi-desert Karoo
  • See the springtime flowers of Namaqualand, a carpet of colour in the beautiful Cape


Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Cycle Namaqualand

Cycle through colourful Namaqualand daisies, exploring the landscape of the Cederberg.

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Junior Rangers

Join the Junior Rangers programme at Tswalu Kalahari, perfect for young children.

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Self-Drive Adventures

Drive through diverse landscapes from the beautiful coastline and the rugged Cederberg Mountains to the dramatic semi-desert Karoo.

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Meerkat Family

Meet a habituated family of meerkats on a family friendly safari at Tswalu Kalahari.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Jackie Devereux

I was born in Zimbabwe. With a dad who was in the police force, we moved from place to place. I have always been passionate about travel. My grandparents mentioned that our ancestors set off from the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia – looking for better cattle pastures. They ended up settling in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe, in the Great Zimbabwe area.

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Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management. My desire to see more led me to work as a guide for AndBeyond, first in South Africa, then in Tanzania as the company expanded. Here, I lived and worked in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro, guiding and running safari camps.

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Bridget Cohen

Aged five and with my Curious George toy safely tucked under my arm, I set off with my family to travel around Europe in an orange VW minibus. Looking back on the adventures we had along the way, I now know that this was where my love for travel and exploring began.

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