|Property for sale (real estate) in Northern Cape
Some useful information regarding Northern Cape.
CyberProp for Properties in the Northern Cape South Africa
Cape a semi-desert region with rainfall ranging between 50mm and 400mm.
The Northern Cape is not only the largest province in South Africa,
it is also the most sparsely populated province.
Northern Cape has a shoreline in the west on the South Atlantic Ocean.
It borders the following areas of Namibia and Botswana:
- Karas Region, Namibia - northwest
- Hardap Region, Namibia - far northwest
- Kgalagadi District, Botswana - north
Domestically, it borders the following provinces:
- North West - northeast
- Free State - east
- Eastern Cape - southeast
- Western Cape - south
With the powerfull Orange River snaking through the centre of this majestic
province also known as the Bushman region. The Northern Cape is well
known for it's grapes from Upington,
Iron from Sishen and diamonds from Kimberley.
With temperatures ranging from 0°C in winter (June July) to 40°C during
summer (January - February) the Northern Cape can offer the best of all
The Northern Cape offers a wide spectrum of real estate investments
in towns like Kimberley,
Britstown and Barkly
Northern Cape is rich in minerals, with the country's major diamond pipes
found in the Kimberley district. Alluvial diamonds are found on the opposite,
western, side of the province, washed westwards by the Orange River into the
Atlantic Ocean, where they are extracted from the beaches and sea between Alexander
Bay and Port
Nolloth. Until recently, the majority of small- to medium-scale
alluvial operations were concentrated along or near the Vaal River system in
the east. With the rapidly depleting deposits available for mining, there has
been a gradual shift towards the Orange River system. The Sishen Mine near
is the biggest source of iron ore in South Africa, while the copper mine at
Okiep is one of the oldest mines in the country. Copper is also mined
Further north deeper in the Kalahari towns like Kuruman
are situated. Kuruman has great history that dates back many years, and
the mining town of Kathu that boasts with a fantastic golf course that
stands out like an oasis in the middle of the desert.
Just a few kilometres from Kathu the Iron Mine of Sishen is situated.
Even further north is a town called Olifantshoek, that atracts tourists
with the true atraction of the Kalahari, White Sands of the great sand
dunes that offer peace, tranculaty and wide open land of desert and the harshness
of the Kalahari.
last remaining true San (Bushman) people live in the Kalahari area of
the Northern Cape. The area, especially along the Orange and Vaal rivers,
is rich in San rock engravings. A good collection can be seen at the McGregor
Museum in Kimberley. The province is also rich in fossils.
The economy of a large part of the Northern Cape, the interior Karoo,
depends on sheep-farming, while the karakul-pelt industry is one of the most
important in the Gordonia district of Upington.
Further to the west the town of Upington is situated, renowned for it's
grapes and wine, the awesome Orange River feeding it's land. Augrabies Falls
National Park is situated higher north where the true power of the Orange River
is demonstrated in 90 metre fall of the awesome angry waters. Linking the Northern
Cape, South Africa to Botwana is the 2 million hektare sanctuary for wildlife.
The Kalahari Gemsbok Park boasts with wildlife galore like gemsbok, springbok,
blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, eland, lion, leopard, cheetah and many more.
Then there is the kaleidoscopic shower of Namaqualand's
spring colours that attracts visitors from everywhere after the first spring
rains that seams to be nature's perfect artist.