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Northern Cape Business 2017-18 edition

Northern Cape Business 2017/18 is the seventh edition of this highly successful publication that has, since its launch in 2009, established itself as the premier business and investment guide to the Northern Cape Province. Officially supported and utilised by the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Northern Cape Business is unique as a business and investment guide that focuses exclusively on the Northern Cape.

Northern Cape Business 2017/18 is the seventh edition of this highly successful publication that has, since its launch in 2009, established itself as the premier business and investment guide to the Northern Cape Province.
Officially supported and utilised by the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Northern Cape Business is unique as a business and investment guide that focuses exclusively on the Northern Cape.

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SPECIAL FEATURE<br />

Explore the Routes of the <strong>Northern</strong> <strong>Cape</strong><br />

Each of the province’s five regions features a route<br />

experience that will capture the imagination. The<br />

incredible year-round experiences coupled with<br />

the warm hospitality, the peace and tranquility offered<br />

by off-the-beaten-track towns and villages<br />

and space as far as the eye can see will allow you<br />

to rediscover life-changing experiences and ensure<br />

unforgettable holiday memories but more importantly,<br />

time to recharge and reconnect with each<br />

other. Visit: www.experiencenortherncape.com<br />

Kokerboom Food and Wine Route<br />

The quiver tree is one of this region’s most arresting<br />

botanical symbols. Stretching along the Gariep, the<br />

Quiver Tree Food and Wine Route includes towns<br />

such as Upington, Kakamas, Augrabies, Kanoneiland,<br />

Kenhardt and Riemvasmaak. Highlights of the route<br />

include the impressive Augrabies Falls, the relaxing<br />

hot springs at Riemvasmaak, river rafting, fly fishing,<br />

kayaking and river cruises on the mighty Orange<br />

River, numerous 4x4, hiking and mountain biking<br />

trails and excellent bird watching. Food fundis will<br />

be delighted with the restaurants and road stalls<br />

along the route. Orange River Wine Cellars is the<br />

biggest wine co-operative in the southern hemisphere.<br />

Stop in at Bezalel and Die Mas cellars as well.<br />

Information and bookings +27 84 244 4408<br />

Kalahari Red Dune Route<br />

Golden dunes, wide-open skies and flat-topped<br />

acacia trees symbolise the Kalahari Red Dune Route.<br />

Stretching from Upington right to the Namibian<br />

border it passes the unique towns of Ashkam, Groot<br />

and Klein Mier, and Rietfontein. Chances are you’ll<br />

spot magnificent oryx with their rapier horns if you<br />

cross into the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. You<br />

might also encounter martial eagles, wildebeest<br />

and a black-maned lion proclaiming its territory<br />

from a high dune. Home to the massive Hakskeen<br />

Pan where the Bloodhound supersonic land speed<br />

record is to be attempted, it also offers dune hikes at<br />

dawn, eagle-owl encounters, sand duning and surfing<br />

in the red sand, and guided walks with the San<br />

Khomani. Comfortable lodges, rustic bush camps,<br />

traditional San villages and hospitable guest farms<br />

dot the arid wilderness. Contact +27 82 492 3469<br />

Richtersveld Route<br />

The Richtersveld is South Africa’s only mountain<br />

desert and the route will take you on rugged gravel<br />

roads to quaint villages and towns, or take the more<br />

challenging 4x4 routes in the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld<br />

Transfrontier Park or in the Richtersveld World<br />

Heritage Area. This route is definitely for the adventurous<br />

and best explored in a well-equipped SUV<br />

or bakkie. Throw in some comfortable hiking boots,<br />

extra water and guidebooks on plants, birds, reptiles<br />

and geology and set out along the 600 km Namaqua<br />

Eco 4x4 Route. The Orange River offers river rafting<br />

and superb wilderness fly-fishing. The Richtersveld<br />

is a mountain biker’s dream. In the villages the locals<br />

will entertain guests with storytelling and traditional<br />

Nama step dancing upon request. Great restaurants<br />

and a fine hotel await you in Port Nolloth, but unpretentious<br />

community-owned guesthouses are found<br />

in almost every village. Contact +27 78 874 1515<br />

Namaqua Coastal Route<br />

In spring, hordes of tourists flock to Namaqualand<br />

to see the spectacular fields of wild flowers. The dry<br />

and dusty plains are transformed from dull browns<br />

to a kaleidoscope of colour. Springbok is the main<br />

centre and the route includes not-to-be-missed<br />

gems, places like Garies, Kamieskroon, Hondeklip<br />

Bay, Koiingnaas and Kleinzee. There are dozens of<br />

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