The Northern Cape is the largest of South Africa’s provinces but has the smallest population, making it one of the more remote areas of the country.
The province has a wealth of national parks and conservation areas including the the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, which is famous for its lions.
Northern Cape is a destination which is wealthy in history and culture. The last remaining true San (Bushman) people live in the Kalahari area of the Northern Cape. The area along the Orange and Vaal rivers, are known to be rich in San rock engravings.
Once a year, during Spring, this area attracts thousands of tourists as it transforms itself from a semi dessert region into spectacular explosion of flowers. The Namaqualand region, in the west is known in particular, for its Namaqualand daisies.
Languages: 53.8% Afrikaans, 33.1% Setswana
Population: 1 145 861 (2011)
Share of total SA population: 2.2%
Area: 372 889km2
Share of total SA area: 30.5%
Population density: 3 people per km2