Towns in the Northern Cape, South Africa

Carnarvon

sheep-farming

De Aar

a hub of the railway network


Kenhardt

sheep-farming

Kuruman

founded by the missionary Moffat

Kimberley

Founded in 1871 when diamonds were found on a nearby farm. Kimberley is to the big hole and its museum, South Africa's first Stock Exchange was established in Kimberley and Kimberley was also the first South African city with street lighting. The Cullinan I (530.2 carats) and Cullinan II (317.4 carats) diamonds were mined in Kimberley's big hole, they are set in the Imperial Sceptre and the Imperial State Crown (respectively) and can be view in the Tower of London.

Prieska

sheep-farming

Springbok

the centre of the Namaqualand spring-flowers

Sutherland

largest telescope in the southern hemisphere, and the coldest town in South Africa

Upington

Dried fruit, Karakul sheep & wine industries. For some reason the Donkey memorial is popular. Find accommodation in Upington.

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