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Diving in the Northern Cape

Explore diving in the Northern Cape

Diving in Northern Cape is not to be taken lightly. This province’s coastal and inland waters are some of the deepest in the world. The water clarity is absolutely unimaginable, but the depth of these waters is overwhelming, yet very inviting for those who dare.

The most famous dive site in Northern Cape is Boesmansgat, or Bushman’s Hole.  It was formed when groundwater dissolved the dolomite rocks covering the cave. The entrance to the cave which is about 1000 square feet (100 square meters) and covered in duckweed, gives way to a huge chamber approximately 886 feet (270 meters) deep. The crystal clear waters of the Boesmansgat have long enticed tec divers.

The deep and hitherto unexplored caves and coastal regions of Northern Cape are extremely awe-inspiring.

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Upington Airport and Kimberley Airport welcome domestic flights from major South African cities. It is also possible to reach the Northern Cape Province by bus from Cape Town. If you have your own transportation, the N1, N7, N8, N10, N12 and the N14 highways connect this province with other parts of South Africa.

Time Zone
230 V
Bar (bar)
C, D, M, N
1st Stage
International airports
Cape Town Intl. (CPT)
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