We may earn a commission from affiliate links. Steeped in stark, semi-desert beauty, the Northern Cape province is the largest of all the South African provinces and the most sparsely populated. This is a place to find solitude in a land of big skies and bold hues. From the red earth and golden grasses of the Kgalagadi Kalahari Transfrontier Park , one of the world's largest wilderness areas, to the kaleidoscopic wildflowers of Namaqualand and the deep blue, cloudless skies of Kimberley , once the diamond capital of the world, the region serves up striking vistas. At Augrabies Falls National Park , travelers can watch the Orange River plunge into a gaping gorge at the world's sixth largest waterfall.
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It was created in when the Cape Province was split up. Its capital is Kimberley. The Namaqualand region in the west is famous for its Namaqualand daisies. Kuruman can be found in the north-east and is known as a mission station. It is also well known for its artesian spring and Eye of Kuruman.
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The city has considerable historical significance due to its diamond mining past and the siege during the Second Boer War. In , Erasmus Jacobs found a small brilliant pebble on the banks of the Orange River , on the farm De Kalk leased from local Griquas , near Hopetown , which was his father's farm. He showed the pebble to his father who sold it.