Tourism is booming in the Northern Cape and it's all because of adventure tourism. Kayaking is proving to be a popular attraction. eNCA's Gerhard Pretorius spent the day on the Orange River, enjoying the scenery and what's on offer. Courtesy #DStv403
VIOOLSDRIFT - Tourism is booming in the Northern Cape and it's all because of adventure tourism.
Kayaking is proving to be a popular attraction.
The Orange River is a huge source of income for farmers in the Northern Cape.
Tourists like to camp along the river, to explore and kayak.
A seven-kilometre trip down the river gives visitor's that all-round river experience.
But it hasn't always been smooth sailing.
Businesses here felt the brunt of the lockdown and it's been a tough ride for many.
But now visitors are bursting onto the river's banks looking for that perfect city getaway.
With kayaking the most wanted thing to do, visitors are lining up.
"It was my first time kayaking here at the Orange River, [I] had a lot of fun," said Andile Nhlapo.
"I would definitely, most definitely recommend this to someone."
One of the longest rivers on the continent is a must-see if you're thinking of visiting the Northern Cape.
* eNCA's Gerhard Pretorius reports.