Bojanala Region, North West Province
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Regarded as the prettiest region of the North West Province, Bojanala borders on Gauteng. It includes within its boundaries Hartbeespoort Dam, the beautiful Magaliesberg Mountain range, and the Pilanesberg National Park, amongst other attractions, that explains its increasingly popularity with Jo'burgers, who escape here periodically for weekends.
A large portion of Bojanala is given over to bushveld and appears at once empty and flat, which accounts for the attraction of the Magaliesberg. Time spent here, if one can circumvent the resorts and time-shares that have mushroomed within easy access of Pretoria and Johannesburg, at nature reserves like the Kgaswane Mountain Reserve, and other private reserves and game farms, is an immediate restoration of the senses for stressed city dwellers, and visitors are seldom disappointed.
The Pilanesberg National Park is a huge draw card for Gauteng visitors who hunger after a 'Big 5' experience, without having to travel far. But the actual motive for visiting the beautiful reserve is that it lies in an ancient volcanic crater.
Other sights and places to visit include the Vaalkop Dam Reserve, the De Wildt Cheetah Centre, the Elephant Sanctuary - at the foot of the Magaliesberg offering a safe haven to six African Elephants - and the Crocodile Ramble.
Destinations / Town & Suburbs of the Bojanala Region
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Boshoek
Not far from the town of Rustenburg, close to Phokeng in the Bafokeng area of North West, lies Boshoek - a quaint little mountain village that nestles right in the centre of the Pilanesberg Mountain range. One might be just over a ... boshoek information
Where to Stay: Hartbeespoort Dam Accommodation
The beauty of Hartbeespoort Dam is what draws people here - the dam literally cradled in the lap of the mountains - and many regard this as a retreat from the concrete jungle of city living. The 1620 hectare dam functions ... Hartbeespoort Dam information
Where to Stay: Magaliesberg Accommodation
Stretching for over 120 kilometres and separating the highveld grasslands to the south from the bushveld savannah in the north, is the Magaliesberg, a stretch of mountains 100 times older than Everest, that extend from Rustenburg ... Magaliesberg information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Rustenburg
Rustenburg is situated some 112 km north-west of Johannesburg, at the foot of the Magaliesberg. It is the third oldest town of the old Transvaal Province and has numerous places of interest. The jacaranda tree-lined streets ... Rustenburg information
Featured and "Must See" Attractions in Bojanala Region
The Pilanesberg National Park, which covers some 55 000 hectare, is the fourth largest in southern Africa. This malaria-free park is perched on the eroded vestiges of an alkaline volcanic crater - one of only three such craters in the world. The park boasts healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino ... more information
The extravagant Sun City Hotel & Entertainment complex is known the world over as a tourism hotspot. The Lost City is the obvious highlight of the Sun City complex and the Palace of the Lost City with its extravagant lost-world theme and African feel, is one of the most famous hotels in the world ... more information
Madikwe Game Reserve is about 70 000 hectares of bushland, about 3 hours’ drive from Johannesburg. It is one of South Africa’s largest and most popular game reserves and serves as home for cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, lion, elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, zebra, giraffe and any number of ... more information
The De Wildt Cheetah & Wildlife Trust facility has gained international recognition for bringing the cheetah back from the brink of extinction through its captive breeding programmes. Over the past two decades the centre's efforts have resulted in the major achievement of breeding ... more information
Lesedi, which is seSotho for 'light', was initiated in 1995 as a tourist attraction and today features five traditional dwellings, each representing a South African culture: Pedi, Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho and Ndebele. Each of these families lives here permanently, looking after cows, chickens and tourists ... more information
Margaret Roberts is a brand that has long been associated with herbs, tinctures, herbal, food and health products in South Africa. The Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre encompasses everything that Margaret herself is passionate about, from the impressive herb gardens, the cosmetic ... more information
The Cradle of Humankind Site comprises a strip of a dozen dolomitic limestone caves containing the fossillised remains of ancient forms of animals, plants and most importantly, hominids. The dolomite in which the caves formed, started out as coral reefs growing in a worm shallow sea about 2.3 billion years ago ... more information
The Royal Bafokeng Stadium will host first and second round matches for the FIFA™ World Cup in 2010. Located in Rustenburg in the North West Province, Royal Bafokeng was opened in 1999 and completely funded by the Royal Bafokeng community. The capacity of the Royal Bafokeng was increased to 42,000 with the ... more information
The Rustenburg Nature Reserve covers some 4500 ha and is dominated by the rocky ridges of the Magaliesberg, with well-wooded ravines on the rugged slopes. Wildlife includes Oribi, common duiker, klipspringer, reedbuck, mountain reedbuck, kudu, red hartebeest and sable. Other small mammals are ... more information
One of only four meteorite crater museums in the world (the others are in the US, Germany and France) the Tswaing Crater and its museum lie roughly 40 kilometres north of Pretoria. Not only is the Tswaing crater probably one of the best preserved meteorite craters in the world, but it definitely is the ... more information
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