North West Province Attractions
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From untamed bushveld to the sophistication of 5 star luxury resorts, the North West Province provides the complete tourism package. Nature has blessed the North West with breathtaking scenic beauty, rolling fields of maize, golden sunflowers and vast plains of African bushveld.
When visiting the North West Province you can expect to be enchanted by magificent vistas, superb game parks (with the Big 5), magnificent golf courses and excellent sporting facilities.
The North West Province is divided into five distinct regions and offers a multitude of "must-see" attractions.
Destinations / Regions of the North West Province
Where to Stay: Bojanala Region Accommodation
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 ... bojanala information
Where to Stay: Bophirima Accommodation
Marketed as that part of the North West Province to which one can escape and "get closer to nature", Bophirima, the new name for what once was known as Stellaland, has as its major draw cards game farms, vast open spaces, and ... bophirima 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 Hartbeespoort Dam ... hartbeespoort dam information
Where to Stay: Central Region Accommodation
The central region of the North West Province is dominated by bushveld and savannah plains, the fertile grasslands subject to fields of maize, sunflowers and ground nuts, as well as cattle and game farming. The region ... central region information
Where to Stay: Southern Region Accommodation
In a similar vein to the eastern part of the North West Province, the southern region is also predominantly a crop-growing area that produces maize, sunflowers, tobacco, cotton and citrus fruits. It is also the region ... southern region information
"Must See" Attractions in the North West Province
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
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 Place of the Lion" named after Tau, the chief of the Bataung people, who made his headquarters here during the 18th century. Taung became famous in 1924 with the discovery of a fossilised skull of a child. Prof Dart, who discovered the skull belonging to an early hominid, named it "Australopithecus africanus", meaning ...
Regarded as one of the largest waterfowl sanctuaries in Southern Africa, Barberspan Bird Sanctuary lies on the outskirts of the little known Delareyville, close to Vryburg on the N14 highway and roughly three hours’ drive from Johannesburg. Barberspan is the largest of a series of pans that lie in the ... 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
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