Historical sites in the North West
A satellite location of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Taung gained international fame when the Taung Skull, said to be a crucial link in tracing the development of man, was found there in 1924.
Exhibitions at the museum focus on the famous Siege of Mafikeng and the history and culture of the area, as well as one of the North West's most famous residents - Sol Plaatje. The Mafikeng cemetery is also worth a visit.
From 1862 – 1903 the farm was the property of State President Paul Kruger and is now a historical landmark in the province.
5Historic dwellings, Potchefstroom
Discover a town frozen in time, where mampoer (peach brandy) is brewed by locals, tobacco fields bake in the sun, a manual telephone exchange still operates, one of the country's most famous authors is celebrated annually and nearby dolomite caves share their fossil secrets.
8The Lost City of Mogale
Visit the ancestral home of Chief Mogale (1810 - 1869) and his Ba-Po people. Here the remains of Tswana/Sotho and Ndebele Iron Age settlements may be seen. Other interesting objets d'art include a granite fault, ceremonial cairns and monoliths.
9The Klerksdorp Museum
Housed in a former prison, the Kerksdorp Museum's sandstone building dates back to the 1880s and houses exhibitions that deal with social history and heritage of this far-flung corner of South Africa.
The town of Schweizer-Reneke is home to the first Dutch Reformed Church to be built in the former Transvaal Republic. It is also famous for Bushman paintings that date back 20 000 years which lie 2km from the town centre. You'll also find a Voortrekker Monument erected in 1938, a World War 2 memorial library and a republic monument.