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Top 10

Accommodation in the North West

1The Palace ofthe Lost City, Sun City

A five-star, award winning luxury hotel based on the theme of a lost ancient African city. It’s a fantastical place with massive animal sculptures, large en-suite rooms, beautiful gardens and a water-theme park.

2Bakubung, Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Situated ‘next door’ to Sun City – Bakubung is a peaceful thatched complex in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve with comfortable en suite rooms centred around a hippo pool.

3Tau Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

Stylish 5-star riverside lodge in a malaria-free area. Sightings of the Big 5, black rhino, wild dog and cheetah. are common. Enjoy excellent meals and game viewing from the balcony of your private chalet.

4Golden Leopard Resorts, Pilanesberg Game Reserve

With resorts at both the Bakgatla and Manyane gates, the unpretentious Golden Leopard Resorts offer value-for-money in comfortable chalets. Caravanning and camping sites are also on offer for those who prefer the outdoors.

5Jaci’s Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

This lodge offers a down to earth experience where you can unwind while watching with some of Africa’s most impressive wildlife from the comfort of your tent-style room.

6La Dolce Vita Guest House and Spa, Kosmos

Its views over the Harbeespoort Dam make this 12-room Guest House extra special. The property has a swimming pool and offers gourmet picnics, sunset cruises, wine tastings, luxurious spa treatments, and good service.

7Shepherd's Tree Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve

This 5-star lodge offers family luxury like you’ve never experienced it before with 13 family suites, 4 executive suites, a wine cellar, health and beauty spa, pool, deck and boma.

8Kwa Maritane, adjacent to Sun City

With 90 en-suite hotel rooms and 54 self-catering chalets plus a boma (reed enclosure) this is the ideal spot from which to enjoy the wildlife of the Pilanesberg and the thrills and spills of Sun City.

9Royal Marang Hotel, Phokeng

This hotel offers a 5-star luxury and a perfect blend of design and comfort. Its style is contemporary. Rich, earthy tones combine with African authenticity.

10Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa, Magaliesberg

This is a an affordable 3-star property catering for families, sports lovers and adventure sport fans. Main attractions include the Magaliesberg Canopy Tour, hiking in the Ysterhout Kloof, tennis, a swimming pool, and spa.