Top 10: Adventures in North West

Hartbeespoort Dam is a popular weekend playground for Gautengers. Hartbeespoort Dam, watersport Mecca

1 Zip 2000 at Sun City

Enjoy some fun in the sun at Sun City, home to the longest zip slide in the world. From a height of 280 metres, you can reach speeds of 140 kilometres per hour. Definitely not for the faint-hearted! more

2 Elephant-back safaris in Pilanesberg

There’s nothing quite like viewing the world from the back of an elephant as you survey a pristine African landscape. It’s the stuff memories are made of and you're not likely to find a more African experience! more

3 Dome adventure hiking in Vredefort

Five-day hiking trails are on offer in and around the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site – home of the world’s largest meteorite crater. We ask you; where else in the world could you have such an experience? more

4 Magaliesberg tree-top canopy tours

Overdose on green fever with a canopy tour through Ysterhout Kloof in the Magaliesberg Mountain Range. There are 11 platforms, joined by 10 slides of up to 140 metres long. more

5 Guided walks in the Madikwe Game Reserve

Enjoy nature at its best when you head off into the wild at Madikwe Game Reserve with a personal game ranger as your guide. It’s a sure way to have an up-close-and-personal experience with wildlife, and Madikwe is home to the Big Five plus endangered wild dogs. more

6 Jet ski on Hartbeespoort Dam

Get your pulse racing as you jet ski around Hartbeespoort Dam. This gorgeous lake-like setting is the perfect place for water sports and a regular weekend haunt for adventure-seekers from Jozi and Tshwane. more

7 Inland diving at Bokfontein

So you thought North West was landlocked and there was no diving available. Wrong! Try out freshwater scuba diving at Bokfontein, near Brits. Ideal for beginners and advanced recreational divers. more

8 Quad biking along the Maglies River

Go on an eco-friendly quad bike trail through cattle farms as you head along the banks of the Magalies River, making your way up to the base of the Magalies Mountain range. more

9 Horse riding at Sun City

Go on an eco-friendly quad bike trail through cattle farms as you head along the banks of the Magalies River, making your way up to the base of the Magalies Mountain range. more

10 Hot-air ballooning

There are a number of hot-air ballooning options in the province - try soaring silently over the Magaliesberg or over the Pilanesberg as you watch the wild animals moving below. more