Did you know?
The North West province is home to the Taung Heritage Site, where a 2 million-year-old fossilised skull was found.
The North West province is so rich in minerals that it is sometimes known as the 'Platinum province’.
It is also an agricultural epicentre and the good weather and excellent soil makes it the perfect place to grow crops. In addition to mining and agriculture, tourism is a major draw card and there are numerous attractions for theintrepid traveller.
The North West province is home to Sun City, Africa’s most famous conference, casino and entertainment complex, themed to depict the mythical Lost City of an ancient African kingdom and home to the annual Million Dollar Golf Challenge.
Just a hop and skip from Sun City, you’ll find the magnificent Pilanesberg Game Reserve and not too far away is the Madikwe Game Reserve with its luxury lodges and Big 5 offerings. North West is also home to the Magaliesberg mountain range – a great place for hiking, mountain bike trails and bird-watching and just down the drag is Hartbeespoort Dam – known for its fun water sports and chilled holiday vibes.
For something a little different follow in the footsteps of one of South Africa’s great literary giants, Herman Charles Bosman, as you follow his trail to Groot Marico.
Alternatively, history buffs will enjoy the sights, sounds and stories found in Mafikeng.
The province is well-situated to cater for any type of conference or meeting. So enjoy a bushveld location for your office pow wow followed by a hot air balloon ride over the Pilanesberg, or work out the fiscal future in a meeting room at Sun City followed by a night of fun and entertainment at South Africa’ s version of Las Vegas.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
North West Parks and Tourism Board
Tel: +27 (0)18 397-1500