Adventures in and around Rustenburg

  • AdventureSportWildlife & NatureNorth West
A great introduction to the attractions of the South Africa countryside surrounding Rustenburg is by taking a trip up the Harties cableway. The view from…
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Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway

  • AdventureNorth West
Hartbeespoort Dam, with its abundant adventure and sporting activities, has always been popular with visitors, but now it can add the impressive new Aerial Cableway…
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Ama Zwing Zwing Zip Line, North West

  • AdventureNorth West
The Ama Zwing Zwing Zip Line Tour is one of many excellent adventure activities offered in the Hartbeespoort Dam area. Whether you are staying in…
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Mahikeng, North West

  • Culture & HistoryNorth West
Mahikeng – ‘the place among rocks’ – is the capital of the North West province and a predominantly rural region comprising hundreds of small villages…
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North West

  • MpumalangaNorth West
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…
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North West highlights

  • MpumalangaNorth West
The MagaliesbergJust half an hour away from Johannesburg and Pretoria, you’ll find the Magaliesberg mountains – distinguished by several kilometres of spectacular quartzite cliffs. Water…
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Celtis Horse Labyrinth

  • MpumalangaNorth West
This Magaliesberg horse labyrinth, is the first of its kind in the North West province, and it’s certainly creating waves amongst the new-age community. There…
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Herman Charles Bosman

  • ArtsCulture & HistoryPeopleNorth West
The bushveld characters he met while teaching in Groot Marico inspired some of his best-known work, the Oom Schalk Lourens series. In this series, an…
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Kgaswane Mountain Nature Reserve, North West

  • Routes & TrailsWildlife & NatureNorth West
Just an hour and a half from either Johannesburg or Pretoria is the Kgaswane Mountain Reserve. It used to be called the Rustenburg Nature Reserve,…
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Mafikeng Private Game Reserve, North West

  • Wildlife & NatureNorth West
The Mafikeng Game Reserve is a popular recreational reserve that is home to approximately 2 000 head of plains game. The landscape of this private…
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Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris

  • AdventureNorth West
There are several ways to explore the Magaliesberg region, but a hot-air balloon safari is surely the most scenic and relaxing method. Bill Harrop’s Original…
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Birding in Rustenburg

  • Responsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorth West
Mention the name of Rustenburg to locals and they’ll think of Sun City, platinum mining and farming. They probably won’t think of birdwatching in Rustenburg.…
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Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary, North West

  • Responsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorth West
Being primates ourselves, we have a fascination with monkeys. And such fascination sometimes leads to people keeping monkeys as pets – often a recipe for…
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Eating out in Rustenburg

  • SportNorth West
Eating out in Rustenburg might mean heading further afield to find that one restaurant that really takes your fancy. The recent expansion in the platinum…
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Groot Marico, North West

  • ArtsEventsFood & WineTownsNorth West
The town of Groot Marico in South Africa takes its name from the Groot Marico River, which wends its way through the Marico District in…
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Hartbeespoort Dam Snake & Animal Park, North West

  • AdventureLeisure & LifestyleWildlife & NatureNorth West
At the Hartbeespoort Dam Snake & Animal Park you’ll see lions, snakes, seals, chimps and many other fascinating animals that live there. You’ll find it…
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Hartbeespoort Dam, North West

  • AdventureArtsLeisure & LifestyleWildlife & NatureNorth West
Hartbeespoort is a small, picturesque town located in the eastern corner of the North West province, bordering the Gauteng province. Hartbeespoort Dam is the area’s…
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Hot-air ballooning over the Pilanesberg Game Reserve

  • AdventureWildlife & NatureNorth West
If you’re visiting the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, right next door to Sun City, why not take the opportunity to do something different and go hot-air…
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Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural Village, North West province

  • AccommodationArtsCulture & HistoryNorth West
Located near the Hartbeespoort Dam in South Africa’s North West province, Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural Village is a flagship cultural tourism destination for visitors…
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Madikwe Game Reserve lodges

  • AccommodationWildlife & NatureNorth West
There’s a three-way partnership that makes Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West province the success that it is. The state conserves the land and…
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Madikwe Game Reserve, North West

  • Responsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorth West
Madikwe Game Reserve, right up against the Botswana border in the North West province, is a strange anomaly in the world of conservation. It was…
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Magaliesburg Express, Gauteng

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsGautengNorth West
The Magaliesburg Express is one of five historic steam locomotives operated by Reef Steamers, a voluntary group of rail enthusiasts. A nostalgic reminder of the…
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Mapoch Ndebele Cultural Village, North West

  • ArtsCulture & HistoryNorth West
Legendary artist Esther Mahlangu of Mpumalanga province put Ndebele culture on the world map in 1991 when she decorated a new BMW 525i in glorious…
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Marataba Safari Company, Marakele National Park

  • AccommodationWildlife & NatureNorth West
The Marataba Safari Company has taken tented camps to a whole new level of style and luxury. Set in a 23 000-hectare concession area of…
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Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre, Magaliesberg

  • North West
You’ll know you’ve arrived at the Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre the minute you smell fresh lavender wafting up the slopes of the mighty Magaliesberg. Margaret…
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Mosetlha Bush Camp eco-lodge

  • AccommodationResponsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorth West
There are many luxury bush lodges in Africa, but the true eco-lodges are few and far between. Mosetlha Bush Camp in the Madikwe Game Reserve…
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Mount Grace Spa

  • Leisure & LifestyleNorth West
The Mount Grace Spa is the perfect space to deconstruct your stress levels and take a moment or two to pause and reflect. This exquisite…
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Mountain Sanctuary Park, North West

  • AccommodationAdventureRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureNorth West
The Mountain Sanctuary Park is a privately owned nature reserve tucked away amid the peace and quiet of the ancient Magaliesberg mountains. Magnificent rock formations…
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North West meetings

  • North West
The North West province is South Africa’s ‘Platinum Province’ (80% of the world’s platinum comes from here). There is great variety when it comes to…
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Pilanesberg Game Reserve, North West

  • Wildlife & NatureNorth West
Pilanesberg is a popular game reserve in South Africa’s North West province. As a true Big Five area it features elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and…
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Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg

  • SportNorth West
After a massive R360-million upgrade, the 42 000-seat Royal Bafokeng Stadium proved its mettle when it hosted some of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup games.…
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Silver Orange Bistro, Hartbeespoort

  • Food & WineNorth West
The Silver Orange Bistro is the realisation of a long-held desire by chef-patron Leon Nel to own his own restaurant. A classically trained chef, Nel…
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The Magalies Meander, North West

  • ArtsLeisure & LifestyleRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureGautengNorth West
Take a break from city life and head westwards out of Johannesburg or Pretoria to the Magalies Meander in the heart of the beautiful Magaliesberg…
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The South African War (formerly the Anglo-Boer War)

  • Culture & HistoryKwaZulu-NatalNorth WestNorthern Cape
Among the most bitter conflicts of pre-1994 South African history was that between Boer and Briton, which spiralled into the South African War (formerly known…
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The Sun City Zip Line, North West

  • AdventureNorth West
At 280m high and 2km long, you’re guaranteed the ride of a lifetime when you try the Sun City zip slide, or Zip 2 000.…
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Tonquani rock pools, North West

  • Routes & TrailsWildlife & NatureNorth West
If you’re looking for a day hike – or a picnic outing – with spectacular scenery, then head for the Tonquani rock pools in the…
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Barberspan Bird Sanctuary, North West

  • AccommodationWildlife & NatureNorth West
Barberspan Bird Sanctuary is one of the largest waterfowl reserves in southern Africa. It was one of the first wetlands in South Africa to be…
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Birding in Madikwe Game Reserve

  • Responsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorth West
You’ll be richly rewarded with scores of sightings when you go birding at Madikwe Game Reserve. And because of the great variety of habitats, from…
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Birding in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve

  • Responsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorth West
Birding in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve is an exciting experience because of the wide variety of habitats that shelter over 300 bird species. Good roads,…
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Blaauwbank Historic Gold Mine & Resort

  • AccommodationCulture & HistoryNorth West
It wasn’t just at Pilgrim’s Rest and Barberton that those heady gold rush days of the late 19th century took place. Just 135km from Johannesburg,…
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Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve, North West

  • Leisure & LifestyleWildlife & NatureNorth West
The Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve centres on the Bloemhof Dam, one of the largest dams in South Africa. Situated on the lower region of the…
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Botsalano Game Reserve, North West

  • Responsible TourismWildlife & NatureNorth West
Botsalano Game Reserve, less than 6 000ha in size, is a rugged and unspoiled reserve in the North West province. An excellent choice for nature…
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Café Verre Glass Studio, Groot Marico

  • ArtsNorth West
Imagine being able to create your own unique, coloured glass jewellery, lamps, ashtrays and other classy glass items – in the heart of Groot Marico!…
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Chameleon Village, Hartbeespoort

  • Leisure & LifestyleNorth West
A wealth of retail therapy awaits at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountains at Chameleon Village, South Africa’s largest indoor market. Chameleon Village acts as…
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Etali Wellness Centre

  • AccommodationLeisure & LifestyleWildlife & NatureNorth West
The Etali Wellness Centre compliments the stylish Etali Safari Lodge and its ultra-zen places. Here woods and whites combine to offer up an intimate spaces…
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Faan Meintjies Nature Reserve, North West

  • Wildlife & NatureNorth West
Thorny acacias, chalk pans and 1 000ha of grassland provide travellers – and bird lovers in particular – with a taste of the bushveld less…
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Fly-fishing in South Africa

  • AdventureEastern CapeFree StateGautengKwaZulu-NatalLimpopoMpumalangaNorth WestNorthern CapeWestern Cape
Apart from a massive trout fishing industry, South African fly-fishing also includes the indigenous yellowfish, said by many to be the finest sport angling fish…
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Gaabo Motho Cultural Village, North West

  • ArtsCulture & HistoryNorth West
Tribal traditions and culture are a historic and continuing way of life in South Africa, and at Gaabo Motho Cultural Village, a cultural village near…
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Goudkoppie Heritage Hill, North West

  • Culture & HistoryNorth West
Goudkoppie Heritage Hill lies along the N12 Treasure Route where a rippled landscape bears witness to the Vredefort meteorite that crashed to Earth here some…
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Groot Marico’s Art Factory

  • ArtsNorth West
The Art Factory in Groot Marico is a well-known landmark in the small North West town. For it is here, in a sprawling old homestead…
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