Top 10: Urban experiences in North West

The Lost City, Sun City

1 Sun City

South Africa's answer to Las Vegas, Sun City is a mega gaming facility that includes a variety of plush restaurants, shops, world-class Superbowl entertainment centre and Valley of the Waves water park complete with waves, slides, rides and beach. more

2 Waterfall Mall, Rustenburg

Shop up a storm at Rustenburg’s Waterfall Mall where top-line clothing outlets and general merchandisers are complemented by coffee shops and eateries. more

3 Mmabatho Tusk Casino, Mahikeng

For a big night out, head for the Mmabatho Casino where 155 gaming machines and nine table and poker games await you. Take time out by sampling a superb meal at one of three restaurants, chill at a choice of four bars and overnight at the casino when you need a break from all the fun. more

4 Mafikeng Museum

A unique feature at the museum are objects and pictures related to the Siege, including part of a steel boiler of the train that was ambushed by General De La Rey's commando at Kraaipan. The hole in this piece of steel was caused by the first artillery shot of the war. The Siege Room exhibits numerous artefacts and photographs of Mahikeng's most famous historical turning point, the Siege of Mafikeng. The museum also features a display dedicated to Sol T Plaatje, academic and founder member of the ANC. His diary of the siege is a rare account recorded by a black person. more

5 Bult, Potchefstroom

The Bult area of Potchefstroom is favoured by university students for its variety of restaurants, pubs, music and oak-lined avenues such as Tom Street.

6 Rustenburg Museum

The Rustenburg Museum is located in the Town Hall and features a variety of interesting exhibits depicting local history and archaeology. more

7 Welwitschia Country Market, Hartbeespoort Dam

This popular open-air market comprises around 40 stalls and shops and 3 restaurants that make the most of the rustic atmosphere surrounding the dam. With play areas designated for children, parents can take time out to enjoy shopping for curios, clothing and more. more

8 Kruger Monument, Rustenburg

In front of the Town Hall – you’ll find the bronze statue of Paul Kruger cast during his final days before being exiled to Switzerland. French sculptor Jean Jacques Achard created this statue of one of South Africa's most famous leaders. more

9 Carousel Casino & Entertainment World

This fun fair-themed casino includes an indoor adventure park, interactive arcade, live entertainment and stage shows. While away a few hours at the slots or on the gaming tables and see whether Lady Luck shines on you! more

10 Klerksdorp Museum

Originally built as a prison in 1809,the Klerksdorp Museum comprises beautiful sandstone buildings that preserve a historical account of the early days of Klerksdorp. An added bonus is that mampoer (peach brandy) is manufactured on the premises!