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North West

TThe North West Province is known for its wildlife, culture and adventure. With warm weather almost all year round, the North West is home to many interesting sites. If you are planning to visit, here are some options to add to your itinerary: 

Sun City
Sun City resort is home to glamorous casinos, gourmet restaurants, extensive sports facilities and star-studded extravaganzas. The full variety of entertainment on offer ranges from slots to safaris, theatre shows to a games arcade for children, horse riding to golf and the Valley of the Waves to The Lost City. Whatever tickles your fancy, you're likely to find it at Sun City.

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AAgricultural and mining production in the North West helps to boost the South African economy. The principal products are gold, platinum, diamonds, maize, beef and sunflower seeds.

BBeautiful locations such as the Gary Player Golf Club, entrance to the Pilanesberg National Park and Valley of the Waves grab the attention of visitors. Accommodation offerings include the Sun City hotel, Cabanas, Cascades and the fabulous Palace suites. 

Contact: 0800 237 422 or 014 557 1000. 

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RRiver Rafting

Fancy a river rafting adventure? Well, you are in luck. The river rafting adventure takes place at Crocodile River, close to Hartbeespoort in the North West Province. The adventure starts from one (very small and easy to negotiate) to three (a bit more technical, you will need to steer yourself through the obstacles). 

The guides, experienced and well qualified, prepare you for what to expect and will bail you out of any unforeseen situations. The river travels through the Lion & Safari Park in Broederstroom, so rafters are given the great view of the wildlife, like giraffes, lions and buffalos. There are no crocodiles in the river despite its name. 

Contact: 079 666 6571.

Hot air balloon rides

For those who would want to see an aerial view of the North West but would prefer to avoid adrenaline-inducing activities such as skydiving or abseiling, going on a hot-air balloon would work pretty well. Travel across the sky and get the best seat in the house for the sunrise, while sipping on a cup of coffee or tea before making it back to the ground in time for breakfast.

What could be better for a laidback adventure? 
Contact: 011 705 3201. 

Busbabies Monkey Sanctuary

Walk through an indigenous forest on elevated walkways and spot the monkeys and lemurs in their natural habitat. Primates, such as our squirrel and capuchin monkeys, are given a new lease of life at Bush Babies. Previously raised as household pets or bred for the pet trade, the monkeys now live in a world laden with waterfalls, lush vegetation, natural mountain springs and the chance to reside in as natural an environment. 

The sanctuary offers tours throughout the day, starting at 9am. While there is no feeding of the animals recommended, pictures are, so get your selfie game ready.

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