Discover the North West’s hidden gems

15 August 2020

It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for, we can now travel outside of our provinces where we live. This spotlight is on the North West Province.

The North West Province offers its visitors wildlife adventures at the Pilanesberg Game Reserve and at Madikwe Game Reserve. Plus, it holds 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites Vredefort Dome and the Taung Fossil Site. Try your luck at the Casino at Sun City and enjoy a host of entertainment options available for all ages. 

Click Here to Read our Guide to the North West Province courtesy of South African Tourism

The main centres are;

Mahikeng (formerly called Mafeking and Mafikeng), is the North West’s Province’s capital city.  This city became famous by the Siege of Mafikeng during the South African War when the British resisted a superior Boer force for more than 200 days before being relieved by British troops, largely thanks to the efforts of Lord Robert Baden-Powell – who later founded the Boy Scout movement.

Potchefstroom is defined by its vibrant agricultural economy, large university and numerous buildings of historical interest. Preserved examples of architecture date back to the 1850s, when the town was an economic hub for farmers and the buzzing diamond fields of the Northern Cape.

This town was founded by 12 Voortrekker families in 1837. It owes its stature to the discovery of gold. The arrival of thousands of prospectors in 1886 changed the face of this small rural town forever and today it forms the centre of a large mining and agricultural economy.

Rustenburg, is just more than 100 km from Johannesburg.  It is a thriving agricultural and mining town that is located at the base of the beautiful Magaliesberg Mountains.

Like Rustenburg, Brits is an important mining area. It also offers crocodile cage diving. Nearby tourist attractions include the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre and the Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve (Here there is 340 recorded bird species).

Thank you to SA Tourism for providing this tourist information. 


If you would like to experience more of this beautiful region, then please get in touch with your Travel Counsellor to take advantage of our excellent holiday offers.

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