North West Province Travel Guide

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The North West Province is mostly pretty close to the urban conurbation of Johannesburg and Pretoria. While vast areas are dedicated to maize and cattle farming, and the mining industry is very well developed, there are some wonderful destinations.

The fantastic Madikwe Game Reserve, right on the Botswana border is a wonderful place with all of the Big Five and - major bonus - a large population of the gorgeous and endangered African wild dog. It's not often you get to see these particularly attractive animals, with their 'painted' coats and white tipped tails.

Another fantastic reserve is Pilanesburg, which is situated in an enormous volcanic crater - long extinct, don't worry. One of the major attractions of Pilanesberg is the hot air balloon flights from which you're likely to see a variety of animals. Pilanesberg is smack bang next door to the rather over-the-top casino resort of Sun City and the outrageous Lost City. As well as gambling, there are fun rides, water parks, horse trails and two championship golf courses. It's all designed to separate you from your hard earned cash but, if you go there expecting that, you'll have loads of fun.

The small town of Groot Marico is deeply entrenched in the South African psyche as the setting for the stories of one of the country's most well loved authors - Herman Charles Bosman. His rather far fetched, hilariously funny and touchingly poignant short stories tell of the ambitions and misadventures of the thinly fictionalised residents of this rural enclave in the early 20th century. And Bosman lives on. The whole town is a tribute to the man who put it - literally - on the map. The literature map, that is. You can do a mampoer tasting trips, which are only recommended for people with strong and healthy livers, visit the pub in which most of his stories are set, and do some general tours of the area, including a visit to the Eye of Mariko - a pretty spring, which is also a rather low key dive site, strangely enough.

Really close to Johannesburg is the lovely Magaliesburg, where you'll find all manner of rural pleasures including craft outlets and studios, coffee shops, restaurants, guest houses, cheese factories, horse trails and hot air balloon rides.

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Accommodation near North West Province

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R1,440
1 night, 2 adults

Magalies Manor

Sleeps 76 Magaliesburg Hotel in Magaliesburg

In a valley nestled in the Magaliesberg mountain range lies an elegant and gracious country retreat,...

from R385
1 night, 2 adults

Black Swan Guest House

Sleeps 40 Boshoek Guest House in Boshoek

Black Swan Guest House is located approximately 34 km from Rustenburg and 12 km from Sun City, we of...

from R560
1 night, 2 adults

Ukarimu Guest House

Sleeps 12 Klerksdorp Guest House in Klerksdorp

Ukarimu is situated in a quiet suburb of Klerksdorp, a city in the North West Province of South Afri...

from R720
1 night, 2 adults

Stone Hill

Sleeps 34 Magaliesburg Self-catering in Magaliesburg

Are you looking for a romantic and pet friendly getaway in the country. Perched high above the dista...

from R650
1 night, 2 adults

Jameson Country Cottages

Sleeps 19 Magaliesburg Self-catering in Magaliesburg

Jameson Country Cottages can sleep up to 19 people. six couples in our wonderful king size beds, and...

Klipplaatz Bush Lodge
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from R750
1 night, 2 adults

Klipplaatz Bush Lodge

Sleeps 80 Beestekraal Self-catering in Beestekraal

Klipplaatz is a located within 600 hectares of bushveld and offers private camps with luxurious tent...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Fires Mountain Lodge

Sleeps 20 Hartbeespoort Self-catering in Hartbeespoort

Fires Mountain Lodge offers self-catering log cabins, located against the slopes of the Waterberg Mo...

from R750
1 night, 2 adults

Tapologo Lodge

Sleeps 38 Zeerust Guest House, Zeerust Lodge in Zeerust

Tapologo Lodge is situated on the N4, 2 km before Zeerust in the North West Province. This is the i...

from R1,340
1 night, 2 adults

Rustenburg Boutique Hotel

Sleeps 40 Rustenburg Boutique Hotel in Rustenburg

At Rustenburg Boutique Hotel we strive to create an unforgettable experience for each and every gues...

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

Sky Lodge

Sleeps 50 Broederstroom Lodge in Broederstroom

Sky Lodge is a unique stone and thatch getaway in the Hartbeespoort Dam area. The lodge is located o...

Lost City Beach
Rock Climbing In The Magaliesburg