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.

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Pecanwood @38

Sleeps 8 Pecanwood Estate Self-catering in Pecanwood Estate

This is a beautiful self-catering house overlooking the fairway of Pecanwood Estate, set on the bank...

from R550
1 night, 2 adults

Thatch Haven

Sleeps 11 Mahikeng Guest House in Mahikeng

Thatch Haven is a beautifully renovated old thatch-roof house that has kept the original style of an...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Madeliefie

Sleeps 2 Die Bult Self-catering in Die Bult

Situated just off one of the main roads of Potchefstroom, Madeliefie offers comfortable and affordab...

from R720
1 night, 2 adults

Home Away

Sleeps 10 Klerksdorp Guest House in Klerksdorp

Home Away is located on a two-hectare property in the suburb of Wilkoppies. The atmosphere is farm-l...

from R400
1 night, 2 adults

Rob's Place

Sleeps 20 Van Der Hoff Park Guest House, Van Der Hoff Park Self-catering in Van Der Hoff Park

Rob’s place offers guests the best of two worlds; at this self-catering or bed and breakfast accommo...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Indigo Moon Guesthouse

Sleeps 28 Lichtenburg Guest House in Lichtenburg

Indigo Moon Guesthouse is situated next to the Lichtenburg Eeufees Lake - just follow the popular tr...

The Palms Guest House Klerksdorp
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from R700
1 night, 2 adults

The Palms Guest House Klerksdorp

Sleeps 10 Klerksdorp Guest House in Klerksdorp

The Palms Guest House offers four luxurious and comfortable en-suite rooms, each with a private entr...

from R880
1 night, 2 adults

Rustenburg Hills

Sleeps 13 Rustenburg Guest House in Rustenburg

Rustenburg Hills is situated in a quiet suburb of Rustenburg. This spacious and luxurious six-room ...

Bushbreak
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from R570
1 night, 2 adults

Bushbreak

Sleeps 19 Mooinooi Guest House in Mooinooi

Bushbreak has been proven to be a perfect getaway for a few days or the weekend. The quiet bushveld ...

from R750
1 night, 2 adults

Out of Africa Guesthouse

Sleeps 24 Hartbeespoort Dam Guest House in Hartbeespoort Dam

Out of Africa Guesthouse is a game farm situated at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountain. Out of Af...

Lost City Beach
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