North West

About Destination

The North West forms part of the 9 provinces in South Africa. The provinces capital is Mahikeng.It is situated on the west of the major populated centre of Gauteng. It was incorporated after the end of Apartheid in 1994 and includes parts of the former Transvaal provinces and Cape provinces, as well as most of the former Bantustan of Bophuthatswana. When cross-province municipalities were abolished, the province was the epicentre of political violence in Khutsong and Merafong City Local Municipality in 2006 and 2007. The violence resulted with the transfer of Merafong Municipality to the Gauteng province in 2009.

The province is the birth place of prominent political figures such as, Ahmed Kathrada, Lucas Mangope and Moses Kotane, to name a few.

This destination is a playground for visitors looking to escape the city rush. It has many attractions and experiences that caters to different personalities. For the risk takers, the Sun City Resort. The resort is renowned for its water park and casino experience in the country. Enjoy some fun in the sun and get lost in the resorts Valley of Waves. The resort is also a popular destination for golfers, so, don’t forget your clubs when you visit the resort.

For the adventurer, the Pilanesberg National Park is the perfect place to experience the various wildlife and the Mankwe Dam. The Elephant Sanctuary in Hartbeespoort offers visitors a chance to gain knowledge and interact with the majestic creatures. Take to the skies in the Aerial Cableway experience in Hartbeespoort. This experience gives visitors a chance to experience the area from a bird’s eye view. Test your inner Usain Bolt at the Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre. Okay, so, you won’t be running alongside the cheetahs but you will be offered with tours to see the majestic creature. End your trip off at the Lion & Safari Park. The park offers tours through a nature reserve and who knows? You might bump into the king of the jungle while on your tour.