Also known as Bojanala, the Eastern Region of the North West province is covered in natural South African bushveld, making it a favourite destination for eco-tourism.
Platinum deposits in this region of the North West are colossal. Other minerals include limestone, fluorspar iron and gemstones. Agriculture centers on tobacco, citrus and other fruit, cattle, groundnuts, sunflower seeds, maize and wheat.
The most scenic area of the North West, it offers adventure sports, holiday entertainment, eco-tourism, wildlife experiences, family leisure pursuits and sports, historic exploration and the opulence and excitement of Sun City and Palace of the Lost City extravagances.
On the fringe of the Kalahari Desert, the Sun City complex is South Africa's most luxurious resort. Internationally renowned as a leisure, entertainment and conference destination, it is a fantasy world with superb recreational and accommodation facilities. With adjoining Pilansberg National Park, it is South Africa's third most visited attraction.
The Sun City complex comprises the 6000 seat Superbowl, four luxury hotels, sporting and gambling facilities and two golf courses, including the Gary Player designed Sun City Country Club, host of the annual international multi-million dollar Nedbank Golf Challenge. Accommodation ranges from self-catering cabanas and stylish high-rise hotels to the Indiana Jones inspired Palace of the Lost City. Sport and recreational activities include surfing and gigantic waterslides in the Valley of the Waves, golf, horse riding, squash, tennis, swimming, mountain biking, ten-pin bowling, parasailing, water skiing, canoeing, wind surfing, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking and the opportunity to fly over the Pilansberg Mountains in a vintage Tiger Moth.
Rustenburg (place of rest) is the oldest town in the Eastern Region of the North West province. It is a stepping off point for nearby places of interest and activity, including the village of Kroondal (crown vale), founded by Lutheran missionaries and today a centre of local German communities, and the Paul Kruger museum at Boekenhoutfontein.
The Magliesberg Mountains, a national heritage site, saw bloody battles in the 19th century during the rise of Ndebele chief Mzilikazi, as well in the Anglo Boer War. The slopes, popular for hiking trails, are dotted with holiday resorts.
The privately owned Mountain Sanctuary Park boasts bilharzias-free streams and spectacular kloofs. There is abundant birdlife and small antelope. Accommodation ranges from chalets and tented safari lodges to caravan parks and campsites.
The Kgaswane Mountain Reserve is wonderful hiking, cycling and bird watching country, with Cape vulture, martial eagle, parrots and the paradise flycatchers and the rare black eagle. Most of South Africa's antelope species are here, as well as zebra, caracal, aardwolf, jackal and leopard.
The shoreline of the Hartbeespoort Dam is populated with marinas, holiday resorts and weekend retreats. It is a water sport paradise, with fishing, diving, sailing, power boating, water skiing, jet skiing, wind surfing and parasailing. Away from the water there is hang gliding, hiking, hot air ballooning, a nature reserve with abundant bird life, the largest freshwater aquarium in Africa and a cableway that spans the dam.
The jewel in the crown of the Eastern Region, and biggest tourist draw of the North West province, is the Pilansberg National Park. Developed in an extinct volcano with six mountain rings, it offers big game thrills with the big five of lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant, as well as hippo, cheetah, hyena, wild dogs, most antelope species, and over 365 species of bird life. Covering 650 square miles, with 200 kilometres of good tar and gravel roads, it includes Lake Mankwe (place of the leopard), with walk-in hides.
Accommodation in the Pilansberg National Park ranges from luxury game lodges, safari camps, self-catering chalets and hotel to tented bush camps, thatched cottages, caravan parks and campsites.
The Bulls in the Bush Guest House and Restaurant is situated in the heart of North West Province, South Africa, 20 km from Sun City, and 25 km from Rustenburg, surrounded by Lion Parks, National Game Reserves, Hunting and hiking routes.
Santai's lavish 4-star accommodation offers the following; 10 Luxury en-suite guestrooms with private entrances. Situated in a lush, tranquil garden with beautiful trees and abundant birdlife. The interior decor reflects the style, grace and ...
Lyon Paradise is a stunning venue with a huge thatch roof and lush green gardens, complete with beautiful roses, a koi fish pond, calming and tranquil water feature and a brilliant white gazebo as focal point, which is suitable for large groups and weddin
We offer exclusive, upmarket accommodation in a quiet and secure environment. Although very centrally situated in the heart of Mafikeng / Mahikeng, the setting is very private and tranquil. Our 4 star guest house has 6 rooms which are all en suite...
A new and exciting kid is on the block. This kid has class, style and packs a punch. The King's Chateau is a smart new Guesthouse that has opened its doors within the Wilkoppies heart of Klerksdorp.
Bush 'n Buck Private Game Farm is your ultimate break away from the city life. Several species of buck, birdlife, insects & reptiles roaming freely across 120 hectares of malaria-free bushveld. Our facilities are fully equipped to cater for 56 guests
Winchado Guest Lodge and Conference is a brand new facility situated on the Seasons Eco Golf Estate close to the Hartbeespoort Dam Wall. This is a malaria free area.
Shangrila Innibos is surrounded by the majesty of the Magaliesberg Mountain range opposite the world famous Elephant Sanctuary and within walking distance to the Monkey Sanctuary. Hartbeespoort Dam is very popular for weekend getaways or day trips.
Buffalo Thorn Self Catering Lodge is a luxury 10 sleeper private lodge located in the Black Rhino Game Reserve, which is 30 kilometres from Sun City in the heart of the North West Province in South Africa
Palm Valley Inn is self-catering holiday flats privately owned and situated in Shoemansville, Hartbeespoort.
Welcome to Casa Bianca. It is here that Casa Bianca welcomes its guests in the heart of the North West Province. We offer fourteen stylish en-suite rooms equipped with all you need to ensure a luxurious and pampered stay.
Kosmos Getaway / Wegbreek is situated in the tranquil charming Kosmos village, nestling against the Magalies mountains. The two flatlets are build on the waterfront overlooking the Hartbeespoort dam with unobstructed magnificent views of the dam...
With two suites and twelve double rooms, all with en-suite and coffee & tea making facilities, Scott's Manor is perfect for a weekend breakaway or business stopover. Relax in our lovely garden or rake a cooling swim after a busy day's sightseeing ...
Rivendell is a brand new water front property, at one of hartebeespoort's most exclusive estates where Gemsbok, nyala, springbok and many more roam freely amongst the houses. Rivendell offers accommodation for 6 adults in a large self-catering house.
The Venue Country Hotel is located along the popular Magaliesberg R512 route (Pelindaba Road) between Johannesburg and Hartbeespoort Dam. Just 12 km past Lanseria International Airport, the hotel offers guests gorgeous views of the Magaliesberg mountain r
Retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle of city life to Kassaboera Lodge nestled in the Magalies Meander, on the edge of the Harbeespoortdam.Our secure, exclusive Lodge contains 12 fully equipped bedrooms with en-suite.
AnnVilla Guest House has 6 newly built deluxe rooms overlooking a garden courtyard. Private entrances lead to the spacious rooms. The beautifully appointed rooms cater for the discerning traveler with quality touches, including comfortable workspa...
Serenity @ Harties is a lovely self-catering guest house with an oriental theme, ideally located in Kosmos, Hartbeespoort Dam. Kosmos is a gorgeous and secure little village situated on the banks of the popular Hartbeespoort Dam, a mere 40-minute...