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.
Birdsview Guest House offers self catering accommodation in Potchefstroom in the North West. Birdsview Guest House is conveniently accessible from the main road N12 of Potchefstroom, offering a relaxing, clean, tranquil and peaceful self catering destinat …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Rustenburg Guest House offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Rustenburg in the North West province. We have 20 meticulously clean, neat and spacious en suite rooms, which can accommodate 42 persons in total. Located in Safari Gardens, a serene and tr …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
In the shadow of the impressive Magaliesberg Mountain Range lies the beautiful and vibrant city of Rustenburg. GRAND CENTRAL GUESTHOUSE, RUSTENBURG is a new guesthouse with a homely, laid-back atmosphere and offers affordable, yet stylish extra-ordinaire …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Mgankla Lodge offers 2 self catering accommodation options near Brits in the North West province. The Nyala Camp: (Sleeps up to 14) with a private swimming pool, boma & braai area and a jungle gym. Kudu Camp: (Sleeps up to 12) (8 adults + 4 children) with …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Atelier Isabella offers self catering accommodation at the Hartbeespoort Dam in the North West province. (Sleeps 8). Located in the quiet suburb of Kosmos overlooking the Hartbeespoort Dam. Relax in an artistic atmosphere where paintings enrich... …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
The perfect weekend getaway on the banks of the Vaal river. Wooden cabins nestled amongst trees in a peaceful and tranquil environment with great fishing and fun for the whole family. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Ponciana Superior Guesthouse offers... superior bed and breakfast accommodation in Hartbeespoort in the North West Province. We are an AA Superior Qualified Assured exclusive luxury guesthouse on the top of the hill in Ifafi which gives us the most stunni …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre offers hotel accommodation in Rustenburg. Nestled at the foothills of the Rustenburg Kloof and Magaliesberg Mountains one can find The Safari Lodge Hotel is easily accessible from all the major metropolitan areas of …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Kosmos Manor provides both bed and breakfast accommodation and self catering in Hartbeespoort in the North West province. Named after the quaint neighborhood Kosmos, Kosmos Manor bed and breakfast on the banks of the Hartebeespoort Dam consists of 6 beaut …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Palm Valley Inn offers self catering apartment accommodation in Hartbeespoort in the North West province. Set in the quite suburb of Shoemansville overlooking the Hartbeespoort Dam. Our self catering serviced holiday apartments are just 700 meters from th …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Henlize is ideally located on the scenic Vaal River, only 45 minutes drive from Johannesburg. 2 Self catering options (4-sleeper + 8-sleeper). Guests can enjoy peace and tranquility while taking in the breathtaking views. This comfortable cottage is fully …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
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 …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Kumkani Country Lodge offers bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation in Potchefstroom in the North West. Kumkani is centrally situated on 4ha next to the Mooi River and Golf course. Potchefstroom shopping centres and restaurants within walking d …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Fires Mountain Lodge provides self catering chalet accommodation in Hartbeespoort in the North West province. (Sleeps either 2,4 or 8 adults and children). Situated on the slopes of the Waterberg mountain range at Saartjiesnek pass, overlooking the Hartbe …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
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... …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Cosy Cottage offers accommodation in self catering cottages in Potchefstroom in the North West. We offer a choice of 7 self catering cottages (sleeps 2). Cosy Cottages, Potchefstroom, in the sun-drenched North West Province of South Africa. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
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. In the …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Shangrila Innibos - Tented Camps & Camping is located on the Old Rustenburg Rd (R104), in the Hartbeespoort Dam area in the North West province. Shangrila Innibos is surrounded by the majesty of the Magaliesberg Mountain range opposite the world famous El …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Acorn Lodge offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of Potchefstroom in the North West. This clean and affordable accommodation is centrally located close to the North-West University and a mall. Acorn Lodge offers 18 large clean rooms each wi …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Almar Exclusive Game Ranch provides self catering accommodation near Bloemhof in the North West province. We offer 2 x Luxury self catering units sleeping 8 people in each. Each unit consists of: An open-plan kitchen, lounge with DSTV & Air-conditioning. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.