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.
Pine Inn Lodge is situated 2.8km from Rustenburg CBD and Waterfall Shopping Mall on the Johannesburg road.
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.
Set in the northern western side of the greater Pilanesberg National Park and only 33km from Sun City, this malaria free Big Five private game lodge is surrounded by the trees of an old Tambuti forest within the Black Rhino Game Reserve....
This house is situated on the waterfront with panoramic views from all the rooms. Four beautifully furnished bedrooms en-suite. 2 queen-size with a private lounge, one double, and two single beds. All rooms with balconies. rivate pool with a view ...
This is Lichtenburg Guest House. We offer a popular alternative to hotel accommodation, an attractive mix of convenience, privacy, hospitality and outstanding service. Your home away from home.
Situated in the secure and picturesque village of Kosmos with wonderful views of Hartbeespoortdam Willinga Lodge is a perfect romantic get away.
Almar Exclusive Self Catering Game Ranch is located on a game farm in Bloemhof District in a malaria free area, away from busy City Life, a perfect break-away where you can unwind and relax
Henlize is ideally located on the scenic Vaal River, only 45 minutes drive from Johannesburg. Guests can enjoy peace and tranquility while taking in the breathtaking views. This comfortable cottage is fully self catering with private patio and braai.
Aloha & welcome to our tropical paradise... Good times & tan lines, so get here fast then take it slow at Cocomo.
Grasdak Guest House is an elegant guest house ideally situated in Brits in the heart of the North West Province, this cosy guest house offers all the facilities for a peaceful and quiet stay at reasonable rates. The house brings back memories of...
Situated on the slopes of waterberg mountain range at Saartjiesnek pass, overlooking the Hartbeespoort dam and the Magaliesberg mountain range, with direct access to all activities the area has to offer.
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.
A peaceful retreat nestled alongside the tranquil Magalies River; Magalies Park is situated on 120 hectares of scenic parklands. This prime destination is set on the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains and combines the best of nature with the best of leisu
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 ...
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.
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.
Ratanang B&B offer Guest affordable luxury accommodation and Hospitality services in a friendly and welcoming environment. Located in Mafikeng, the City of Goodwill, North West Province, South Africa, this establishment offer guest...
Mgankla Lodge affords you optimal comfort for an unforgettable self-catering experience family getaway and a unique escape from busy life and a perfect opportunity to experience the feeling in having your "own" game farm.