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.
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
Lyon Paradise offers bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation near Potchefstroom in the North West. 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 tran
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
Grasdak Guesthouse offers visitors bed and breakfast accommodation in Brits in the North West province. Grasdak Guest House is an elegant guest house situated in Brits in the heart of the North West. Our bed and breakfast offers all the facilities for a p
Casa Bianca Guest Lodge offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of Hartbeespoort in the North West province. Cradled between the Magaliesberg Mountains lies the small town of Hartbeespoort - a town with a dam, known by many a tourist, t
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...
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
Patrys Paradys offers self catering accommodation in a Maanhaarrand in the Magaliesburg area of Gauteng's West Rand. We offer 3 self catering options: Farmhouse (sleeps 14) and 2 chalets (sleeps 6 in each). If you are ready for a good rest, calm surroundi
Bush 'n Buck Private Game Farm offers a variety of self catering accommodation and campsite stands in Beestekraal near Brits in the Eastern Region, North West. Bush 'n Buck Private Game Farm is your ultimate break away from the noisy city life. We have se
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 ...
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
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 the interi
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
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.
845@Leloko is located in an estate lush with green belts where wildlife roams free. When you are not game watching, you can enjoy views overlooking the Hartbeespoort Dam
Willinga Lodge offers guests bed and breakfast accommodation in Hartbeespoort in the North West province. Set in the secure and picturesque village of Kosmos with wonderful views of the Hartbeespoort dam, Willinga Lodge is a perfect romantic get away. Onl
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
Feathers B&B provides accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in Mooinooi in the North West province. Feathers bed and breakfast is situated on a Citrus farm high up against the historical Magalies Mountain range. Our Guest house has a stunning view ov
TshiBerry Boutique Bed and Breakfast is located in Phokeng to the north of Rustenburg in the North West province. Enjoy the flowing medley of traditional village charm and cultural hospitality as your travels lead you, and your hearts desires are fulfille
AnnVilla Guesthouse provides bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation in Klerkdorp in the North West province. This large suburban property was purpose built into thoughtfully appointed rooms. Twenty rooms are situated around King and Queen Court