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.
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...
Palm Valley Inn is self-catering holiday flats privately owned and situated in Shoemansville, Hartbeespoort.
Aloha & welcome to our tropical paradise... Good times & tan lines, so get here fast then take it slow at Cocomo.
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 ...
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 ...
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....
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.
A home away from home, somewhere special, a place to kick off your shoes, unwind and head on down to the waterhole to relax with a drink in hand. One of the original farmhouses in the area the Bush House has grown into a home in the bush- an ...
Beautifully set on the outskirts of the Dithabaneng Section of Phokeng Village in Rustenburg, you will find this stunning 5-star Boutique Bed & Breakfast, offering guests a unique African experience that embraces a village styled setting.
Perfectly situated in the picturesque village of Kosmos, set against the Magaliesburg mountain range with uninterrupted views of the Hartbeespoortdam.
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
Situated in the secure and picturesque village of Kosmos with wonderful views of Hartbeespoortdam Willinga Lodge is a perfect romantic get away.
Welcome to the SKY LODGE, a unique stone and thatch getaway in the Hartbeespoort Dam area. The lodge is situated on 50 hectares of magnificent mountainside, and offers majestic views of the Hartbeespoort Dam and surrounding Magaliesberg mountains.
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.
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.
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...
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
Named after the quant neighborhood that it stems from, Kosmos Manor on the banks of the Hartebeespoort Dam consists of 6 beautifully appointed rooms with combination of Victorian romance and modern hi-tech decor. This elegant guest house focuse...
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...