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.
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....
La Bastide offers 'French country' style self-catering cottages. Each of our 3 cottages has its own unique charm and decor, a rustic ambiance gracefully combined with modern comforts. The gorgeous mountain views, picturesque lavender field...
Established in 2004, Lion's Rest is situated in a quiet up-market residential area in Mafikeng. Lion's Rest is ideally situated for a stopover for the business traveler and relaxing for a weekend break- away...
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.
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.
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.
Kudu's Rus is a South African luxury Game Lodge situated in the North West Province of South Africa, in malaria free area.
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
Home away from home. Birdsview Guest House is conveniently situated from the main road N12 of Potchefstroom, offering a relaxing, clean and peaceful self-catering destination. We are in close proximity to shopping centres...
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.
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 ...
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.
El Shadai guesthouse is situated in the Magalies Mountains overlooking the Hartbeespoortdam with magnificent views of the dam and mountains. This secure guesthouse is of a modern-style building with large panoramic windows to balconies...
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 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
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.
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...
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.