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.
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...
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...
Winchado Guest Lodge and Conference is a brand new facility situated on the Seasons Eco Golf Estate close to the Hartbeespoort Dam Wall. This is a malaria free area.
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
Situated in the secure and picturesque village of Kosmos with wonderful views of Hartbeespoortdam Willinga Lodge is a perfect romantic get away.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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.
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...
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 ...
Aloha & welcome to our tropical paradise... Good times & tan lines, so get here fast then take it slow at Cocomo.
Ponciana is an AA Superior Quality Assured Luxury Guesthouse and is situated in Ifafi on the top of the hill which gives us a magnificent view over the Hartbeespoortdam surrounded by the Magalies Mountain Range...
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