From untamed bushveld to the sophistication of 5 star luxury resorts, the North West Province of South Africa provides the complete tourism package. When visiting the North West Province you can expect to be enchanted by magnificent vistas, superb game parks (with the Big 5), magnificent golf courses and excellent sporting facilities. Here’s our favourite places to visit in the North West.
Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway
With beautiful panoramic views of Hartbeespoort Dam and the Magaliesberg Mountains, the cableway is an excellent outing for families. The cableway is the longest mono-cableway in Africa and offers 360° views of one of the most gorgeous areas in South Africa. Take a walk along the Dassie Loop with its educational placards giving great insights into the area. There are restaurants and food stalls on site where you can enjoy a meal while taking in the scenic setting.
Madikwe Game Reserve
This is a great big 5 safari destination and one of the largest game reserves in South Africa. The reserve boarders Botswana and is comprised of bushveld and thornveld and is therefore home to a diverse range of species. The reserve is 75 000 ha and is home to approximately 66 mammal species including elephant, rhino, lion, spotted hyena, giraffe and antelope. 300 bird species can also be spotted here. Day and night drives as well as bush walks can be arranged for guests.
This is one of the most magical and peaceful places to visit in North West. It’s less than an hour from Jozi to the dramatic Magaliesberg mountain range, but it feels a thousand miles away. The stories these mountains could tell – they are nearly a hundred times older than Mount Everest! As well as having a fascinating historical and geological heritage, the mountain range also has a variety of indigenous trees and plants. For the true nature lovers, a particularly special way to experience this part of the province is to set off on the Magalies Meander.
Just beyond the boundaries of Pilanesberg, Sun City is a lot of fun for both young and old. For the adults, there’s a world-famous golf course and one of Africa’s biggest casinos, as well as a number of watering holes, live music venues and restaurants. For the kids, there’s a variety of rides and outdoor activities and the famous Valley of the Waves. Accommodation ranges from over the top luxury of The Lost City to the more simple homely comforts of the Sun City Cabanas.
A trip to the North West Province can include everything from sunning and swimming on beaches to exploration of World Heritage Sites. The region also acts boasts some of the world’s biggest entertainment centres, with casinos, golf courses, and concert halls supplementing North West’s tourism sector. If you’re looking for an exciting new career opportunity in South Africa, make sure you click through to our job section.