Attractions in North West Province, South Africa
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Housed in the old Town Hall, Mafikeng Museum features many reminders of
the Siege of Mafeking. In addition, items focusing on the Barolong people
and Bushmen (San), are featured in the Museum.
Pilanesberg National Park
The Pilanesberg National Park in the North West province of South Africa
covers some 55 000 hectare and is the fourth largest park in southern
Africa. This malaria-free park is perched on the eroded vestiges of an
alkaline volcanic crater - one of only three such craters in the world.
On its undulating hills and everlasting open plains, you can get a glimpse
of South Africa's 'Big Five', an abundance of animals and over 360 bird
species. You might also find the nocturnal brown hyena, cheetah, hippo,
crocodile and even sable.
Lichtenburg with its unique historical background and special places of
interest, coupled with its tranquility and moderate climate is worth a
stop-over when visiting the North West Province of South Africa.
The Dam, with its spectacular scenery and proximity to Johannesburg and
Pretoria, is the principal water recreation area of the North West Province.
Sun City is internationally renowned as one of South Africa 's premier
holiday resorts, offering a multitude of attractions and activities to
keep everyone occupied. With its combination of golf, game and gambling,
as well as world class hotels, Sun City is the perfect choice for any
holiday in South Africa. Sun City is conveniently located about two hours'
drive outside Johannesburg. Sun City in South Africa has much to offer.
Sun City’s attractions are varied enough to appeal to the most
divergent of tastes. The chance to win a fortune is a major drawcard
for most visitors, who head straight for the Sun City Casino or the
entertainment centre, a huge cavern that hums with feverish excitement
as jingling slot-machines disgorge coins then gobble them up again at
a ruthless rate. The Superbowl, in the entertainment centre hosts rock
concerts and beauty pageants, world championship boxing events and banquets.
Shows like Baletsatsi, with dancers, gymnasts and circus people, take
place in the 620 seater Sun City theatre in the Sun City Hotel. Gourmets
will delight in exploring the many fine restaurants that offer everything
from haute cuisine to hamburgers, while those who prefer burning kilojoules
to consuming them can choose from a range of sporting activities
The Vaal River
The Vaal River, rated the most popular playground of the North West Province,
is always alive with holiday-makers who while away the days swimming,
water-skiing, pottering around in boats and notching up record catches.
Mmabatho National Park
This attractive park with a Victorian theme specializes in the indigenous
flora of South Africa, the park is divided into five main plant regions
of South Africa.