North West province, known as South Africa’s heritage destination, is within driving distance of both Johannesburg and Pretoria, making it a popular spot for weekend breaks. It features superb malaria-free game parks, among them the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa's fifth-largest game reserve, and a best-kept secret. Similarly, the Pilanesberg National Park is home to the Big 5 and a fantastic safari destination. North West is also home to the world-famous Sun City gaming and entertainment resort, complete with a man-made beach, excellent golfing and entertainment activities. In North West, you can also find the tourism hotspot of Hartbeespoort Dam, a hive of fabulous outdoor activities, including numerous watersports for the whole family.
Why travel to North West province
See one of the UNESCO-listed Taung Heritage Site, showing evidence of humankind over 1 million years ago.
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Magaliesburg.
Explore Groot Marico, setting for many of the stories written by famous local author Herman Charles Bosman.
Go on a safari adventure in a choice of two excellent malaria-free game reserves.
Enjoy all the entertainment and activities on offer in Sun City, including its tropical rainforest and the Valley of Waves.
North West is ideal for weekend getaways, malaria-free safaris, and family holidays. Whether you’re keen to see heritage sites, enjoy the magic of the Magaliesberg Mountains, spend time in the water in Hartbeespoort or want to live it up in Sun City, experience it with a Thompsons Holidays package.
Things to do in North West
There are so many attractions and holiday destinations in North West that a weekend getaway or extended holiday with the family, friends or your partner is an absolute must. Whether you’re looking for a fabulous wildlife viewing experience, are searching for fascinating archaeological discoveries, would like to enjoy the entertainment wonderland of Sun City or savour country scenery and activities in Magaliesburg, you can do all of these things in North West.
Things to do in North West
Enjoy breathtaking views as you take the Harties Cableway in Hartbeespoort for lunch at the top.
Spend the day at the Valley of Waves in Sun City, which offers numerous fun water activities.
Go on safari in the Madikwe Game Reserve.
Take a hot air balloon safari over the Pilanesberg for possible sightings of the Big 5.
Explore Sun City Resort on a Segway tour or quad biking nature trail.
Enjoy river rafting and abseiling at Hartbeespoort Dam.
Travel the Magaliesburg Arts and Crafts Route.
Visit the De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife centre.
Enjoy a boat cruise on Hartbeespoort Dam.
Explore the Lesedi Cultural Village near Sun City.
Enjoy zip-lining in Broederstroom.
Spend time at Sun City or go golfing in the resort, enjoy a safari in the Pilanesberg or waterskiing on Hartbeespoort Dam. There’s more than enough to see and do to keep the whole family happy for days! Experience the best of North West with a holiday package from Thompsons Holidays.
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