North West: South Africa’s Gateway To All Things Wild

A gateway to everything wild awaits you in South Africa’ s North West Province. So, if you are an adventure seeker, lover of natural wonders, wildlife or simply ready to play your hand at the poker table – the North West calls your name. With this in mind, we decided to give you some insight on what the North West Province can offer you and why it is a must for both local and international travelers. Are you ready to be taken on an adventure? Let’s go!

Experience The Wild Of The North West

With a variety of game reserves, wildlife parks, and sanctuaries – you are truly spoilt for choice. Herewith the saying, “Go big, or go home”, springs to mind. Therefore a good place to start is the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. With over 7000 animals to gawk at, this massive game reserve will feed your wildlife curiosity and then some. Pilanesberg Game Reserve also houses an array of accommodation. We definitely recommend you check out our special at Bakubung Lodge.

Furthermore, if you want to get up close and personal with the wild, the province offers various Lion Park’s, De Wildt Cheetah & Wildlife Centre, The Elephant Sanctuary and Black Rhino Park. Here you can experience and learn about these majestic animals from experts. For the monkey lovers, Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary houses rescued primates in their natural habitat with wooden walkway tours.

North West Province Wildlife
From lion & cheetah parks to the epic game reserve safari’s, to walking amongst the monkeys. Experience the wild of the North West Province.


Nature Calls Your Name In The North West

Most visitors associate natural beauty with provinces like the Western Cape and Mpumalanga. While these provinces offer a stunning blend of nature and cityscapes, the North West province does not fall short. From the flatlands of the bushveld rises an ancient volcanic structure named the Pilanesberg Mountain. a beautiful circular shape natural wonder that will have you in awe.

Furthermore, if you are all about capturing mother nature, head over to Hartebeespoort Dam. This arch-shaped dam boasts a striking river, picturesque valley and the most amazing mountain views. If nature reserves and conservations are your thing, the North West offers a wide selection. We recommend checking out the Kgaswane Mountain Reserve for its sheer magnitude. Or spend the day at Kgaswane Rustenburg Waterfall. For the true plant lover, the North West University Botanical Garden offers a blend of art and beautiful indigenous fauna & flora. A true awakening of the spirit awaits you in the North West.

North West Province Natural Wonders
Picturesque is the only way you can truly describe the beauty of the North West.


Heaven On Earth For The Adventure Seeker

For kids and adults alike, the North West is an adventure seekers haven. Go and zip slide trough wild landscapes at up to 160 km per hour with views of zebras and the Magaliesberg Mountains right at your feet. Next, go and see the beauty that is Hartebeespoort Dam in a hot air balloon experience. Then experience the wild up close and personal with a selection of different types of safaris. For the true adventurers at heart, Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is the way to go to see the most beautiful natural sights the North West has to offer as you soar through the skies.

When it’s family time, Sun City’s Valley of the Waves offers thrill rides for the young and young at heart. How about a 4×4 trail? We definitely recommend checking out Die Slote. And for the water lovers, Paddle Power River Rafting offers a guided river rafting experience coupled with hiking, archery & abseiling. Furthermore, pack in your fly fishing gear as the North West is considered by many to be the capital of this sporting activity.

North West Thrill seekers
So many thrills in one province for the whole family to enjoy.


Play Your Hand North West Style

With three casino’s at your disposal, you will have the opportunity to play your hand at blackjack and poker. With the biggest one by far being Sun City’s Casino and Entertainment World, the kids will have plenty to keep them entertained while you have the opportunity to win big. If gambling is not your thing, the space offers ample places to wine and dine or even catch a live show or two.

The North West is known for world-class golfing with an array of award-winning golf courses at your disposal. For the cultural fundies, Lesedi African Cultural Village will treat you to an authentic cultural experience the whole family will enjoy. The North West is also rich in history with a wide variety of museums and historic spots. Be sure to check out the Cradle of Humankind for an enlightening experience. Also, check out the Harties Cableway in Hartebeespoortdam for sweeping mountain views with world-class dining and kids play area at the top.

North West Entertainment
Variety of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.


Have you visited the North West Province? If so, tell us about your experience by commenting below. Lastly, be sure to like us on Facebook and to follow us on Instagram @resortsetc for special offers. Explore with us today!

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