Welcome to North West Province!
From untamed bushveld to the sophistication of 5-Star resorts, this province provides the complete package, with breathtaking scenic beauty, rolling fields of maize, golden sunflowers and vast plains of African bushveld. Enjoy superb game parks – home to the Big 5, magnificent golf courses, water features and sporting facilities.
The province boasts several national parks, the largest being Pilanesberg Game Reserve, located in the crater of an extinct volcano.
TOP REASONS TO VISIT
Ride the PRONUTRO ZIP 2000, the longest zip slide in the world at 280 meters high and 2 km’s long, reaches a speed of 140 km/ hour. The start of the zip slide is on the top of a hill, 5-minutes from Sun City.
Enjoy a wrap-around panorama and the magic of lazily drifting with the wind, in a hot air balloon, with magnificent sights over the beautiful Magalies River Valley, Hartbeespoort Dam, Magaliesberg Mountain Range and the Pilanesberg National Park.
Best in Birding
For exciting and rare bird viewing opportunities, visit the numerous birding venues, on foot, in a hide or canoe. Experience both the variety of typically African birds, migrants and endemics, or those found only in South Africa.
The Magaliesburg Canopy Tour
The tour consists of about a kilometre long “foefie” slide divided up into separate slides of varying lengths. Slides are joined together by platforms built high on the cliff faces of the 2500 year old Magaliesberg Mountain Range. Slides of up to 140 meter long provide unforgettable rides and spectacular views.
Hectares of national parks, nature reserves and game farms stretch across the province. Wildlife enthusiasts will delight in the opportunities offered for self-drive game viewing, guided game drives, guided wilderness hiking trails, game viewing on horseback or from a hot air balloon.
The extravagant Sun City, an icon of family fun and entertainment.
Many wonderful, scenic hiking trails are available.
Taung Heritage Site
‘The Place of the Lion’ named after Tau, the chief of the Bataung people, who made his headquarters here during the 18th century. Taung became famous in 1924 with the discovery of a fossilised skull of a child. This discovery led many scientists to believe that the origin of early man was initiated on the African continent. Clear water flows through a succession of attractive pools in this ancient valley. Magnificent scenery, blue pools, limestone cliffs and picturesque caves provide an ideal spot for hiking and abseiling.
Created by a massive meteorite which struck the earth about 3,000 million years ago. The structure is currently regarded the biggest and oldest, clearly visible impact structure on Earth. It just beats the Sudbury impact structure in Canada for this ranking. Today, the Conservancy is one of the province’s prime adventure tourism sites and caters for the needs of campers, hikers, cyclists, rock climbers, canoeists and white-water rafters.
The cliffs are big, wild, often remote and still being discovered. The North West offers some of the best, and most diverse, rock climbing in the world.
A multitude of perfect spots for an adventure getaway, with ample opportunity for windsurfing, sailing, parasailing, jet skiing, skiing, white water rafting, canoeing or body-boarding.
Lesedi Cultural Village
It showcases the different tribes of South Africa with a strong focus on how they live in the village and why culture is important in the Africa environment.
Lion & Safari Park
The park is an eco-tourism destination that offers a sanctuary for important species, particularly the endangered Wild Dog, the rare White Lion and Cheetah. The park provides a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with the wildlife of Africa. During the game drives, visitors can explore the trails along the banks of the Crocodile River, as well as the forests and valleys of the game park.
Referred to by locals as “Harties”, is surrounded by plenty of attractions and activities and easily accessible from either Johannesburg or Pretoria. The Aerial Cableway extends to the top of the Magaliesberg and offers stunning panoramic views of the Magaliesburg as well as the dam. Enjoy superb Restaurants, Express Food Stalls as well as a Bar and children can wander along the Dassie Loop walkway or play in the KidZone.
Monkey & Elephant Sanctuary
Come and explore and bring the kids! These sanctuaries provide a natural environment for orphaned and abused animals, situated west of Hartbeesport Dam.
WHERE TO GO
One of South Africa’s premier vacation destinations, Sun City is internationally recognised for its superb resort hotels, attractions and world-class events. From the lavish opulence of The Palace of the Lost City to the casual elegance of the Cascades, the glamour of the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge to the tropical thrills of the Valley of Waves, Sun City delivers plenty to see and do in a beautiful malaria-free landscape.
Home to two 18-hole, par 72 golf courses designed by South African legend Gary Player. The Lost City Golf Course and the Gary Player Golf Course have been designed to maximize the challenge for every handicap of golfer.
Valley of the Waves
A water theme park, complete with a sandy beach and lapping turquoise waters generated by a powerful wave machine. There is a water slide for every comfort level, from easy-going tubing along a gentle stream to semi-submerged waterslides that careen downhill and the truly hair-raising 30m sheer drop!
The most thrilling vacation yet! Learn to wakeboard or water-ski, experience the rush of a jet ski or the fun of bumper boats. Kick start your adrenalin with parasailing or round off another perfect day on a sunset lake cruise.
Sun City is a truly family-friendly resort destination, from the supervised playground and dedicated kids’ activity centre at Kamp Kwena, to the charming Animal World and the Entertainment Centre’s gaming arcade, to the thrills of Waterworld and the availability of professional baby-sitting services.
The resort’s casinos range from The Palace at the Lost City’s exclusive salon privé, to the smoking and non-smoking casinos at the Soho Hotel. The resort offers thrills and excitement for every level of player, presented in the glitz of Vegas-style glamour.
Entertainment & Events
See show-stopping entertainment for the whole family, day and night, including the latest movies, live shows and high-end shopping.
Sun City is located close to two of the best malaria-free wildlife Big 5 reserves, the Pilanesberg National Park and the Madikwe Game Reserve, ideal for family safari’s.
Madikwe Game Reserve
This malaria-free Reserve is situated a mere 3 hours’ drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, renowned as one of South Africa’s premier safari destinations. Home to 66 large mammal species, including the Big 5, Madikwe is one of the largest of its kind in the country. Guests can enjoy day and night game drives and bush walks, or just be treated to the absolute luxury of the area’s many fine accommodation facilities.
Pilanesberg National Park
Among Southern Africa’s most fascinating game reserves and possibly the most accessible. Situated in the ecologically rich transition zone between the Kalahari and the Lowveld, this vast area promises thrilling big game viewing in a malaria free environment and is set within the crater of an ancient volcano, formed 1,2 billion years ago by overflowing magma. The landscape and rock formations we see today are the enduring reminders of this magnificent occurrence.
A wide variety of accommodation is available to suit your needs.