The NorthWest Province extends from Gauteng to the Botswana border and the Kalahari desert. It’s one of the most visited provinces in South Africa, most tourists flock in Sun City and the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. But it can be very rewarding to explore the rest of this province.
In the east the Magalies Mountains with rolling hills, sparlking streams and kloofs separate Johannesburg from the open spaces of the NorthWest. There is plenty accommodation available because fast numbers of Jo’burgers come here to escape the city in the weekends.
In the north, on the border with Botswana, Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s gems, a huge Big 5 park with upclass accommodation. All Big 5 can be spotted here, plus the endangered wild dog. It is a malaria free area, making it a good option for children.
In the Northwest is a large number of small villages to be explored, scattered all over the province. Here the tourist finds old-fashioned hospitality and endless stretches of grasslands. Accommodation is easy to find, all along the road farms offer Bed and Breakfast accommodation.
Groot Marico is the most famous of all South Africa’s small farming towns. It hosts a Literary Weekend every October, drawing people in from far and wide.
Highlights off the North West province
The Big 5 and wild dogs at Madikwe Game Reserve
Pilanesberg Game Reserve : beautiful landscapes and excellent game viewing
The home of illusions, Sun City , South Africa’s version of Las Vegas
The rolling hills, gorges and canyons of the Magaliesberg Mountains
The Literary Weekend in Groot Marico in October
Hiking and camping in the quiet and timeless veld