North West is known as the Platinum Province for the wealth of the metal it has underground. North West has a number of major tourist attractions, including the internationally famous Sun City, the Pilanesberg National Park, the Madikwe Game Reserve and the Rustenburg Nature Reserve.

Mafikeng is the capital, and best known for the famous siege during the Anglo-Boer War, which ended in a decisive victory for the British and made a hero of Robert Baden-Powell.

On the banks of the Mooi River, Potchefstroom combines a strong agricultural economy with a friendly, buzzing community life. Various attractions and activities.

Mafikeng, situated next to Mmabatho, the vibrant provincial capital of the North West Province and has an interesting history, rich culture and wildlife variety.

Taung Heritage Site
The Taung Heritage Site is dedicated to the discovery of the skull belonging to an early hominid, named "Australopithecus africanus" meaning the "southern ape of Africa"

Vredefort Dome
The Vredefort dome is the oldest and largest meteorite impact site in the world. Formed an estimated 2000 million years ago when a gigantic meteorite (asteroid) hit the earth.

Lesedi Cultural Village
A multi-cultural African Village set among pristine bushveld and rocky hills - the Xhosa with their beautiful thatched homes and red blankets, the Zulu with their fighting shields, the Pedi courtyards and drums and the straw hats and ponies of Basotho

Tranquil, Jacaranda-lined streets makes it difficult to realize that this is one of the most heavily mined areas in the world. Also a major agricultural centre and not far from the world-renowned Sun City Complex.

Lichtenburg with its unique historical background and special places of interest, coupled with its tranquility and moderate climate is worth a stop-over.
  • Historical Sites of North West