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Situated in the north of South Africa and sharing the border of Botswana, the North West Province is a major mining area, often referred to as the Platinum Province. The province is visited mostly for Sun City, a vast entertainment playground, and the Pilanesberg National Park, one of the continent’s most significant wildlife reserves. However, the North West has an almost endless number of attractions – and across the spectrum – from thought-provoking to sheer, carefree fun.
The Cradle of Humankind and the Vredefort Dome are located within the North West Province, both UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The terrain varies from dry, semi-arid in the west to thick bushveld in the east, interspersed with mountain ranges, ancient volcanos and the occasional river course.
A journey through the North West will take you through gold, uranium and platinum mining areas, through diamond rush towns established in a bygone era and in places where some of the bloodiest... Show more