Welcome to North West Province


Conveniently, these opportunities to encounter both big cats and one-armed bandits are all within four hours’ drive of Jo’burg. En route, the Magaliesberg area offers detours from the N4, ranging from zip lining to rural accommodation near Rustenburg.


Top experiences in North West Province

North West Province activities

$137.07 Outdoor Activities

Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour

Pilanesberg game reserve is in the Bojanala Region of the North West Province of South Africa, adjacent to Sun City. Pilanesberg National Park is the home of virtually every mammal of Southern Africa. Also home to the Big Five. Come and enjoy a day of Wildlife game viewing in specially adapted open 4x4 safari vehicles. Your guide will drive you through this nature reserve in search of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard). Not only will you search for these animals but also others that make the Pilanesburg their home, including Giraffe, Zebra, Hippo and various Antelope. After lunch, you will enjoy a closed vehilce safari drive in search of any animals that have elduded you on your safari thus far. We depart the National park between 15:00 - 15:30, depening on the game veiwing and return to your hotel in Johannesburg before sunset.

$90.01 Cultural & Theme Tours

Johannesburg to Cradle of Humankind Half-Day Private Tour

The "Cradle of Humankind" was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999 and is located about 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, in the Gauteng province. This site currently occupies 47.000 hectares and contains a complex of limestone caves.The Sterkfontein Caves contain the discovery of a 2.3-million-year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus (nicknamed "Mrs. Ples"), found in 1947 by Robert Broom and John T. Robinson. This important discovery helped to corroborate the 1924 discovery of the juvenile 'Australopithecus africanus' skull, "Taung Child", by Raymond Dart, at Taung in the North West Province of South Africa, where excavations still continue.Nearby the site, but not in the site, the Rising Star Cave system contains the Dinaledi Chamber ("chamber of stars") in which were discovered fifteen fossil skeletons of extinct species of hominin, provisionally named 'Homo naledi'.Sterkfontein alone has produced more than a third of early hominid fossils ever found prior to 2010. The Dinaledi Chamber contains over 1500 'H. naledi' fossils, the most extensive discovery of a single hominid species ever found in Africa.

$157.68 Outdoor Activities

Full Day Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari

Pilanesberg game reserve is in the Bojanala Region of the North West Province of South Africa, adjacent to Sun City. Pilanesberg National Park is the home of virtually every mammal of Southern Africa. Also home to the Big Five. Come and enjoy a day of Wildlife game viewing in specially adapted open 4x4 safari vehicles. Your guide will drive you through this nature reserve in search of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard). Not only will you search for these animals but also others that make the Pilanesburg their home, including Giraffe, Zebra, Hippo and various Antelope. Our full Day safari included a morning Open Vehicle Safari Drive, lunch and an afternoon Open Vehicle Safari Drive, giving you opportunity on 2 Open Safari Drives to search for all the animals that inhabit the National Park. We depart the National park between 15:00 - 15:30, depending on the game viewing and return to your hotel in Johannesburg before sunset.

$755.43 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Day 4 Star Pilanesberg Safari

Day 1 Includes:  Collection from any hotel or address in Johannesburg  We travel roughly 2 Hours from Johannesburg, into the North West Province of South Africa and make our way to Big 5 Pilanesberg National Park.   We enter the park for morning game drive in closed, air-conditioned vehicle, in search of the animals that inhabit the national park  Midday we arrive at your 4 star lodge in time for lunch and check into your room.  In the afternoon we will embark on an Afternoon open 4x4 vehicle safari drive with a local guide, hoping to locate members of the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo) that may have eluded us thus far.  Dinner at your lodge Day 2 Includes:  An Early morning game drive in open 4x4 safari vehicle with your local guide.  Return to camp for nutritious breakfast, and relaxation time untill your light lunch  An Afternoon open vehilce safari drive in an open 4x4 safari vehicle  Dinner at the Lodge  Day 3 Includes: An Early morning game drive in open 4x4 safari vehicle with your local guide.  Return to camp for nutritious breakfast,  Depart to the Sun City resort for time at Leisure and Lunch on own account,  Departure to Johannesburg

$187.57 Private & Custom Tours

Pillanesburg National Park Full Day Safari From Johannesburg

You will depart from your hotel in Johannesburg for these Majestic Africa Day Safari which is about 2 hours drive from Johannesburg. Travel in Style as you snail through Johannesburg to North West Province of South Africa with different sceneries in the back ground. After an hour drive, your guide will have one pit stop to straighten your legs and an option to have a hot or cold drink depending on the weather or season. From there, embark on another one and half hour ride straight into Pillanesburg National Park. Depending on your Choice, you will be ushered into an open vehicle or on our van and the rest is for you to explore. The safari is allocated about 4 to 5 hours depending on the animals and after that you hop on back for your hotel in Johannesburg. A wonderful Africa Safari awaits you!

$44.66 Outdoor Activities

Magaliesberg Canopy Tour

The 2400 million year old Magaliesberg Mountains are rich in indigenous fauna and flora, with a history to match.Slide in zig zag formation across the top of Ysterhout gorge from 11 platforms, constructed high into the cliff faces, joined by 10 cabled slides, up to 140 long and in places 30m above the canopy floor.The experience begins with a safety briefing at the Canopy Tour offices, during which you will also be kitted out with a sliding harness, safety helmet, sliding glove and pulley. After the briefing you will be transported approximately 2 km up the mountain to the first platform. This is where your unforgettable adventure begins.During the tour your guides will keep you entertained and informed with interesting facts about this ancient wonderland.Safety is paramount and the system has been built to the highest civil engineering standards. All equipment is state of the art and guides are fully trained. Tours depart at 30min intervals, 7 days per week, from the Canopy Tour offices and are restricted to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 persons per tour. The tour takes about 2.5 – 3 hours to complete. Anyone between the ages of 7 to 70 can go on a tour, although we have made exceptions in the past depending on the fitness of older people and whether or not the harness fits properly on a younger child.

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