Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in North West Province

Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe is the country’s fourth-largest reserve and one of its best, covering 760 sq km of bushveld, savannah grassland and riverine forest on the edge of the Kalahari. It offers Big Five wildlife watching and dream…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in North West Province

Pilanesberg National Park

Occupying an eroded alkaline crater north of Sun City, in a transition zone between the Kalahari and wet lowveld vegetation, the 550-sq-km Pilanesberg National Park is a wonderfully scenic place to see a stunning va…
Casino in North West Province

Sun City

At Sun City, the legendary creation of entrepreneur Sol Kerzer, Disneyland collides with ancient Egypt in Africa’s version of Vegas. Filled with gilded statues of lions and monkeys, acres of artificial beaches, a go…
Museum in Mahikeng

Mafikeng Museum

Among the many displays in this excellent regional museum are exhibits charting the rise of the Boy Scout Movement and a presentation on the famous 217-day siege (from the Second Anglo-Boer War), with original photo…
Viewpoint in Pilanesberg National Park

Batlhako Dam Hide

Batlhako Dam Hide, in the park's west, gets very few visitors and is excellent for birds; keep an eye out also for rhinos nearby and take the detour to the lonely plaque marking the spot of an abandoned Dutch Reform…
Museum in Sun City

South African Hall of Fame

Opened in 2016, this celebratory exhibition pays homage in words and photos to South Africa's high achievers. Most come from the world of sports, but there are also some musicians and actors among the stars. Think g…
Viewpoint in Pilanesberg National Park

Makorwane Hide

A good option for birdlife, Makorwane Hide tends to get a few visitors, given its proximity to the main roads. Hippos, elephants and even the occasional predator are always possible sightings and the scenery of roll…
Casino in Sun City

Entertainment Centre

As well as housing smoking and nonsmoking casinos, this two-storey centre has food courts, shops, cinemas and the Superbowl performance venue. Its style might best be described as 'nouveau Flintstone', embellished b…
Viewpoint in Pilanesberg National Park

Ruighoek Hide

You never quite know what you'll get at this hide, although you'll probably have it to yourself as not many people make it out here. Hippos, lions, waterbirds and even rhino or brown hyena are all a chance.
Viewpoint in Pilanesberg National Park

Malatse Dam Hide

Quiet Malatse Dam Hide is excellent for birds, although when water levels are low it's a little far from the water. Watch for African fish eagles perched on the picturesque dead trees in the shallows.