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North West Province Vacation Packages

Fossil evidence of human ancestors, wildlife reserves and Anglo-Boer War history come together in this moderately dry province on South Africa’s northern border.

Caught between the Kalahari Desert and the fertile farmland of Gauteng Province, South Africa’s North West province is mostly bushveld, a dry-but-green terrain. As a result, the province is a great habitat for cattle and game. Some of the world’s largest cattle herds are regularly brought together here and wildlife reserves are common. See unique animals and discover human ancestors in the archaeological sites to the east.

The capital, Mahikeng, features some of the region’s most interesting history. During the Anglo-Boer War around the turn of the 20th century, Mahikeng underwent a siege. For 217 days, the British held the city as the Boers attacked it and eventually retreated. The British went on to win the war. Learn about this battle and more at the Mahikeng Museum. Also, see one of the North West farms owned by Paul Kruger, president of the independent Transvaal Republic that sparked the war. Called Boekenhoutfontein, it is located in eastern Rustenburg.

Visit game parks to view and meet Africa’s most famous creatures. The Hartbeespoort Dam Elephant Sanctuary lets you touch tame elephants, while the Madikwe Game Reserve offers day or night drives to look for the reserve’s 66 mammal species. Visit the reserve at Pilanesberg National Park, which is a 136,000-acre (55,000-hectare) nature park partially inside the crater of an extinct volcano. Take a hot-air balloon up for an aerial view of the green hills.

Many significant archaeological findings have been made in the North West region. The Taung Child, an intact Australopithecus skull, was found near the southern town of Taung. Visit the dig-site memorial to this discovery. Archaeology buffs should also stray into the eastern Gauteng Province to see the Cradle of Humankind, an area of significant archaeological sites.

Johannesburg is located just east of North West, so you should fly into the airport there to access the province. Visit at the height of summer around December or January to see the region blooming with sunflowers, a primary crop.


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The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City Resort

The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City Resort

Sun City Resort, Sun City
4.4
of 5, from 256 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Set in Sun City, this family-friendly hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Lost City and 9.6 mi (15.4 km) from Pilanesberg National Park. Mogwase Shopping Center and Lebone II - College of the Royal Bafokeng are also within 25 miles (40 km).

£92
The Cabanas Hotel at Sun City Resort

The Cabanas Hotel at Sun City Resort

Sun City Resort, Pilanesberg, Sun City
3.8
of 5, from 222 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Lost City and 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from Pilanesberg National Park. Mogwase Shopping Center and Lebone II - College of the Royal Bafokeng are also within 25 miles (40 km).

£251
Bakubung Bush Lodge

Bakubung Bush Lodge

Pilanesburg National Park, Pilanesberg National Park
4.4
of 5, from 308 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in a national park, this family-friendly lodge is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Lost City and 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from Pilanesberg National Park. Mogwase Shopping Center and Royal Bafokeng Stadium are also within 20 miles (32 km).

£619
Madikwe Safari Lodge

Madikwe Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe
5.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Madikwe lodge is located in a regional park, 7.8 mi (12.5 km) from Tshukudu Dam, and within 32 mi (52 km) of Derdepoort Gate and University of Botswana.

Kumbagana Game Lodge

Kumbagana Game Lodge

Portion 120 Kromrivier Farm 347, Rustenburg
2.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Rustenburg, this lodge is within 9 miles (15 km) of Mountain Sanctuary Park, Buffelspoort Lake and Buffellspoort Valley Information Center. Waterfall Mall and Rustenburg Golf Club are also within 20 miles (32 km).

Kosmos Manor

Kosmos Manor

107 Simon Bekker Dr, Hartbeespoort
2.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Hartbeespoort, this luxury bed & breakfast is 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from Hartebeespoort Dam and 4.9 mi (7.8 km) from Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary. Lesedi Cultural Village and Lion Park are also within 32 miles (52 km).

£159
The Cascades Hotel at Sun City Resort

The Cascades Hotel at Sun City Resort

Sun City Resort, Pilanesberg, Sun City
3.8
of 5, from 105 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Set in Sun City, this family-friendly hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Lost City and 10 mi (16.1 km) from Pilanesberg National Park. Mogwase Shopping Center and Lebone II - College of the Royal Bafokeng are also within 25 miles (40 km).

£45
The Kingdom Resort

The Kingdom Resort

N4 off the R556, Pilanesberg National Park
4.1
of 5, from 241 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Pilanesberg National Park, this spa hotel is 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from Lost City and 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from Mogwase Shopping Center. Pilanesberg National Park and Royal Bafokeng Stadium are also within 25 miles (40 km).

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