Northwest: what to do

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The North West Province is a treasure trove of natural wonders, cultural vibrancy, rich history and hidden gems. It offers many things to explore and enjoy for adventurers and leisure enthusiasts alike.

If the province is on your holiday planning list, here are five interesting attractions and activities to explore:

Motseng Cultural Village


Motseng Cultural Village is a gem of a cultural treasure nestled within the vibrant Sun City Resort. It was opened to the public in 2004 and is a thrilling showcase of the rich customs, traditional wisdom and diverse history that form the backbone of South Africa’s indigenous cultural groups.

An experience at the cultural village is an immersive encounter with the soul of South Africa. You will be able to appreciate the rhythm of the drumbeats, the fluidity of the dancers and the lyrical blossoming of the praises of the poets who transport you all to the essence of African heritage.

Haartbeespoort Cable Car

Harties Cable Car

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The Haartbeespoort Ariel Cable Car offers a panoramic portal to the Haartbeespoort Dam and the charming Magaliesberg mountain range.

This is where the beauty of nature and technological advancements come together in unison to give you an unforgettable experience.

The top of the mountain offers the opportunity to learn more about the World Heritage site. Additionally, there are a number of mountaintop restaurants that offer delicious meals with a view.

Pilanesberg National Park

Home to nearly 7,000 animals, Pilanesberg National Park is carved into the earth by an extinct volcano. As such, this geographical marvel showcases the beauty and wonder of nature, while also providing an accessible slice of wilderness.

You can indulge in self-drive tours or guided safaris. Plus, there are plenty of bird watching opportunities and convenient spots for a quiet picnic.

Klerksdorp Museum

The Klerksdorp Historical Museum is housed in several buildings. The main museum is a charming sandstone building that was completed in 1891. It is a former prison that features pieces of archaeology, cultural history, and animal-drawn vehicles.

There are also rotating temporary exhibitions located throughout the museum that you can visit. Some museum exhibits also describe city life and social history. Additionally, a number of fascinating tours of this historic gem are available by appointment.

Hot air ballooning at Magaliesberg

Magaliesberg hot air balloon

Source: Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris

A hot air balloon experience in Magaliesberg offers you the opportunity to watch the spectacular South African sunrise while drifting peacefully through the sky.

For your enjoyment, enjoy the serene beauty of gently floating above the Magaliesberg. As you sip champagne, you can admire the panoramic view of the magnificent African landscape below.

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