Region: North West Province, South Africa
The North West Province abounds with attractions, including bush and wild animals at the famous Sun City and Lost City resorts. Key attractions include:
The Historic Route of Mafikeng includes the town which was besieged during the Anglo-Boer/South African War. The Groot Marico region, mampoer (moonshine) country, is famous among South Africans for storytelling. The Hartbeespoort Dam is a popular spot for weekend outings, breakfast runs and yachting. The Pilanesberg National Park supports over 7,000 head of game, including the Big Five and 350 bird species. It is the fourth biggest national park in South Africa, and covers 65,000 hectares.
Sun City and the Palace of the Lost City are hugely popular tourist attractions offering gambling, golf, extravaganza shows, water sport and an artificial sea.