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The North West province of South Africa is one of the key tourism destinations in the country as it is home to many world-class landmarks and sites. From its unspoilt bushveld to luxurious resorts, North West is a true reflection of the beautiful contrasts in South Africa and further promises visitors a totally unique experience during their African sojourn. The most famous tourist attraction in these parts is undoubtedly the iconic Sun City along with its focal point, the Lost City.
With everything written about it being an understatement plus a bonanza of exciting activities to embark upon, Sun City is an experience that cannot be missed. Other incredible destinations in North West include the famous Hartebeespoort Dam and of course the stunning Pilanesberg National Park, which is the 4th largest park in South Africa and guarantees visitors a game viewing experience like no other. During your visit to North West, the city of Klerksdorp is the ideal home away from home. The discovery of gold in the 1880s made the area a booming hub of energy and activity and today not much has changed; its is an important mining and agricultural sector purported to be the second largest grain cooperative in the world.
Klerksdorp – also known as Matlosana ‘city of the people’ – began as a Voortrekker settlement, with its first monument being the Old Flag Room, which was opened by former president Paul Kruger in 1897. Despite its reliance on mining and agriculture, Klerksdorp is a picturesque city known for its beautiful nature reserves and warm hospitality. Top attractions nearby include the Barberspan Bird Sanctuary, the Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve, and the Orkney Golf Course.