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The '''North-West Province''' is one of the less known provinces in [[South Africa]].
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The '''North-West Province''', [http://www.tourismnorthwest.co.za/], provides a link between South Africa and Botswana. The province is the largest platinum production area in the world, and its Stelland area is the "Texas of South Africa" with some of the biggest cattle herds in the world.  
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==Regions==
 
==Regions==
*[[Magaliesberg]] mountain range - separating the west of the province from bustling [[Gauteng]]
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[[Image:Map-South_Africa-North_West01.png|thumb|200px|North West]]
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* [[Southern (North West Province)]] including the Magaliesberg mountain range - separating the province from bustling [[Gauteng]]
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* [[Bojanala]] in the north east of the province
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* [[Central (North West Province)]]
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* [[Bophirima]] in the west
  
 
==Cities==
 
==Cities==
 
*[[Bloemhof]]
 
*[[Bloemhof]]
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*[[Hartbeespoort]]
 
*[[Klerksdorp]]
 
*[[Klerksdorp]]
*[[Mafikeng]]
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*[[Mafikeng]] Provincial Capital
 
*[[Potchefstroom]]
 
*[[Potchefstroom]]
 
*[[Rustenburg]]
 
*[[Rustenburg]]
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==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
 
*[[Sun City (South Africa)|Sun City]] - South Africa's Las Vegas, with casino, golf course and adventure area.
 
*[[Sun City (South Africa)|Sun City]] - South Africa's Las Vegas, with casino, golf course and adventure area.
*[[Pilanesberg National Park]] - small park, easy to reach from [[Johannesburg]]. Has the ''Big Five''
 
*[[Madike Game Reserve]] - in the north of the province
 
 
*[[Groot Marico]] - typical small farm village, famous for literature and ''Mampoer''
 
*[[Groot Marico]] - typical small farm village, famous for literature and ''Mampoer''
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===National parks===
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*[[Pilanesberg National Park]] - small park, easy to reach from [[Johannesburg]]. Has the ''Big Five''
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*[[Marakele Game Reserve]]  - approx 8 kilometres north of Thabazimbie
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===Other nature reserves===
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*[[Madikwe Game Reserve]] - in the north of the province
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
 
===By car===
 
===By car===
The '''N12''' highway runs from [[Kimberley (South Africa)|Kimberley]] trough the eastern part of the province ([[Klerksdorp]], [[Potchefstroom]]) to [[Johannesburg]]. The '''N14''' from [[Upington]] joins the N12 in Wolmaranstaad. The '''N4''' runs through the north of the province. It comes from [[Gaborone]] in [[Botswana]], goes through [[Zeerust]] and [[Rustenberg]] and from there to the north of [[Pretoria]].
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The '''N12''' highway runs from [[Kimberley (South Africa)|Kimberley]] trough the eastern part of the province ([[Klerksdorp]], [[Potchefstroom]]) to [[Johannesburg]]. The '''N14''' from [[Upington]] joins the N12 in Wolmaranstaad. The '''N4''' runs through the north of the province. It comes from [[Gaborone]] in [[Botswana]], goes through [[Zeerust]] and [[Rustenburg]] and from there to the north of [[Pretoria]].
  
 
===By plane===
 
===By plane===
The airport of Pilanesberg/Sun City is the only commercial in the province and offers flights to [[Johannesburg]]. Connections to [[Cape Town]] are planned.
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The airport of Pilanesberg/Sun City offers flights to [[Johannesburg]].
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The capital city of Mmabatho/Mafikeng has regular flights operated by South African Airways to Johannesburg.
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Rustenburg Airfield.
  
 
===By bus===
 
===By bus===
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==Do==
 
==Do==
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*[[Rock_climbing#South_Africa|Rock Climbing]]
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* '''SkyDive Rustenburg''' - based at Rustenburg Airfield.  Enjoy a scenic flight over Rustenburg and the Magaliesberg on the climb to 12 000ft, 40 seconds in freefall attached to a tandem master, and a 5 minute parachute ride back to earth. +27 (0)79 345 7058 [mailto:SkyDive.Rustenburg@gmail.com SkyDive.Rustenburg@gmail.com] [http://www.SkyDiveRustenburg.co.za]
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
==External links==
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[[Wikipedia:North_West_%28South_African_province%29]]
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[[Dmoz:Africa/South_Africa/Provinces/North-West/]]

Revision as of 10:04, 27 January 2011

The North-West Province, [1], provides a link between South Africa and Botswana. The province is the largest platinum production area in the world, and its Stelland area is the "Texas of South Africa" with some of the biggest cattle herds in the world.


Contents

Regions

North West

Cities

Other destinations

  • Sun City - South Africa's Las Vegas, with casino, golf course and adventure area.
  • Groot Marico - typical small farm village, famous for literature and Mampoer

National parks

Other nature reserves

Understand

Talk

Get in

By car

The N12 highway runs from Kimberley trough the eastern part of the province (Klerksdorp, Potchefstroom) to Johannesburg. The N14 from Upington joins the N12 in Wolmaranstaad. The N4 runs through the north of the province. It comes from Gaborone in Botswana, goes through Zeerust and Rustenburg and from there to the north of Pretoria.

By plane

The airport of Pilanesberg/Sun City offers flights to Johannesburg.

The capital city of Mmabatho/Mafikeng has regular flights operated by South African Airways to Johannesburg.

Rustenburg Airfield.

By bus

Greyhound and Translux offer bus connections from other provinces.

Get around

See

Do

  • Rock Climbing
  • SkyDive Rustenburg - based at Rustenburg Airfield. Enjoy a scenic flight over Rustenburg and the Magaliesberg on the climb to 12 000ft, 40 seconds in freefall attached to a tandem master, and a 5 minute parachute ride back to earth. +27 (0)79 345 7058 SkyDive.Rustenburg@gmail.com [2]

Eat

Drink

Stay safe

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