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North West Province

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North West Province
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Quick Facts
Capital Mafikeng
Government South African Providence
Currency South African Rand (ZAR)
Area 104,882 km2
Population 3,597,600(2013 est)
Language Official: Tswana, Afrikaans, Sotho, Xhosa, Tsonga
Religion n/a
Electricity 220-240V/50HZ (South Africa plug)
Time Zone UTC +2

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.



Other destinations[edit]

  • 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

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Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Greyhound and Translux offer bus connections from other provinces.

Get around[edit]

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  • 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 [email protected] [2]

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Stay safe[edit]

Get out[edit]

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