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  • The Bridge of Time in Sun City - always a popular trip inclusion on South African tours.

The North West Province of South Africa shares a border with Botswana, as well as four domestic borders with the Free State, Northern Cape, the Limpopo and Gauteng. The province was created in 1994 with the merger of Bophuthatswana – a former Bantustans (a black homeland), and the western part of Transvaal, one of the four former South African provinces.

The capital is Mafikeng which is popular with tourists on South Africa tours because of the Mafikeng Game Reserve, 4,600 ha of open Kalahari grassland and acacia thorn scrub. The province prides itself on offering an authentic African bush experience and Mafikeng Game Reserve is an excellent example of this on South Africa safaris.

Pilanesberg National Park is another famous area of the North West province. It is the fourth largest park in Southern Africa and is found in the crater of an extinct volcano. A preferred site of human settlement for thousands of years, after being proclaimed a reserve in 1979, it was, at the time, the largest and most expensive game stocking and land rehabilitation project ever initiated in an African game reserve. Today, while many other developing African countries are facing declining wildlife resources, Pilanesberg is witnessing the opposite and has received international praise.

Sun City, located between the Elands River and Pilanesberg National Park, has been described as South Africa’s answer to Las Vegas. Sun City has attracted not only tourists on South African vacations but big-name musical acts and remains ever popular with international and South African tourists alike.



South Africa Travel Information

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Learn about the history and culture of South Africa, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about South Africa's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering South Africa for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our South Africa tours today!


Extend Your Stay

After your South Africa vacation, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from South Africa or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours.


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North West Province, South Africa

  • Signature Madikwe & Kruger Safari: Madikwe, Johannesburg & The Sabi Sands

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Explore two of the best game reserves in South Africa, as well as Johannesburg. Start in Madikwe Hills Game Reserve, where you’ll head on game drives along the northern border. Next, explore the history of apartheid and liberation in Johannesburg. End your journey in The Sabi Sands Game Reserve for more game drives in a beautiful environment.
    9 Days
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    US$ 9,164
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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