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CENTRAL REGION

The central region of the North West Province is dominated by bushveld and savannah plains, the fertile grasslands subject to fields of maize, sunflowers and ground nuts, as well as cattle and game farming. The region, although apparently flat and dry, is able to sustain farming as it does because of the large volumes of quality water stored in groundwater springs. The central region borders on Botswana, dominated by the capital of the province, Mafikeng, and the Groot Marico Bushveld area, an area romanticised in the stories by the author Herman Charles Bosman.

Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Game Reserve is about 70 000 hectares of bush land, about 3 hours' drive from Johannesburg. It is one of South Africa's largest and most popular game reserves and serves as home for cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, lion, elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, zebra, giraffe

Groot Marico, Swartruggens

The rustic town of Groot Marico is a typical North West town, brimming with historical charm and atmosphere. Here you can visit the Marico Dam Nature Reserve with Bushmen rock paintings and have Groot Marico - Herman Charles Bosman weekends, made famous through his books with colourful characters

Botsalano Game Reserve

Botsalano Game Reserve lies just north of Mafikeng close to the Botswana border. It is also the site of one of the oldest volcanic craters in the world. Catching a glimpse of the white rhino is without doubt a highlight of the reserve, but the access to mountain biking and hiking trails which allows you to wander

Lichtenburg

Lying between the towns of Mafikeng and Coligny on the R503, Lichtenburg is predominantly a farming town about 200 kilometres west of the major metropolis of Johannesburg. The pretty little town of Lichtenburg

Mafikeng

The original name of the city, Mafikeng, literally means "the place among rocks". The name refers to the volcanic rocks that provided temporary shelter to Stone Age humans in their hunt on animals drinking water in the Molopo River. This bustling city is the capital of the province

Mmabatho

Mmabatho, once the capital city of the North West province, lies just south of the Botswana border - relegated to something of a suburb of the now capital city of Mafikeng. But this in no way detracts from the buzz

Zeerust

Mixed farming and mining of minerals (lead and chrome) are the backbone of the economy in the bushveld town of Zeerust. Attractions include the Kleinfontein Memorial, Kaditshwene Village Ruins, the Zeerust Museum, Marula Kop.


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