Adventures in North West

The magnificent rock formations and indigenous vegetation of the Magaliesberg Mountains in the North West provide hikers, mountain bikers and other outdoor adventure seekers ample opportunities to pursue a day in the wild. This mountain range extends from Pretoria to Rustenberg and form a natural barrier between the lower lying bushveld and the cooler highveld.

Set in a valley is the Hartbeespoort Dam, a haven for water enthusiasts. Enjoy sailing, waterskiing, canoeing or test your…

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Adventures in North West
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The magnificent rock formations and indigenous vegetation of the Magaliesberg Mountains in the North West provide hikers, mountain bikers and other outdoor adventure seekers ample opportunities to pursue a day in the wild. This mountain range extends from Pretoria to Rustenberg and form a natural barrier between the lower lying bushveld and the cooler highveld.

Set in a valley is the Hartbeespoort Dam, a haven for water enthusiasts. Enjoy sailing, waterskiing, canoeing or test your fly fishing skills in the dam.

The deep kloofs and ravines provide excellent rock climbing opportunities and after a long day of adventures, cool off in a mountain pool or under a leafy overhead canopy.

There is an adventure for every taste in the Magaliesberg!

A short drive north of Rustenberg, you enter the glitz and glamour capital of the North West, Sun City. This extravagant entertainment complex is perfect for those who enjoy getting their Boots Dirty, but prefers a great deal of pampering afterwards! Pick your adventure and it will be in Sun City – Try out paint balling, quad biking, clay target shooting, archery or how about an interactive drumming session?

Do you long for the sea? Not a problem! The Valley of the Waves provides thrills to those who want to play in the crashing surf. Sun City truly caters for all tastes.

Sun City is also the home of the longest zip line in South Africa. Strap into your harness, climb onto the platform, take a leap of faith over the edge and experience the joy of acceleration while you soar through the air.  For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, try a hot air ballooning adventure. Enjoy the scenic beauty below as you glide effortlessly over the morning sun.

Sun City is located near the ancient volcanic mountain, Pilanesberg, This mountain rises from the surrounding plains and is part of the protected Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Wildlife, including the Africa’s Big Five and over 300 species of bird abounds in the plains, so you’ll just need to choose if you want to view them from horse back, a self drive safari, a hot air balloon or on a guided wilderness hiking trail.

The North West province extends to Botswana in the north. To the south, the southern border is the Vaal River. This river, the largest tributary of the Orange, is another water sport enthusiast’s paradise. For a province situated so far from the sea, you get to pick from a surprising amount of excellent water activities!

North West Adventures

Bike Tours

Some cyclists enjoy family outings and a gentle days ride while others race up steep hills and down rocky trails. Whatever your reason for getting on a bike, there is an adventure waiting for you on a Bike Tour in North West. So plan a healthy day out of the city and join our operators on an adventure...

Canopy Tours

The technology of a Canopy Tour is simple. A series of strong steel cables connect a number of wooden platforms that are suspended in trees or on cliff sides.  To complete the tour, first don a climbing harness. Your professional guide then attaches you securely to the cable and when you are ready...

Horse Riding

Saddle up and enjoy the freedom of horse riding in nature. Malaria free North West is the perfect place to explore on a guided horse riding adventure. This province is home to an abundance of flora and fauna and this splendid natural environment is best enjoyed on horse-back. Guided outrides cater for...

Hot-Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning is about experiencing the oldest form of aviation. Just before dawn, the skilled pilot lights the gas and you watch the colourful Hot Air Balloon slowly fill out and rise towards the sky in the morning air. As you leave for Destination: Unknown, you know that you are in for an adventure...

Hovercraft

When it comes to adrenaline activities North West is king, and the North West province is up there with the best of them! Hover crafting is one of many of a diverse range of adventure and adrenaline leisure pursuits offered at Sun City’s plush resort and entertainment complex in the North West....

Maze

The Maze of the Lost City is a leisure activity at the prestigious Sun City resort in North West. You can think of a maze as a symbolic pilgrimage; A walk towards enlightenment. When you enter the quiet of the trail of the maze you enter into a contemplative state and as you loose connection with the...

Quad Biking

With its wide open spaces, North West is the perfect place for the popular sport of Quad Biking and what better place to enjoy this adrenaline filled adventure than the North West! Even if you have not tried it before, riding a Quad Bike (or All Terrain Vehicle (ATV)) is easy. These tough four-wheelers...

Scuba Diving

Our operators in North West offer Scuba Diving courses and adventures amongst the freshwater fish in the dams of the Magaliesberg Mountains. If you are new to diving, experienced PADI instructors will give you the necessary skills and confidence to explore the world under water. Once you are a qualified...

Zip Line

A Zip Line Adventure is a fast, fun and safe experience for anyone with a sense of adventure. Experienced guides give you step-by-step instructions and strap you into a harness before you climb onto a platform. Here you are clipped into a strainless steel zip line. Next, you hold your breath as you...