North West Adventures, a list of Things to do.
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!