As the capital city of the North West Province of South Africa, Mafikeng is not only politically significant, but is a treasure trove of South African history, as well as having abundant wildlife, rich culture and scenic terrain. The town was originally named Mahikeng (place among rocks) by Barolong chiefs in 1852 – a reference to the volcanic rocks which provided shelter for the earliest ...
If you’re looking for plenty of sunshine during your visit to South Africa, the North Western Province is probably your best bet. Situated on the southern corner of the Kalahari Desert, the North West Province’s climate enjoys plenty of sunshine. In fact, the days here can get so hot that you should expect to wear sunscreen and a hat on a daily basis during the summer months. However the ...