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    Klerksdorp

    Located in the North West Province of South Africa, Klerksdorp started out in 1837 as a Voortrekker settlement on the banks of the Schoonspruit River. The tranquility of this farming community was shattered by the discovery of gold in August 1886, and a town, complete with around 70 taverns and a stock exchange, soon sprang up to accommodate the thousands of gold-diggers who rushed to the ...

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    Mafikeng

    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 ...

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    Pilanesberg

    Created by a volcanic eruption millions of years ago, the Pilanesberg Mountains rise up in sheer beauty. This geological wonder is renowned for its fascinating rock types as well as its abundant wildlife. The diversity of mountain, forested ravines, bushveld, grassland and slightly wooded zones, adds to the magnificence of the panorama surrounding travelers.

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    Potchefstroom

    As home to a university, college of education, agricultural research center, technical college and several schools, Potchefstroom in the North West province of South Africa is often referred to as the ‘City of Expertise’. However, Potchefstroom also has a well established tourism industry with much to offer in the way of attractions and leisure time activities, and being located a mere 120 ...

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    Groot Marico

    Located in the North West Province of South Africa, the rustic town of Groot Marico (Big Marico) is set in beautiful African bushveld and is steeped in history. This is the land where early pioneers set down roots following their long and grueling journey from the coast. Here is where many an Anglo-Boer altercation took place. This is the rugged bushveld in which renowned South African ...

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    Rustenburg

    Located at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountain range in South Africa’s North West Province, the city of Rustenburg, with its picturesque Jacaranda-lined streets lies in the heart of the Bojanala Region. Rustenburg incorporates the natural attractions of the Magaliesberg Mountains and bushveld vegetation supporting a wide range of game and birdlife, as well as a host of fascinating ...

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    Brits

    Located north of Pretoria, en route to Rustenburg, Brits falls within the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality of the North West Province of South Africa. Brits was founded in 1924 on a farm and was named after the owner, Gert Brits. From small beginnings the town has grown tremendously, mainly due to the mining of the rich platinum, vanadium and granite reserves in the area. Brits is ...

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    Hartebeespoort

    Nestled between the Hartebeespoort Dam and the scenic Magaliesberg Mountains, lies the charming little town of Hartebeespoort. Located in the North West Province of South Africa, Hartebeespoort is within a pleasant hour’s drive of both Johannesburg and Pretoria, and with its many activities and attractions, it is a very popular day-trip for city dwellers.

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    Vryburg

    Set amidst African savannah grasslands, Vryburg is located in the North West Province of South Africa along the route joining Gauteng to neighboring Namibia. With its terrain being particularly suited to cattle farming, Vryburg is often referred to as the "Texas of South Africa". However, it is the amazing diversity and large numbers of animals and birds that attract many visitors to the ...

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