The North West province is a treasure trove of natural wonder, cultural vibrancy, rich history and hidden gems. It offers plenty to explore and enjoy for  adventurers and leisure seekers alike.

If the province is on your list of plans this holiday season, here are five interesting attractions and activities to explore:

Motseng Cultural Village

Motseng Cultural Village is a gem of cultural treasure and is nestled within the vibrant Sun City Resort. It was opened to the public in 2004 and is a pulsating showcase of the rich customs, traditional wisdom and diverse history which forms the backbone of South Africa’s indigenous cultural groups.

An experience at the cultural village is an immersive encounter with the soul of South Africa. You can enjoy the rhythm of drumbeats, fluidity of dancers and the lyrical flourish of praise poets which all transport you to the essence of African heritage.

Aerial Cableway Haartbeespoort

Harties Cableway

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The Haartbeespoort Ariel Cableway offers a scenic portal to the Haartbeespoort Dam and the enchanting Magaliesberg Mountain Range.

It is where the beauty of nature and technological advancement work together in beautiful unison to bring you an unforgettable experience.

The mountaintop comes with the opportunity to learn more about the World Heritage Site. Moreover, there are a number of mountaintop eateries that offer scrumptious meals with a view.

Pilanesberg National Park

Embracing nearly 7000 animals, the Pilanesberg National Park is etched into the earth by an extinct volcano. As such, the geographical marvel showcases the beauty and wonder  of nature, while also offering an accessible slice of wilderness.

You can indulge in self-drives or guided game drives. Additionally, there are ample opportunities for birdwatching and convenient spots for a leisurely picnic.

Klerksdorp Museum

The historic Klerksdorp Museum is housed in a number of buildings. The main museum is a charming sandstone building which was completed in 1891. It is a former prison and features archeology, cultural history and animal drawn vehicles.

There are also rotating temporary exhibitions housed throughout the museum which you can view. Some of the museum’s exhibits also depict early town life and social history. Additionally, there are a number of fascinating tours of this historic gem which are available by appointment.

Hot Air Ballooning in the Magaliesberg

Magaliesberg Hot Air Balloon

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A hot air balloon experience in Magaliesberg offers you the chance to view the spectacular South African sunrise while drifting peacefully across the skies.

For your enjoyment is the serene beauty that comes with floating gently over Magaliesberg. As you sip on champagne, you can marvel at the panoramic view of the beautiful African landscape below.


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Article was originally written and published by Nomvelo Masango for Getaway Magazine.