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Once you’ve booked your hotel or Bojanala accommodation explore our destination pages below for info on attractions and what to do in the Bojanala Region.

Regarded as the prettiest region of the North West Province, Bojanala borders on Gauteng.

The Region includes within its boundaries Hartbeespoort Dam, the beautiful Magaliesberg Mountain range, and the Pilanesberg National Park, amongst other attractions, that explains its increasingly popularity with Jo’burgers, who escape here periodically for weekends. A large portion of Bojanala is given over to bushveld and appears at once empty and flat, which accounts for the attraction of the Magaliesberg.

Time spent here, if one can circumvent the resorts and time-shares that have mushroomed within easy access of Pretoria and Johannesburg, at nature reserves like the Kgaswane Mountain Reserve, and other private reserves and game farms, is an immediate restoration of the senses for stressed city dwellers, and visitors are seldom disappointed.

The Pilanesberg National Park is a huge draw card for Gauteng visitors who hunger after a ‘Big 5’ experience, without having to travel far. But the actual motive for visiting the beautiful reserve is that it lies in an ancient volcanic crater.

The Bojanala region also boasts the Sun City Lost City complex – well worth a visit if you have not gone before, and the Cradle of Humankind, a world heritage site that stretches from Hartbeespoort Dam right up to Rustenburg. Here ancient artefacts dating from the Stone Age have placed this part of the continent under the spotlight. The Tswaing meteor crater and salt pan, also one of the highlights of the Bojanala region, is one of the most remarkable geological places in the world to visit, just 40km north of Pretoria.

Other sights and places to visit include the Vaalkop Dam Reserve, the De Wildt Cheetah Centre, the Elephant Sanctuary – at the foot of the Magaliesberg offering a safe haven to six African Elephants – and the Crocodile Ramble.

BOJANALA REGION
Destinations / Town & Suburbs of the Bojanala Region

Boshoek
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Boshoek
Not far from the town of Rustenburg, close to Phokeng in the Bafokeng area of North West, lies Boshoek – a quaint little mountain village that nestles right in the centre of the Pilanesberg Mountain range.

Brits
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Brits
Brits is a modern, developing town surrounded by fragrant citrus groves. Brits also plays an important role in the South African mining industry: 94% of South Africa’s platinum comes from the Rustenburg and Brits districts.

Derby
Where to Stay: Bojanala Region Accommodation
Derby is located about 15 km east of Koster. The town was named after Lord Derby, British secretary of State, and had its origins as a settlement for destitute people.

Hartbeespoort Dam
Where to Stay: Hartbeespoort Dam Accommodation
The beauty of Hartbeespoort Dam is what draws people here – the dam literally cradled in the lap of the mountains – and many regard this as a retreat from the concrete jungle of city living.

Koster
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Koster
Koster was named after Bastiaan Hendricus Koster, a native of Rotterdam who in 1860 settled on the farm Kleinfontein on which the town was later established.

Kroondal
Where to Stay: Bojanala Region Accommodation
The small town of Kroondal is known for its deep sense of history and heritage, as well as for its excellent mining opportunities. It is nestled within the North West Province of South Africa.

Maanhaarrand
Where to Stay: Bojanala District
Maanhaarrand is a visual extravaganza for those who love the natural splendour of this country, as well as its fauna and flora.

Magaliesberg
Where to Stay: Magaliesberg Accommodation
Stretching for over 120 kilometres and separating the highveld grasslands to the south from the bushveld savannah in the north, is the Magaliesberg, a stretch of mountains 100 times older than Everest, that extend from Rustenburg.

Marikana
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Marikana
The tranquil Sterkstroom River flows through Buffelspoort nestled amongst the northern foothills of the Magalies Mountains. Lovely Cape Dutch architecture – Only sixty minutes from Pretoria or Johannesburg.

Mogwase
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Mogwase
Mogwase is a fast developing town because of the rapid growth of the platinum industry in the North West, but aside from this, and the already mentioned fact that it lies close to two of the major tourist attractions.

Moedwil
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Swartruggens
Virtually in the middle of nowhere, just outside Rustenburg on the Platinum Highway, is the post office of Moedwil and a handful of buildings.

Mooinooi
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Marikana
Hugging the Magaliesberg on its densest perimeters, the town of Mooinooi lies just west of Modderspruit, roughly halfway between Hartbeespoort Dam and Rustenburg. Essentially a mining town it rests in a valley.

Olifantsnek
Where to Stay: Rustenburg
Visitors to Olifantsnek are urged to explore the surrounding mountains on foot, discovering the fauna and flora that graces its many trails.

Pelindaba
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Hartbeespoort Dam
Pelindaba is a tiny town in the Hartbeespoort Dam region of the North West Province, South Africa. In terms of its being a residential settlement, Pelindaba is not significant.

Phokeng
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Phokeng
Phokeng has served as the capital of Royal Bafokeng kings since the 1600s. The name is derived from the Sesotho ‘Phoka’ or ‘dew’ and means “place of dew”, which apparently had something to do with their spending the winter.

Rustenburg
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Rustenburg
Rustenburg is situated some 112 km north-west of Johannesburg, at the foot of the Magaliesberg. It is the third oldest town of the old Transvaal Province and has numerous places of interest.

Swartruggens
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Swartruggens
Swartruggens is a village established on the farms Brakfontein and Scheepersrus in 1875. The name refers to the series of black ridges (hills) that surround the town.