The North West Province is best known for the magnificent Pilanesberg and Madikwe game reserves, and the glitz and glamour of Sun City.

The sprawling Sun City resort offers four hotels, set amongst lush tropical gardens, sparkling swimming pools, two golf courses and the fun-filled Valley of the Waves. Escape to a lost civilization as you enter this fantasy filled resort with options for families and honeymooners alike.

The adjacent Pilanesberg Game Reserve is malaria free and it set in the sunken crater of an extinct volcano. Its large central lake and varying landscapes make for diverse wildlife and game viewing and a number of accommodation options are on offer from family friendly to romantic and exclusive.

On the border with Botswana, Madikwe Game Reserve is a true conservation success story and is particularly well known for its wild dog rehabilitation programme. Again, a variety of accommodation options are on offer in this spectacular Big Five reserve.

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