1 Kgaswane Mountain Reserve

High above Rustenburg, in the Magaliesberg mountains, varied trails allow you to hike through savannah, rolling hills, rocky kloofs and past sparkling streams.

2 Sun City

Las Vegas meets the bushveld at this unique fantasyland of hotels, slot machines, stage shows, elephant safaris, lush golf courses and a fun-filled water park.

3 Pilanesberg Park

The most accessible Big Five park from Johannesburg and Pretoria, with beautiful landscapes in a former volcano crater, and terrific game viewing.

4 Groot Marico

One of the most characterful of South Africa’s tiny dorps, or small farming towns, famed for its literary connections and the potency of the local fruit spirit, mampoer.

5 Madikwe Game Reserve

An often-overlooked Big Five reserve in the corner of the province; prepare to be pampered in some of South Africa’s classiest wildlife lodges.

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