Rustenburg Information


General
Rustenburg is small city in the North West province of South Africa. The economy is mainly driven by the Platinum Mines which is the largest producer of platinum in the world. Besides the mines, Rustenburg is well known for its tourist attractions and wildlife. 40 kilometer from Rustenburg you will find the Pilanesberg National park where the big five can be seen. Kgaswane Nature reserve, which borders on Rustenburg, has barbeque and picnic facilities. http://pilanesberggamereserve.com Countless game farms can be visited and hunting trips are available.

Things to do/Places to see

Golf
40 km from Rustenburg is the famous Gary Player Course at Sun City where the MILLION DOLLAR NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE is played annually. At the same facilities is another championship course, the Lost City Course. Rustenburg has a beautiful 18 hole course of its own which is rated under the top 50 courses in South Africa. Within an hour’s drive you could play any of 30 quality golf courses.

Other sport facilities
Many facilities such as swimming, hockey, tennis, bowls, ten pin bowling, cricket and indoor cricket est. are available.


Hunting/Fishing
When you visit us in your winter it is hunting season. Plenty Game Farms within 30 minutes from Rustenburg are geared to assist you in any hunting inquiries you may have.
The Vaal kop dam is situated 54 km north of Rustenburg, in typical broken bush veld country. It is renowned as both an anglers and bird watching destination.


Hot Air Ballooning
Enjoy a wrap-around panorama and the magic of lazily drifting with the wind.


Rock Climbing
The cliffs are big, wild, often remote - and still being discovered. North West Province, offer some of the best, and most diverse rock climbing in the world.


Canopy Tours
The tour consists of about a kilometer long “foefie” slide divided up into separate slides of varying lengths. Slides are joined together by platforms built high on the cliff faces of the Magaliesberg mountain range. Slides of up to 140m long provide unforgettable rides and spectacular views. Safety is paramount, and the system has been built to the highest civil engineering standards. Guides are fully-trained professionals.


Water Adventures
The North West Province is home to some of South Africa's largest and most renowned bodies of water, such as the Hartbeespoort Dam, Bloemhof Dam and Barberspan. Visitors to any of these locations can look forward to myriad water-centered sports and activities, including windsurfing, sailing, skiing, canoeing, fishing, diving, and snorkeling. For a less challenging experience, enjoy a leisurely cruise, a peaceful picnic alongside the water or simply be treated to a spectacular aquatic sunset.


Gaming/Gambling
Sun City, 40 km from Rustenburg has a modern casino. Sports betting are also legal.


Boer War
Rustenburg was a hot spot during the Boer War and many battles were fought in the surrounding areas. Battle grounds together with British and Commonwealth graves can be visited.