The North West of South Africa comprises farms and bushveld that include playgrounds for adventure lovers, wonderful game reserves and Rustenburg among the interesting towns and cities in the province. Rustenburg retains a 'small town' ambience, despite having developed from a farming community into a commercial centre with two of the world's biggest platinum mines just beyond the city limits.
Many of the streets are lined with jacaranda trees, the people are hospitable and Rustenburg accommodation features some good value-for-money options among which the StayEasy Rustenburg stands-out for its modern, contemporary style. The hotel, which complies with environmentally-conscious building principles, appeals not only to holidaymakers but also to business travellers, with the bedrooms including workstations and the two executive meeting rooms well equipped. Nearby the Waterfall Mall presents a number of shopping and dining options, and Rustenburg hotels are within easy travelling distance from the Pilanesberg National Park.
The Pilanesberg Game Reserve is located within the crater of an extinct volcano, the last eruption estimated to have occurred some 1300 million years ago. Many Stone Age and Iron Age relics have been found in the area that includes part of what's been described as the 'Cradle of Humankind' and the Reserve is home to all of the Big Five - great for game-viewing safaris. Or, for those who enjoy abseiling, angling, ballooning, hiking, hang-gliding or parasailing, say, there's plenty of fun and excitement to be had around Rustenburg.