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How to get hereFrom Johannesburg/Pretoria take the N1 north towards Polokwane. Take the N4 Rustenburg split. A signboard indicates Pilanesberg to the left on route 91.
Best time to visitSummers can get hot, but visitors to Pilanesberg will enjoy the park all year round.
Where to stayPilanesberg offers a variety of affordable accommodation, like the self-catering Manyane, Bakgatla and Metswedi camps. The Tshukudu, KwaMaritane and Bakubung game lodges are also situated in the reserve.
Around the areaSun City, with its entertainment centre, golf course, water world and casino, is right next door.
Tours to doActivities include game drives, either self-driven or guided, game walks and birding. Pilanesberg also operates balloon safaris.
Did You Know?There is an initiative underway to join Pilanesberg with Madikwe, creating a new superpark.
North West Province
|Overview of the province|
|The Bojanala Region|
|Finfoot Lake Reserve|
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|About the Bojanala Region|
About the Bojanala Region
Bojanala-Rustenburg region is covered in natural bushveld vegetation. With the added attraction of the Magaliesberg, this region has much to offer to the eco-tourist. It is a natural game area with a number of fine game parks.
The area also symbolises the resettlement and separate development policies of the old the apartheid years. The Odi-Moretele-Soshanguve area consisting principally of towns like GaRankuwa, Hebron, Mabopane, Soshanguwe, Winterveldt, Nuwe Eersterus and Kudube/Babelegi is a case in point.
When the former homeland of Bophuthatswana became independent, most of the area was handed over to its government. Eighty percent of Bophuthatswana's population was living in the area. According to recent studies the past policies that guided the development of the Odi-Moretele-Soshanguve region, were not economically motivated, but were designed for the creation and accommodation of a labour pool, available to the larger Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging area, through mass transportation systems. These studies revealed that the policies were not appropriate to developing self-sufficiency or interdependent communities increasing local investment, local employment creation and entrepreneurial activity.
This led to unnatural and artificial distribution of urban areas and transportation systems. There were large, featureless, dependent dormitory settlements without defined urban centres, remote from primary employment and economically active centres. Private sector and informal activities were inhibited. This led to the lack of local markets, commercial outlets and investment opportunities.
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