USEFUL LINKS

TOURISM RAMBLES

The Crocodile Ramble

Here you will find a variety of interesting products and services, from guest houses, game lodges, restaurants, arts and crafts, to conference centres and nurseries. You can also opt for picnic and camping areas, nature reserves, bird walks, 4x4 trails, hiking and horse trails or a heritage tour. Come and unwind with us.

N12 Treasure Route
A directory to the Cities and Towns of the N12 Treasure Route North West Province. It stretches from Carletonville through Potchefstroom to the KOSH or Matlosana Municipal area (Klerksdorp, Orkney, Stilfontein, Hartbeesfontein) and past Wolmaransstad to Bloemhof where it enters the Northern Cape Province,


EVENTS

Aardklop Festival

The annual Aardklop Festival is held in Potchefstroom. The festival offers theatre, dance, poetry, art, music and film, with an emphasis on Afrikaans, throughout the town, for five days at the end of September.

Cultural Calabash

The annual North West Cultural Calabash was established 10 years ago and centred in Taung, home of the famous Taung skull. From a one-day event, it has grown to a year-round happening that has a build-up of mini festivals in five regions with a grassroots competitive component, culminating in a weeklong cultural fair with the clout to attract such talent as gospel queen Rebecca Malope, guitar prodigy Selaelo Selota and the Ghanaian outfit Odehe.

Kora Awards

Kora, established in 1994 by Ernest Adjovi, is the first pan-African music awards that is internationally recognized. Kora is the only non-sporting event broadcast live in Africa, Europe and Asia. The objectives of Kora are firstly, to promote African Artists and their works internationally, secondly to unite Africa and its Diaspora through music and the arts, and finally, to produce a world-class television show that portrays a positive image of Africa.

Nedbank Sun City Golf Challenge

The Gary Player Country Club course is difficult and demanding. Since 1979 it has been the venue for the Nedbank Million Dollar Golf Challenge. The full 6 938 metre course is undoubtedly the toughest on the sub-continent. Like most Southern African golfing links, the course uses kikuyu grass on the tees, fairways and semi-roughs.


OF HISTORICAL INTEREST

Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind is a listed World Heritage Site in the provinces of Gauteng and the North West in South Africa. Explore the amazing finds that have led leading palaeo-anthropologists and archaeologists to suggest that humankind first appeared in this corner of Africa. Visit the web site at:
www.cradleofhumankind.co.za

Historical Town of Mahikeng

For more detailed info on the historical and topical town of Mahikeng, visit this exciting site at www.mafikeng.gov.za for informative pages on tourism, cultural and historical attractions, accommodation, Anglo Boer War Commemorations Events and Specialist Tour Operators. Tel: +27 (0)18 387-4007


SERVICES

Contour Project Managers CC
CONTOUR offers quality consultation and project management services in the fields of tourism and wildlife. We specialise in new game reserve and lodge developments and the revitalisation of existing eco-tourism products. As a result of our involvement with a wide range of projects, we have compiled a portfolio of investment opportunities within the eco-tourism industry. For more information on our services, visit our web site at www.contourprojects.co.za

North West Parks & Tourism Board Honorary Officer Association
Our primary aim and objective is to support North West Parks and Tourism Board in its conservation efforts by providing Honorary Officers to operate under their jurisdiction in their Parks and Game Reserves.
Web site: http://www.ho.org.za/

Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust
Established to provide a medium through which contributions can be made to further conservation and social upliftment.
Visit our web site: www.pwt.org.za

OTHER PROVINCES

Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape is situated along the south-eastern coast of South Africa. With approximately 820 km of coastline, the beaches of the Eastern Cape stretch from the Tsitsikamma National Park on the south coast, across St Francis Bay, Jeffreys Bay and Algoa Bay, up to the pristine Wild Coast and south-eastern coast to Port Edward. Added to the diverse coastal experiences are a number of national parks and private game reserves.
website: www.ectourism.co.za

Free State

The Free State in the heart of South Africa is rich in history with diverse cultures and a variety of activities.
website: www.dteea.fs.gov.za

Gauteng

Gauteng Province is a dynamic, sophisticated, cosmopolitan hub containing three large cities and numerous smaller towns. It is the economic and social powerhouse of South Africa.
website: www.gauteng.net

KwaZulu-Natal

See and experience true Zulu culture, interact with Indian people and get a taste of traditional English culture still practiced by residents whose descendants came to the territory in the nineteenth century. Tourist attractions range from the steamy beaches in the busy metropolis of Durban to mountain resorts in the majestic Drakensberg Mountain Range.
website: www.kzn.org.za/kzn

Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga - "the place where the sun rises". The province is situated in the north eastern part of the country and borders both Mozambique and Swaziland. It is an area of immense natural beauty and diversity - a land of mountain splendour, wide horizons, forests and plains, rock formations, caves and waterfalls.

Northern Cape

Experience the beauty and tranquility of numerous nature reserves, the adventure and excitement of 4x4 routes, hiking trails, or river rafting expeditions, the waterfalls, the world renowned flowers of Namaqualand or the richness of a diverse cultural heritage, the Northern Cape has something unique to offer.
website: www.northerncape.org.za

Limpopo Province

The Limpopo (Northern) Province portrays untamed Africa - ancient baobabs guarding vast expanses of mountains and bushveld and offers a mosaic of tourist attractions. There are many archaeological sites where the mysteries of the past and ancient peoples are still haunting this harsh landscape.
website: www.golimpopo.com

Western Cape

The Western Cape - a province of diversity. Between the mountain's sheer cliffs and the sun-speckled sweep of Table Bay lie many of the world's most famous beaches. Join bustling throngs crowding the malls, theatres and restaurants of the ever-exciting Victoria & Alfred Waterfront or take a break from the hive of holiday activity in the green peace of central Cape Town's Company Garden.
website: www.tourismcapetown.co.za


Tourism Organisations

Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEA&T)

Website: www.environment.gov.za

South African Tourism

Bojanala House, 12 Rivonia Road, Illovo, Johannesburg
Postal Address: Private Bag X10012, Sandton, 2146
Tel: (+27 11) 778 8000 and Fax: (+27 11) 778 8001
email: jhb@southafricantourism.com
Website: www.southafrica.net


Town Links

Groot Marico

Information about tourism in the Marico, home of traditional brewing of mampoer and farm hospitality.

Hartbeespoort Dam

Surrounded by the majesty of the Magaliesberg mountain range, Hartbeespoort Dam is ideal for weekend getaways or day trips. For a world of African experiences. information on our Places of Interest, Fun Activities, Art Galleries, Guest Houses, Holiday Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Game and Nature Parks, Reserves and Trails.

Klerksdorp

With a history dating back to before the gold rush of 1885, Klerksdorp has developed and grown into a modern city with a vibrant economy underpinned by mining, industry and agriculture.

Lichtenburg

Information on the Town of Lichtenburg - "Oasis of the North West". Considering its unique historical background and special places of interest, coupled with its tranquility and moderate climate, Lichtenburg should certainly be included in your itinerary.

Mahikeng

Informative pages on tourism, cultural and historical attractions, accommodation, Anglo Boer War Commemorations and specialist tour operators.

Rustenburg

Information on the town of Rustenburg.

Tlokwe

Potchefstroom boasts a rich and varied historical and cultural heritage, including many national monuments. Probably the most popular being the Oak Avenue which is 6,84 km long. The avenue of beautiful oak trees is the longest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. The trees, planted in 1910, cover an area from the Agricultural College to the Lakeside Holiday resort.


GENERAL TOURIST INFORMATION

Cape Town: The Best Of Travel, Tourism & Business is an exclusive online city guide featuring the best travel & tourism venues & other businesses in Cape Town, South Africa and strikes by its modern look and feel as well as its useful and easy to navigate features.
Website: http://capetown.gopassport.com

LINX AFRICA

For comprehensive tourist information on Southern Africa. Obtain your own webpage or website from Linx Africa, at discounted rates for North West Province establishments and businesses.

Apply for an itemised quotation from Linx Africa at info@linx.co.za for more detail.

GENERAL LINKS

Visit Afrika Aktuell
"Das Tourismus-Magazin fuer das suedliche Afrika"