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Rustenburg & Surrounding Accommodation

Come and Expore the Magaliesberg Mountains

The beautiful city of Rustenburg lies in the foothills of the Magaliesberg Mountains and is about 100 kilometres to the west of Pretoria. The principal activity in the Rustenburg area is mining, and the area is rich in platinum, tin, chromium as well as granite. The two largest platinum mines in the world are located here. Cotton, tobacco and citrus fruit are the main crops farmed in the Rustenburg region.

Rustenburg has become a very popular weekend holiday venue due to the attractions of the Magaliesbergs with their plentiful resorts and accommodation. Just a few kilometres outside the town is Paul Kruger's restored farmhouse, where you can witness bread being baked every Saturday morning in an old Dutch Oven. There are numerous Nature Reserves in the Rustenburg area with rest camps where you can spend the night. In the Pilansberg National Park to the north there is a 1200 million year old extinct alkaline volcanic crater, one of only three in the entire world. Rustenburg is definitely one of South Africa's more attractive cities. There is plenty to do here and plenty of accommodation.
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Baby elephant at the Pilanesberg National Park
Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum), at Pilanesberg National Park
Blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) engage in "playful battle" at Pilanesberg Game Reserve
African lion pride at Pilanesberg National Park
Pilanesberg Game Reserve (adjacent to Sun City). Set in the crater of an extinct volcano it is the fourth largest park in South Africa covering an area of 55 000 hectare
Burchell's Zebras (Equus quagga burchellii) at Ratlhogo Waterhole, Pilanesberg National Park
Female Giraffe at dawn in Pilanesberg National Park
Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus). At the waterhole in Pilanesberg National Park
African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Pilanesberg National Park
White Rhino in Pilanesberg National Park
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) at Pilanesberg National Park
A male Violet-eared waxbill (Uraeginthus granatinus) at Pilanesberg National Park
Grey-backed Camaroptera (Camaroptera brachyura) at Pilanesberg National Park
Diederik cuckoo (Chrysococcyx caprius) at Pilanesberg National Park
Lesser Striped Swallow (Cecropis abyssinica) at Pilanesberg National Park
Rufous-naped Lark (Mirafra africana) at Pilanesberg National Park
View from a koppie (hill) looking towards Bospoort Dam, North-east of Rustenburg
Cooling down at Sun City
Oasis at Sun City
Dutch Reformed Church, Plein Street, Rustenburg
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Interior of Dutch Reformed Church, Plein Street, Rustenburg
Kgaswane Mountain Reserve, Rustenburg
Stigmochelys pardalis (juvenile about 8 cm long) - Leopard tortoise - Kgaswane Mountain Reserve, Rustenburg
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