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.