Geography and history
Rustenburg, including Tlhabane and Phokeng, is a town located in the Bojanala region of the North West Province in South Africa. In the 1800s the Voortrekkers claimed this, the Magaliesberg area, as their homeland. The area soon thrived with crops and livestock and rapidly grew into a peaceful community. Thus, the name of this town was given – Rustenburg meaning “fort of rest”. The Royal Bafokeng comprise a population of about 310 000 people. The Royal Bafokeng are members of the Setswana-speaking indigenous community
Today this town thrives on its agricultural industry which produces beef, citrus, wheat, sunflower and wheat. The Rustenburg area is also a well-known mining area because of its proximity to the Bushveld Igneous Complex.
The peaceful town of Rustenburg offers a wonderful spectrum of tourist accommodation. From bed and breakfasts and lodges to hotels and guest houses, there is an option for everyone. Please go to our accommodation directory for a complete list of places to stay in the region.
Rustenburg offers activities and attractions that are inspired by the outdoor life as well as history. The Kgaswane Mountain Reserve is a 5 200ha reserve that is a definite must-see for all visitors in the area. There are many species of birds and antelope in the reserve for tourists to see.
Other things to do in Rustenburg include the following:
- Anglican Church (Built in 1871)
- Elandsoord Dam
- Hervormde Church Square
- Paul Kruger Country House Museum
- Pilanesberg National Park
- Roberts Farm Horse Trails
- Rustenburg Museum
The business sector of Rustenburg is thriving thanks to its agriculture, mining and tourism activities. There are loads of shops, souvenirs, products and restaurants to choose from in the area. Please go to our business directory for more information on all the businesses you can find in the region.
|Rustenburg Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+ 27 (0)14 597 0904/5|
|Fax:||27 (0)14 597 0907|
|Address:||Cnr Nelson Mandela Street & Kloof Road
PO Box 4124, Rustenburg, 0300