Geography and history
The Central Region of the North West Province in South Africa is characterised by dense thorny bushveld and cultivated farms. This area played a key role in many conflicts, especially the Anglo-Boer War. This is why the area has many memorials, monuments and gardens of remembrance. Many African descendants, such as the Tswana people, still call this region their homeland.
The capital city of the North West Province, Mafikeng, is loaded with South African history and tourists can experience this history through the many attractions in the area. The Mafikeng Museum and the Maratiwa House are just some of the attractions that offer an insight into our country’s past. The old Afrikaner spirit is kept alive in the Marico district, especially in Groot Marico, where tourists can visit Mampoer Farms and sample some of the strong alcoholic products.
Having Mafikeng as the capital of the province, this region has loads of visitor accommodation for those wishing to explore the area. There are hotels, lodges, guest houses, guest farms, self-catering units and bed and breakfasts available in the region. Please see our accommodation directory if you would like more information on all the places to stay in the area.
There are loads of businesses situated in Mafikeng and the other towns in the region also have all the essential goods that every tourist needs on their journey. The restaurants in the area are all locally owned and the owners cannot wait to see new faces. Please visit our business directory for a list of all the businesses you will find in the area. There is no shortage of activities and attractions in this region. There is something to do for every member of the family. See our activities directory for a full list of things to do in the region.Read More