Geography and history
Mafikeng, including Mmabatho and Rooigrond, is a city situated in the Central Region of the North West Province in South Africa. Mafikeng, the capital city of this province, was founded in the 1800s by mercenaries and soldiers who set up their own town. British Commander Sir Charles Warren laid out this town near a collection of their farms. This area, now known for its modern architecture, was once the grounds for the world-famous siege during the Anglo-Boer War. It is situated in the newly named MAHIKENG - NORTH WEST PROVINCE.
The city of Mafikeng has it all! There is no shortage of tourist accommodation available in the area. There are hotels, lodges, guest houses, bed and breakfasts, self-catering units and even casinos to stay the night. If you would like more information on places to stay in the area, please go to our accommodation directory.
Activities and attractions
The list of things to do in Mafikeng is endless. This town has both the weather and the amenities to satisfy every tourist.
Things to do in Mafikeng include the following:
- Botsalano Game Reserve
- Convent House (Theresa House)
- Mafikeng Game Reserve
- Mafikeng Museum
- Mmabatho Botanical Park
- Warrens Fort
- Wondergat (Natural sinkhole)
Mafikeng is the administrative centre of the region and one of the best destinations to go shopping. There are numerous products, stalls, shops and businesses to choose from. The restaurants will certainly delight your taste buds as there is one for every taste. Please visit our business directory for a complete list of all the businesses in the area.
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