Geography and history
Ga-Rankuwa, including Jericho and Mabopane, is a township situated in the Bojanala region of the North West Province in South Africa. It is located just 37 km from Pretoria in the Gauteng Province. In the 1960s black citizens were forced to leave the suburb of Lady Selborne and move to the townships of Mamelodi, Atteridgeville and Ga-Rankuwa.
The name of this township is derived from the word “Nku” which means “sheep” and this perfectly describes the manner in which its inhabitants were forced to relocate. Today, Ga-Rankuwa is a centre for fertile grounds and rich history.
Tourists have the chance to experience the Ga-Rankuwa area by staying over in budget-friendly accommodation. Facilities in the area include bed and breakfasts, self-catering units and guest houses. For more information on places to stay in the region, please visit our accommodation directory.
Although Ga-Rankuwa is a township, there are loads of activities and attractions for tourists to enjoy. This township caters for both the history enthusiasts and nature-lovers.
Things to do in Ga-Rankuwa include:
- Borakalalo National Park
- Gaabo Motho Cultural Village
- Marabastad (Asiatic Bazaar)
- Nooitgedacht Dam
- SS Mendi Memorial
- Tswaing Crater (220 000 year-old meteorite crater)
Ga-Rankuwa’s business sector is booming thanks to it being a popular tourist destination. There are many shops, local products, stalls and souvenirs to choose from. The restaurants in the area all have a local flavour to them. Please go to our business directory for a complete list of all the businesses you will find in the region.
|Ga-Rankuwa Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||27(0)21 418 4920|
|Fax:||086 667 2496|