North West Province
The North West Province of South Africa is a centre of adventure holidays which include white water rafting, canoeing, diving, hiking and most other adventure sports available. No other place in South Africa offers quite the same satisfying variety.
Particularly stimulating are the air adventures; sights of incredible beauty such as the Magalies River Valley, the Hartbeespoort Dam, Magaliesberg Mountain Range and the Pilanesberg National Park are breathtaking, and something to remember for life.
Especially worth a mention are the paragliding and hang-gliding opportunities, which the mountains provide a perfect backdrop for.
Bird watching and gaming are also excellent here, with the Big Five in plenty of evidence, as well as cheetah, antelope and hundreds of bird species. With twelve national parks and game reserves, there are plenty of places to visit, and game drives and walks are a popular activity.
For anglers, the Bloemhof Dam is one of the most popular fishing sites in the world, and the Vaalkop Dam has carp and yellowfish in plentiful supply.
Hiking through the mountains is also wonderful, with a variety of extremely good trails to try, and accompanying rock climbing making it even better for those looking for a bit of adventure. With big, wild and often very remote cliffs and rock faces, it is a climber's dream and one of the most fantastic places to climb in the open in the world.
Water sports are popular with everything from windsurfing to jet skiing, body boarding to white water rafting; the dams and rivers are incredibly clear, surrounded by beautiful scenery and amazing skies.
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