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Boubou Bed and Breakfast Boubou B&B, 4 star accommodation near Sun City and Pilanesberg National Park, 150 km from Johannesburg, 20 minutes from Rustenburg in a malaria free area, situated in the colorful Bushveld. We offer outstanding South African hospitality and guests are treated on unique South African cuisine. The name derives from the bird, Boubou shrike endemic to our area. Jan Piet en Marnice offer a unique atmosphere and a pleasant stay is guaranteed.  Private Game drives are available on request on close encounters with animals are promised. Pilanesberg is only 35 min drive away.  At Boubou B&B we obey the 11th commandment: You shall have fun! Bed & Breakfast
ATKV Buffelspoort Holiday Resort Caravan & Camping Less than an hour’s drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg lies ATKV Buffelspoort: the Magaliesberg Mountain oasis, and the ideal base from which to explore the platinum province’s wealth of tourist attractions. Enjoy the frost-free, subtropical climate with warm summer days and pleasant winters. ATKV Buffelspoort is known for its beautiful, leafy gardens and lawns as well as its rich birdlife. A game farm is situated a mere stone’s throw from the resort and the Magaliesberg Mountains and Buffelspoort Dam offer a rich experience for the adventurous. ATKV Buffelspoort offers a wide variety of accommodation. There are fully equipped standard and luxury rondavels, each with its own bathroom, toilet and fully equipped kitchen. For guests who require more space, there are six- and eight-bed flats with two bathrooms. All flats and rondavels have a television with selected DStv channels. For nature lovers, Buffelspoort also offers a fully equipped tent camp with tent houses, each with its own bathroom and fully equipped with all necessities. For the tent houses without kitchens, there is a well-appointed communal kitchen with washing-up facilities. All units have microwave ovens and braai facilities. Come see for yourself whether you can resist Buffelspoort’s caravan park abounding in trees and grass with a power point at each of the 200 stands and immaculate ablution blocks. Many of the high-class stands are paved. Beautiful tent-camping spots with clean and tidy ablution blocks make this a camper’s paradise. All camping sites are equipped with braai facilities. The new paved sites covered by shade nets are great favourites among campers. This caravan park was recently nominated one of the top ten caravan parks in South Africa by a leading outdoor magazine, Caravan and Outdoor. Caravan & Camping
Bona Bona Game Lodge Bona Bona, meaning to "Look" or to "See" in Tswana is a true sanctuary for both body, mind and spirit.  A piece of Africa, where nature and sophistication meet.With our buildings that blend into the bushveld, your soul will find a reviving resting place.  Conveniently located on the N12 Treasure Route about 2-and-a-half hours drive from Johannesburg.The one-of-kind Bona Bona invites guests to rest and relax in a setting that celebrates the sights and sounds, the people and the memories of a piece of Bushveld in South Africa.Relax with a sun downer and listen to the roar of the African Lion while enjoying a dramatic sunset.Bona Bona was proclaimed a Game Farm in 1993. This area, with its wide variety of fauna and flora, consists of approximately 1 600ha bushveld and gives you an experience which is a true reflection of the ecosystem that we are in - an ecological tapestry of Acacia veld, Rosyntjiebos and abundant wildlife.  Game Lodge
Etali Safari Lodge Nestled in the magnificent malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Etali Safari Lodge has earned a reputation for offering our guests a unique bush experience wherein nature, relaxation and luxury combine to form an unforgettable experience. All suites have indoor and outdoor showers, air-con, fireplaces, a complimentary minibar and a private deck with heated whirlpool. Etali Safari Lodge is an exclusive, intimate haven built in harmony with nature from rugged indigenous stone, thatch and wood – all laced together by a series of winding walkways. Set in the heart of the spectacular malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Etali offers the ultimate in seclusion with just eight romantic suites. Africa’s Big 5, the African wild dog (the world’s most endangered canine), as well as black and white rhino, cheetah, giraffe and many other wildlife species can be seen on the Madikwe Plains at any given time. Every day in the bush brings a new experience. Guests can enjoy the exciting unpredictability of early morning and afternoon game drives - a leopard sitting on a rock licking his paws - the black rhino with attitude - the watchful matriarch elephant, bigger than you ever imagined - a pride of lions relaxing in the shade ...  In-between game drives, relax and be pampered in the tranquillity of the Wellness Centre or enjoy the sheer pleasure of a massage on your own sundeck. Game Lodge
Ivory Tree Game Lodge Nestled in the basin of an ancient amphitheatre divided by riverine woodlands and elephant trails lies an exclusive private game lodge. The central guest areas include 2 lounges, a bar, a dining room and a feature rock pool. Small intimate guest areas have been created to retain warmth and seclusion for individual guests. Sweeping patios provide the ideal venue for delicious English breakfasts and light luncheons with the boma reserved for fire-side dinners. The award winning wellness centre presents a wide variety of treatment options designed to relax mind, body and soul. The unique design and position of the treatment rooms ensure uninterrupted views of the reserve. The lodge accommodates a maximum of 128 guests in 60 standard rooms and 4 executive suites, each including en-suite bathroom and outside shower, climate-control air conditioner, mini bar fridge and a tea and coffee making facility. Striving to maintain high levels of personal attention and guest comfort, game drive vehicles are custom built ensuring optimal panoramic visibility. Amongst the most experienced in the Pilanesberg, our rangers and hosts are committed to bringing you close encounters with a wide variety of big game, including the big 5, cheetah and wild dog, during morning and evening game drives. Game Lodge
Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge lies within the heart of the malaria free Pilanesberg Game Reserve, a mere 2 hour’s drive from Johannesburg. The central guest facilities at this 5 star lodge includes rim flow swimming pool, gourmet restaurant, open entertainment decks, cigar lounge, Amani Spa and conference facility. Deluxe accommodation is available in the form of a variety of suite categories which include standard, family and executive The main lodge area features a gourmet restaurant, a casual lounge and bar, a spacious entertainment deck with outdoor cocktail bar that overlooks a spectacular rim-flow swimming pool. A conference centre is fully equipped to ensure that conferences, functions and events are handled seamlessly and provide for a maximum of 70 delegates. The design feature accommodates 13 family suites which can double as one bedroom standard suites, and 4 spacious executive suites. The family suites offer two en-suite master bedrooms with a shared lounge and patio. The executive suites offer one en-suite master bedroom with a lounge and patio. A truly African experience, the Amani Spa at Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is the ultimate escape for pure self-indulgence. Relax in the lap of luxury and enjoy our pampering Holistic Body, Skin and Beauty Rituals designed to revitalise and restore the balance & harmony to your body, mind & soul. Game Lodge
AnnVilla Guest House Situated near the N12 Treasure Route from Johannesburg to Cape Town via Kimberley, the large suburban fenced in vast property was purpose built into thoughtfully appointed rooms to welcome guests. 20 Guest Rooms are situated around two court yards named King and Queen's Court which mainly refer to the size of the beds. Expect quality King and Queen Size beds, all in extra length and covered in white percale linen. Various options of rooms includes a family room, a wheelchair friendly room and self-catering capacity rooms. All rooms are very spacious with sensible floor layouts. The decor is classic modern and elegant in subdued pastel tones with quality furniture. AnnVilla is the perfect haven for business and leisure travellers alike and provides a comfortable work desk with ample lighting circuits to choose from. Rooms are generously appointed with quality accessories and attractively presented hospitality trays including cafetière, home baked rusks, a thoughtful hospitality box and fridge. Well placed and generous wall sockets, some including USB points in the new rooms, lights and light switches contributes to a seldom seen appointment in all the guest rooms. DSTV features 53 channels and WI-FI vouchers available. All rooms feature an individual controlled Air-Conditioner, TV with DSTV, Coffee and Tea, Laptop size Safe, Mini Fridge, Heated towel rack, Bath and glass enclosed separate shower. The New-Victorian style main house features a semi open dining room and informal lounge with a bar area. A fully equipped Boardroom or Conference package is available. Noticeable antique furniture and heirlooms set the tone together with chandeliers and original pictures, paintings and quilts will contribute towards the enjoyment of meals and dinner is served when pre-booked before 13h00. The original imported wooden floors and pressed ceilings of the main house dictated the character in guest rooms with very high ceilings and ornate cornices. The Styger family acquired the property in 1989 and renovated since then to welcome patrons and guests in elegant style surroundings. Please see our website at www.annvilla.co.za and book online 24/7 for your next visit or phone Reception for our friendly assistance. Guest House
El Shadai Guesthouse Welcome to El Shadai a unique five star Guest House in Hartbeespoortdam Our VISION is that customers return continuously for our unique location, service and value for money. El Shadai Guesthouse is situated in the Magalies Mountains overlooking the Hartbeespoortdam with magnificent views of the dam and mountains. El Shadai meaning more than enough is all you need to breakaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Guest House
Franka Guesthouse Come and enjoy a pleasant stay in our comfortable units situated in peaceful surroundings. At Franka Guesthouse we have amazing lush green gardens that one can relax in while enjoying the abundant bird life on our property. There is a braai/lapa area as well as a swimming pool for those hot summer days. All our units have private entrances, making your stay that little more special and private. We have secure, covered parking for all our guests as well as electronic gates. Accommodation available includes bed and breakfast and self-catering units. Each unit has a television set (DStv), fridge, ceiling fan, heater and tea/coffee facilities. Dinners and packed lunches are available on request and we have credit card facilities so one does not need to run to the bank. Guests from all walks of life are welcome to experience tranquility and hospitality at our comfortable home. Guest House
SelaMod Village Guest House SelaMod Village Guest House is a three star facility (graded by the Tourism Grading Council of SA) that provides the ultimate African hospitality experience .It is designed to appeal to both business and leisure guests alike. The facility is in the business of providing memorable experiences to both domestic and international tourists at reasonable rates. It offers seven relaxing and luxurious rooms with air conditioners. All rooms available are a selection of either twin, double, queen or king size beds which are made up with fine percale and Egyptian linen. The guest house lies in the outskirts of Rustenburg; in a rural area Chaneng village between Boshoek and Sun City. This is a lucrative area for the business as it is in close proximity to key areas of attraction such as the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve, the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, various platinum mines and the magnificent Sun City in the North West Province (South Africa) Guest House
Sikelo Guesthouse Sikelo Guest House is a modern and charming Bed and Breakfast (B&B) located at No 6 D F Malan Street, Libertas, Mahikeng. Our rooms are spacious and modernly furnished, providing a relaxed environment for the discerning traveler. Each guest is treated with the kind of attention that is reserved for family. We see to it that attention to detail and service will be followed by staff dedication for each guest. We have a state of the art conference facility that can host up to 120 people. We have 21 modern rooms comprising of four star standard as well as executive rooms. Standard rooms are fitted with either a shower or a bath. Executive rooms are fitted with both a shower and bath. Breakfast is served in the dining area and room service is available on request. Our dining hall can accommodate over 120 people. Guest House
Stirling Manor Boutique Guest House Stirling Manor is an award winning 5 star Boutique Guest House and provides an up-market European stay in the heart of South Africa.; We provide a unique, exclusive, sanctuary for today's traveler, be that business or leisure. We are proudly South African and welcomes all travels over the world to Hartbeespoort. Guest House
Thaba Legae Guest Lodge Nestled between the Magaliesburg mountains lies Thaba Legae Guest Lodge. This tranquil hideaway is 10km away from the Rustenburg CBD. It is approximately an hour's drive from Gauteng and strategically located for both business and pleasure. The lodge is accessible from the N4, close to Sun City and Pilanesburg Game Reserve. Thaba Legae Guest Lodge offers bed and breakfast with exclusive luxury rooms all en-suite and air-conditioned. Guest House
The Red Cherry Guest House The Red Cherry Guesthouse let's you experience the classic luxuries of life. Our 6 rooms are exquisitely designed, each with it's own entrance and en-suite bathroom. Our extended facilities include: secure parking, electric fencing, security camera, DSTV, DVD player, aircon, microwave and free Wifi. Our guests can enjoy a scrumptious farm style breakfast in the morning while taking in the tranquil view of our garden. Our beautiful guesthouse started in 2008 with a 4-star accreditation awarded to us in 2009 and every year thereafter. We started with only 2 permanent employees and today we are proud to have 5 in our midst. Jane, our general manager and team leader stood out from the beginning and is the guesthouse's heart. The Red Cherry staff is all very proud to part of this ever growing establishment. Their warm hospitality and friendly personalities are appreciated by all the guests. Future plans for The Red Cherry is to extend the guesthouse with 4 more rooms. We are positive that this is the next step as our existing rooms are 100% occupied. Extending the guesthouse ensure economic growth, job creation and promoting South African tourism. We consist of a satisfied team and a variety of guests, which tells a successful tale. We are proud to be a unique guesthouse with the right touch of class. Guest House
Villa Maria Guest Lodge Villa Maria Guest Lodge boasts with 24 luxurious rooms, which include Standard Rooms, Executive Suites and Deluxe Suites.Villa Maria has a beautiful dining room for breakfasts and dinners by arrangement. Guest House
Orion Safari Lodge Explore and unwind at The Safari Lodge Hotel and Convention Centre a proud member of the Orion hotels group. Nestled at the foothills of the Rustenburg Kloof and the Magaliesberg mountains Safari Lodge offers guests a tranquil and relaxed country setting from which to explore the many attractions and natural splendors of the area. The Hotel features tennis courts, swimming pools, An 18 hole putt putt course, games room, volley ball court and a children’s playground making it a perfect location for a weekend escape. The Safari Lodge Hotel offers an array of accommodation options in 131 bedrooms. The Spacious standard rooms are available as single, double and family rooms. The Stylish deluxe rooms all have a beautiful view of the Magaliesburg mountains. The junior and executive suites are spacious with expansive bathrooms and offer a stunning view of the surroundings. The Safari lodge hotel and convention centre offers a superb range of conference facilities up to 500 delegates that can be customized to suit a wide range of events from conventions to seminars or meetings. Safari is a favorite destination for large corporate groups, sporting teams and government conferences. Safari stands out for its outstanding and professional staff who will ensure that your event whether big or small runs flawlessly. Hotel
Road Lodge Potchefstroom Road Lodge Potchefstroom is ideally located at the Mooi River Mall on Nelson Mandela Drive and just a stone’s throw from the central business district and the country club, this hotel is perfect for business and leisure travellers visiting this part of the North West province. The hotel has a highly contemporary look and feel and provides a wide range of features and services for budget conscious travellers. The rooms are fully-carpeted, air-conditioned and have colour televisions and radio stations, and feature en-suite bathrooms with shower, toilet and hand basin. The hotel has a choice between double or twin beds, with single sleeperchairs available in selected rooms. One in fifty rooms is designed to meet the special needs of the physically disabled. The hotel serves a light breakfast daily, and has a 24 hour vending machine stocked with snacks and beverages. There is a 24 hour reception service, ample and secure parking, a payphone and wireless internet access in all commercial areas. Hotel
Road Lodge Rustenburg Road Lodge hotels can be found in ideal locations across South Africa offering unbelievable value for both business and leisure travellers. There are currently 21 Road Lodge hotels located in each of South Africa’s nine provinces, all of them offering value-for-money rooms in a cosy environment. Road Lodge Rustenburg brings much-needed, quality budget accommodation to the heart of platinum country. Ideally situated for business and leisure travellers visiting the North-West Province, this 90-room hotel enables up to three guests to share a room. Its comfortable rooms are complemented by ample free parking, continental breakfast and snack facilities. The rooms are fully-carpeted, air-conditioned and have colour televisions and radio stations, and feature en-suite bathrooms with shower, toilet and hand basin. The hotel has a choice between double or twin beds, with single sleeperchairs available in selected rooms. One in fifty rooms is designed to meet the special needs of the physically disabled. The hotel serves a light breakfast daily, and has a 24 hour vending machine stocked with snacks and beverages. There is a 24 hour reception service, ample and secure parking, a payphone and wireless internet access in all commercial areas. Hotel
The Royal Marang Hotel The Royal Marang Hotel at Bafokeng Sports Campus is a 5-star blend of luxury and design; comfort and class; indoor opulence and outdoor harmony. With an aesthetic atmosphere rich in earthy tones and sumptuous spots, it is the perfect mix of contemporary style and African authenticity. Step inside, into a place shared by smooth lines and striking surprises. Encounter warmth and welcome. Enjoy unusual shapes, soft movement and inviting texture. See complementary hues of pure beige, stone, concrete, gold, russet, chocolate - and wild, vibrant animal prints.   And in each room; in each magnificent sanctuary, sink your feet into plush carpets, run your hands over beckoning furnishings, and experience exclusivity, elegance and absolute luxury. Hotel
Golden Leopard Resorts - Manyane Resort Both Manyane & Bakgatlan offers variety of accommodation i.e Chalets,Camping/Caravan sites, Safari Tents,Restaurants,Convenient store,Conference facilities, Swimming Pools, Children play grounds, guided game drives and secured parking areas. Lodge
Thaba Tshwene Game Lodge Accommodation, Weddings, Conferencing, Banquiting, Amfitheatre, Bow Hunting, Restaurant, Bauma, 4x4, game drives Lodge
Anne's Place Anne’s Place is a lovely, peaceful four star self-catering guest house, where you can relax and enjoy a unique experience.  The guesthouse is located in a safe area and offers secure, covered guest parking.  At Anne’s Place  in Potchefstroom we provide a warm and personal, yet unobtrusive hospitality.  The relaxed environment is ideal for executives and travellers alike. The cottage has 2 luxuriously furnished and charming en suite bedrooms, both with private entrances. A fully equipped kitchen, separate dining and lounge area with a fireplace lures you to stay and enjoy your time at the guesthouse. The Cottage has its own private garden and outdoor entertainment area. The Luxury Family Room is a large unit with a queen size bed and one single bed which ideally caters to accommodate a small family. A spa bath and shower are to be found in the separate bathroom. An open plan with kitchenette and lovely lounge area with a TV, full DSTV & DVD are featured in this unit. It also has a private entrance and has doors which lead out onto a beautiful patio area with barbeque/built in braai facilities. Our attention to detail is palpable and Anne’s Place caters for both family as well as group visitors who are visiting for either private or business purposes. It offers a homely atmosphere without sacrificing luxury, quality and professional service. Self-catering Exclusive
ATKV Buffelspoort Holiday Resort Chalets Set 1 km from the N4 highway, this relaxed, rural resort is 28 km from the Kgaswane Nature Reserve Rustenberg. The contemporary 3-bedroom brick villas offer airy kitchen/living areas and patios with BBQ grills. Round thatched-roof huts have kitchens and satellite TV. Tent-style units offer bathrooms; some add kitchens. Modest apartments are also available. Amenities include a restaurant and a bar, plus a heated indoor pool, an outdoor pool with a waterslide, and hot tubs. Parking is free. There's also a camping/caravan site. Self-catering Exclusive

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Thaba Tshwene Game Lodge Thaba Tshwene Game Lodge is situated in the North West Province, approximately 23km from Klerksdorp. This award winning venue is set against a backdrop of lush green mountainous vegetation and has been exclusively developed to ensure unparalleled luxury and comfort while experiencing the splendid beauty of Africa. It is a beautiful lodge of about 300 hectare. It was officially opened on the 11th of January 2007. Thaba Tshwene was built in different phases as the time went by and today Thaba tshwene is the proud owner of 22 rooms which can accommodate 54 guest in total. These rooms consists of 16 standard rooms and 6 luxurious executive suites. As a 4 star venue we are also able to offer dining facilities in our Restaurant to our sleeping as well as outside guest to enjoy a delicious meal followed by a sun downer or night cap in our Cigar Lounge. Thaba Tshwene is very popular as a wedding venue as most of our weekends are occupied by weddings. A beautiful Amfi-theatre is used for outside weddings and a cozy chapel for inside weddings. These venues together with our banqueting hall can accommodate +- 150 guest. Thaba Tshwene Game lodge also offer conference facilities where the fresh air, unspoiled nature and the wide open outdoors offers business people the rare opportunity to unwind while attending a conference within reach of their offices. The two fully equipped conference rooms is designed to suite any business men or company’s specific needs where the smaller facility can accommodate up to 30 guest with tables and chairs and the bigger facility up to 150 guest with tables and chairs. With a friendly and highly experienced team of 22 full time employees working at Thaba Tshwene Game Lodge, always going the extra mile for each and every guest, delivering satisfying, friendly and efficient service, together with all our facilities that offer guest every comfort in a scenic natural setting, Thaba Tshwene is definitely the place to be. Exempted Micro Enterprise (EME) Under 5M
Villa Maria Guest Lodge When Marius and Maria Viljoen established the 9 room Villa Maria Guest Lodge in 2001, they tapped into the things they loved – simplicity, minimalism, open spaces with fresh clean lines and passionate entrepreneurism. Villa Maria Guest Lodge, with its now 24 rooms, in Klerksdorp, North West Province is simply amongst South Africa’s finest guest houses with its white buildings, scenic garden and tarred driveways. The Award winning Villa Maria Guest Lodge is situated just off the N12 in Klerksdorp and lies close to the central business district, major shopping centres, gym, cinema, hospitals, restaurants and casino. Our relaxed atmosphere caters for the discerning business person, leisure traveller as well as romantic breakaways for couples. Our convenient and romantic venue is suitable for all occasions – from intimate events to elaborate affairs. Experience our top-class service responsibility that will exceed your expectations in beauteous surrounds. Qualifying Small Enterprise (QSE) R5M - R45M

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Bill Harrop's Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris If you’re going to do it, do it in style. Quaff champagne as you enjoy what some describe as the closest thing to heaven known to man – the magical “experience” of lazily drifting with the wind in a hot air balloon on a fascinating aerial sightseeing flight over the majestic Magaliesbergs, in the World Heritage Cradle of Humankind, on South Africa’s largest and most experienced balloon air service. After landing, savour a delectable champagne breakfast at our new, traditionally exquisite and beautifully appointed Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant where you will be filled with the warmest of memories An unforgettable experience for individual celebrations or corporate groups Action & Adventure
Harties Cableway The Harties Cableway was officially opened in July 2012 by the Minister of tourism. To date we have seen an excess of 650 000 visitors to the Cableway. We have won several awards from the North West as well as provisional awards from the Lilizela Awards. We are located a mere 45 minutes drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria and on the main route to Sun City. Our property boasts the fact that they are disability friendly , child friendly and an key point attraction in Hartbeespoort for tourism. Schools from all over South Africa visit the cableway for educational purposes. We host Weddings, music concerts, birthdays and family outings. We have a variety of food outlets and a playground on top of the mountain . We are open 7 days a week for guests to enjoy, relax and plan their next destination whilst vultures soar overhead. A photographers dream. We have recently opened an Tourist information and booking office to assist our guests with finding accommodation and other activity properties.Certificates of excellence was obtained from Trip Advisor for 2014/2015 Action & Adventure
Brauhaus am Damm Brauhaus am Damm is a private brewery and family restaurant overlooking the magnificent Olifantsnek Dam and Magaliesberg. You can enjoy our special crafted premium beer and sumptuous German fused meals in a class of its own. Admiring our copper kettles in our dining area, or find a space to suit your mood in our beer cellar and garden deck. We offer informative and interactive beer- and cellar tours with tasting of our unique brand: Brauhaus am Damm is the place to be(er)! Culture & Lifestyle
Moruleng Cultural Precinct The Moruleng Cultural Precinct is a 21st century museum space that celebrates the cultural history of the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela. It is unlike any exhibition that community-owned museums have developed in the past. It is both a highly conceptual and an immersive space that stimulates the creative and critical thinking of visitors. We create a visitor experience that encourages interaction and participation through interactive drumming, preparing meals using the indigenous method & traditional food tasting as well as plastering floors using cow dung as it was done by our forefathers. We make sure that our tours are not just about oral presentation but also practical experience of the life of a Mokgatla (The people of Bakgatla ba Kgafela tribe). Exhibitions at the Moruleng Cultural Precinct cover traditional Batswana knowledge (indigenous) systems; an analysis of colonial collections and representations; the recorded history of the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela; oral traditions; a reconstruction of an Iron Age settlement and an exhibition in the old Dutch Reformed Church building that explores the influence of Christianity. Roots & Culture
Bush Babies Monkey sanctuary WELCOME The bush babies sanctuary is one of several sanctuaries in a group of sanctuaries, including the elephant sanctuary that provides for orphaned and abused animals. Situated west of Hartbeesport Dam alongside the Elephant sanctuary it provides an environment where monkeys (primates) can be given their freedom in a natural environment. The sanctuary situated in one of the many Kloofs (Gorges) of the Magaliesberg mountain range provides the perfect environment for Monkeys from around the world. The Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary is a privately owned, non-subsidised sanctuary, covering approximately 7 ha, situated alongside the elephant sanctuary in one of the many kloofs of the Magaliesberg mountain range. Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary in Hartbeespoort, North West Province is one of only eight free-release primate sanctuaries globally. Our primates are received on the basis of public donations, and supported by funding generated by our guided tours and sales of our curios. Primates, such as our squirrel, spider and capuchin monkeys, are given a new lease on life at Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary. Previously raised as household pets, or bred for the pet trade, our monkeys are introduced to a wild world laden with waterfalls, lush vegetation, natural mountain springs and the chance to reside in as natural and environment as possible. Our goal is to give them the opportunity to live as they would in the wild. Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary recognizes the importance of community education. Not only are our tours highly informative, but we strive to create awareness toward the benefit of releasing primates into sanctuaries such as our own. Guests leave our tours with the understanding that monkeys do not make good pets, and that they are better suited to a natural, free-living environment. We look forward to guiding you through our Sanctuary, and trust that you will enjoy the splendour of our natural environment to the fullest. Wildlife Encounters
Etali Safari Lodge Nestled in the magnificent malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Etali Safari Lodge has earned a reputation for offering our guests a unique bush experience wherein nature, relaxation and luxury combine to form an unforgettable experience. All suites have indoor and outdoor showers, air-con, fireplaces, a complimentary minibar and a private deck with heated whirlpool. Etali Safari Lodge is an exclusive, intimate haven built in harmony with nature from rugged indigenous stone, thatch and wood – all laced together by a series of winding walkways. Set in the heart of the spectacular malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Etali offers the ultimate in seclusion with just eight romantic suites. Africa’s Big 5, the African wild dog (the world’s most endangered canine), as well as black and white rhino, cheetah, giraffe and many other wildlife species can be seen on the Madikwe Plains at any given time. Every day in the bush brings a new experience. Guests can enjoy the exciting unpredictability of early morning and afternoon game drives - a leopard sitting on a rock licking his paws - the black rhino with attitude - the watchful matriarch elephant, bigger than you ever imagined - a pride of lions relaxing in the shade ...  In-between game drives, relax and be pampered in the tranquillity of the Wellness Centre or enjoy the sheer pleasure of a massage on your own sundeck. Wildlife Encounters
The Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre - De Wildt Known in the past as the De Wildt Cheetah Centre the name has recently been changed to the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre as a tribute to the woman who has devoted her life to the survival of the cheetahs as well as other rare and endangered species, Ann Van Dyk started the Centre in 1971. At the Centre we offer numerous tours, our daily 3 hour tour and Cheetah run experience is by far the most popular, guests get to enjoy the experience and know that the funds go to a worthy cause. In the morning guests are able to join the Cheetah Run and experience first hand the remarkable speeds that these cat’s can get up to, this is truly a photographers dream! The Cheetahs absolutely love the run as it is a form of enrichment for them. Guests are then taken around the farm by our extremely knowledgeable guides and get to meet a few of our animals and hear their story, the tour is very informative and focuses on educating the guests on the conservation of animals, in particular the Cheetah and the Wild Dog. Along the route guests are able to see, Cheetah, King Cheetah, Wild Dog, Vultures, Honey Badgers, Serval Caracal, Meerkats and many more species that have landed on our door step, each animal has a unique story and reason why they are here with us today, thus making it very interesting for the guests. After the 3 hour tour guests have the opportunity to meet one of our ambassador Cheetahs, this is a truly an experience that will make you leave with the conservation of Cheetahs in your heart. Wildlife Encounters
The Elephant Sanctuary.co.za The Elephant Sanctuary provides a “halfway house” for young African elephants in need of a temporary home. It is the only operation in South Africa that provides for elephants in this way. Guests of all ages can discover the individual temperament, personality and character of each elephant by feeding and touching the elephants. You can even take the elephant’s trunk in your hand and lead it on a short walk. Experience the mutually enriching and rewarding relationship between man and the largest land mammal, the African Elephant. The Elephant Sanctuary is situated at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountain rage, which forms part of the 8th recognised Biosphere by UNESCO. Wildlife Encounters

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ROTWE TRAVEL AND TRAVEL Founded by a local experienced Nature Guide from Supingstad , located in the North West Province of South Africa. We provide Shuttle Services to Madikwe Game Reserve and other reserves, parks and hotels within the country and neighbouring Botswana. Our services also include Packaged Tours, Local Village Tours and Special Hire Transportation to any part of South Africa and other countries. Tour Operators