Two Out of the Ordinary Experiences around South Africa’s North West Province

One of the best parts about holidaying in foreign lands is the ability to experience a whole range of new things, from the rich history of the land, to the beautiful wildlife and architecture that the culture has to offer. South Africa’s North West Province, situated just west of the major population centre of Gauteng, definitely has some breathtakingly amazing sites available. Home to the Cradle of Humankind, one of the eight World Heritage sites found within South Africa, a large number of national parks filled with beautiful wildlife and, of course, the beautiful hotel and resort of Sun City, you are guaranteed to never run out of activities when visiting this picturesque province.

The Maropeng Exhibition and the Sterkfontein Caves

Maropeng, which is Setswana for “returning to the place of origin”, is the official visitors centre of the Cradle of Humankind and home to the fascinating exhibition that focuses on the development of humankind and our ancestors over the past few million years. This is definitely a must-see place for anyone that is interested in gaining a fuller understanding of how we, as humans, came to be.

The limestone Sterkfontein Caves near the Maropeng Exhibit has become world renowned thanks to the many monumental fossil discoveries that have been uncovered, hidden deep within them. The two most popular is definitely that of “Little Foot” and “Mrs. Ples” which have helped answer many questions about how our humanoid ancestors once lived.

Sun City Casino and Resort

The best way to describe this resort would be as something you would expect to find in a Disney-styled fairy tale. Thanks to the rolling green hills, the utopian-like Valley of Waves waterpark and the extravagant five-star Palace of the Lost City, there is no denying that this resort is a must-see for travellers of all ages. Thanks to the large number of online casino sites like, that have taken the world by storm, many people seem to have forgotten the architectural beauty that surrounds most world renowned casinos. The Sun City Casino definitely takes this beauty to a whole new level, situated within the four-star Sun City Hotel, this place will leave even the non-gamblers in complete awe.

By Jason Swindon