Rustenburg Holiday Guide


Rustenburg is in the heart of the savannah bushveld. The city is in the North West Province, nestled at the foothills of the breathtaking Magaliesburg Mountains. The highest point in this mountain range is 1,852m above sea level and has been a tactical region for many battles for land during the early 1800s.

The region is rich in mineral wealth and boasts the most platinum mined in the world making it the platinum capital of the world. Its jacaranda tree-lined streets are the hub of a thriving agricultural and mining industry.
Rustenburg is the third oldest town of the former Transvaal Province and offers numerous places of interest. It is home to one of the country’s richest tribes, the Bafokeng Nation. Rustenburg has a population of about 1 000 000 people.

The Location of Rustenburg

Translated as “town of rest”, tranquil Rustenburg, some 115km northwest from Johannesburg, lies in the western foothills of the beautiful Magaliesburg Mountains of the North West province.
The Rustenburg Vibe

The arrestingly diverse landscape of the North West is occupied by charming people who’s responsibility to the land parallels their strong sense of tradition.

Rustenburg – Amenities

Whatever your preference, there is bound to be an adventure to keep you happy. The North West is outdoors country, with a glorious climate & challenging adventure venues.
Places to see in (or near) Rustenburg

  • Sun City, The Lost City
  • Hartebeespoort Dam
  • Lesede cultural Village
  • The Anglican Church (1871)
  • The Dutch Reformed Church (1898 -1903)
  • The statue of the Voortrekker girl
  • Paul Bodenstein Park
  • The Tabacco Research Institute at Kroondal
  • President Kruger’s farm, Boekenhoutfontein
  • The Rustenburg Nature Reserve
  • The Rustenburg Ramble (which includes craft galleries, farm stalls and eating venues).

Rustenburg Activities

  • Game viewing
  • White water rafting
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Rock climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Hunting
  • Golf
  • Bird watching

Eating out in Rustenburg

The Lost City Resort also boasts with excellent haute cuisine restaurants, worth driving the 50km down the road from Rustenburg for. Rustenburg also has many fast food outlets with all the burgers, pizzas and pies to satisfy crabby appetites. There are also sociable pubs where you can chat with the locals.

Rustenburg restaurants:

  • Cape Town Fish Market
  • Santorini (Sun City)
  • The Raj Indian Restaurant (Sun City)
  • KFC
  • Spur
  • Dros
  • Steak Out Grills

Guesthouses in Rustenburg

Please use the links below to access more details on the featured guest houses, where indicated read the owners/ manager page for the inside story!!

Rusthaven Guesthouse