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About Rustenburg

Rustenburg

 

Rustenburg (/ˈrʌstənbɜrɡ/Afrikaans: [ˈrœstənbœrχ], Afrikaans and Dutch: Town of Rest) is a city situated at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountain range in North West Province of South Africa. It was one of the official host cities of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, being in close proximity to Phokeng, capital of the Royal Bafokeng Nation, where the Royal Bafokeng Stadium is located. The England national football team also used this as their base camp for the tournament.


Tourist hub

 The city is located on major highway routes and close to 2 major centres, making it a hub for tourist activities. Within the city are some historic churches, including the  Anglican Church(1871) and the  Dutch Reformed Church (1898–1903), the historic statue of the Voortrekker girl and the Rustenburg Museum

Communities and battlefields

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There are a multitude of sites with cultural and historical significance in and around Rustenburg. This is no surprise, given the many different communities in the area, such as the indigenous Bafokeng, Bakgatla and Botswana tribes, whose totemic tribal traditions are of much interest. There is also the German community of Kroondal, North West Kroondal that traces its origins back to 1857.

Many Anglo-Boer and ethnic war battles took place in the area with the districts of KosterSwartruggens and Rustenburg featuring prominent battlefields, memorial graves and ruined forts. The area also has archaeological remains from the Iron Age and Stone Age.

 

Game parks

By far the best known attractions in this area are the major nature reserves that are all within striking distance of Rustenburg itself.

      Kgaswane Nature Reserve  -- is situated above the town of Rustenburg across a varied habitat of quartzite mountain peaks, it is open to hikers as well as vehicle visitors. It is a 4 257 ha reserve that offers a great range of viewing experiences to wildlife enthusiasts.

  • Madikwe Game Reserve and Groot Marico Park are huge reserves north of the Pilanesberg, almost half the size of Belgium. They are conservation and transition zone between the Kalahari sandveld and the thornveld. Madikwe hosts all the major plains species, including theBig Five and has the second largest concentration of elephants in South Africa. The reserve is one of South Africa's great natural treasures.


    Pilanesberg Game Reserve  -- is one of the most accessible South African game reserves. It is located a 1.5 hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria and right outside Rustenburg. It is the fourth largest National Park in South Africa and is set high in the Pilanesberg range, traversing the floor of an ancient, long-extinct volcano. Pilanesberg conserves all the major mammal species including lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.


Holiday resorts

Sun City and  Lost City, located beyond the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, are resorts where visitors can lose themselves in the luxury of an imagined world, with all the modern entertainments one can ask for. The complex is set on the slopes of a picturesque valley in the Pilanesberg Mountains and captures the essence of an ancient African kingdom. Casinos, the Valley of the Waves and two world-renowned championship golf courses are just some of the many attractions. 

 

Rustenburg Schools

 Some of the schools in Rustenburg, include:

  • Bergsig Akademie/Academy
  • Rustenburg HS
  • HS Grenswag
  • Zinniaville Secondary School
  • Grenville High School
  • Fields College
  • Selly Park Secondary School
  • Geelhout Park High School
  • H.F Tlou High School
  • Pres. Mangope Technical High School
  • Bafokeng High School
  • Grenswag HS
  • Lebone II College 
  • Rustenburg Educational College
  • Meridian Private School
  • J M Ntsime High School

 


SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rustenburg 

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