The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Rustenburg

Rustenburg CBD


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North West

Rustenburg is a city in the North West province of South Africa. It is situated at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range. The Kgaswane Mountain Reserve is a great place to visit and is just a short drive from the city centre.

Rustenburg was founded in 1851 with the fertile farmlands attracting lots of boer settlers. Today the city is well-known for the nearby platinum mines.

The city experiences a warm climate with hot summers and mild winters.

Rustenburg weather


Rustenburg is situated near a number of tourist attractions. Amongst these are Sun City, Pilanesberg National Park, the Magaliesberg Mountains, Olifantsnek Dam and Kgaswane Mountain Reserve.

Rustenberg from the nearby mountains

Rustenburg from the nearby hills

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References and further reading

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 52

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 168

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 92

Guide to Sieges of South Africa - Author: Nicki von der Heyde - Published: 2017 - Page: 92

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 220

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 218

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 142

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 263


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