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Family fun activities in Rustenburg and surrounds

Family fun in Rustenburg

Family fun activities are great to strengthen family ties and ideas on what to do in a specific town or area are always welcome.  We have explored some ways in which to spend precious family time with loved ones, to have fun and make memories in Rustenburg and surrounding areas.

Go to the beach

Fun in the sunYes, the Valley of the waves at Sun City is our nearest “beach” and always a popular choice of entertainment for young and old.  The new additions to the Sun City Entertainment Centre will certainly impress and add to the variety of fun things to do at Sun City.

Fun in the sun

Here in sunny Rustenburg, North West Province, we can enjoy outdoor activities to our heart’s content.  There are various caravan and camping sites in Rustenburg, while the Olifantsnek and Buffelspoort Dams provide great fishing spots.  Add a number of resorts to choose from and Rustenburg is the place in the sun where you’ve got to be!  Don’t hold back on the sun screen!

Back to nature

Love our nature and wildlife?  Visit the Pilanesberg National Park – Game Reserve or have a picnic at Kgaswane Mountain Reserve.

Various hiking and Mountain Bike Trails, at different levels of difficulty, are available at Kgaswane Mountain Reserve and in and around Rustenburg and Magaliesburg.

For more information on a specific trail, click on the link:  Vlei Ramble Hiking Trail,
Peglerae Hiking Trail, Summit Route Hiking Trail and Hiking the Magaliesberg.
Mountain Bike Routes and Trails – Magaliesburg and surrounds.


Visit the Platinum Market or buy from your favourite shop in Rustenburg.

Go on an adventure

Canopy toursWith a little planning, enthusiasm and creativity you can have an amazing race for your family or a group of friends.  Hide a variety of objects in an area(garden, nature reserve etc.) and then supply the contestants with clues on where to find these objects.

The level of difficulty can be adjusted to suit the group of contestants.  The prize at the end should be worth the effort.

Geo-caching is another great family activity.  It works on the same principle as the amazing race but your will need a GPS or smartphone app to find geo-caches left at specific locations by other geo-cachers.  This is a fun way of visiting places you would never have gone to otherwise.

Canopy Tours – Eco-adventure at it’s best for everyone from 7 to 70!  Magaliesberg Canopy Tours promise a most memorable adventure.

Rustenburg Events and Entertainment

Rustenburg is a lively town with lots of things happening at any point in time!

Visit Rustenburg Events and Entertainment

or the ShowMe Rustenburg Facebook page and be informed of bands & gigs, wine & dine-, musical-, sporting events, live shows, markets and Festivals.

Night at the movies

Ster Kinekor usually releases great family movies during the holidays.
For movies showing at Ster Kinekor Waterfall Mall, trailers and show times, click here.

Visit a neighboring town

Day trips to our neighboring towns is a great idea and we have a few suggestions:

Hartebeespoort:  Aerial Cableway Hartbeespoort, The Elephant sanctuary, Ukutula Lion Lodge,
Welwitschia Country Market.

Hartbeespoort offers a great day out

Pretoria:  Pretoria Zoo or check out events and entertainment in Pretoria.

Magaliesburg:  Maropeng Cradle of Human Kind and Sterkfontein Caves.

Buffelspoort:  ATKV Buffelspoort and more…

Johannesburg:  Monte Casino, North Gate Ice Rink, Johannesburg Zoo

Family fun at home

Games evening – Dust off the favourite board or card games and  play away.  Kids, being addicted to technology, might not be too enthusiastic about the idea, but with everybody’s favourite snacks and drinks they will soon join in the fun.

A family project – decide on a project that will involve the whole family e.g. paint a wall, plant a herb garden, make handmade gifts or garden and home decorations.

Family paint project



Teach your children to “give back” by volunteering.  It is a great way to teach them appreciation and responsibility.  Organizations that might need volunteers:  SPCA Rustenburg and G-Om/Wee Care Rustenburg Project.


Book your accommodation right here on ShowMe.

You can find the top hotels, lodges and Airbnb establishments conveniently placed on the map below. All you need to do is click on the place that’s conveniently located and within your budget and then make a booking. What could be easier?

If the map is not where you want to be, click on the ShowMe Pin and then enter the exact name of the location and the map will adjust accordingly.