Tourism at Moses Kotane Local Municipality


The Pilanesberg Nature Reserve and the Sun City / Lost City Complex are the main tourist attraction centres in Moses Kotane.

Apart from these, there are a number of smaller isolated nature reserves like the Madikwe, Impala, Kwa Maritane, Manyane and Bakgatla Game Reserves .These nature reserves are actively utilized through activities such as game lodges, walking trails, holiday resorts, game hunting, etc. Other tourism facilities comprise of the Molatedi Dam, Madikwe Dam, the Roodeval Farm where there are rock paintings, and the Kolotwane River Valley near Silwerkraans.

Furthermore, the proposed Pilanesberg / Madikwe Corridor (Heritage Park) represents a major new tourism imitative within Moses Kotane. This initiative has the potential to act as a catalyst for greater economic investment in the municipality. As part of awareness creation of this project, Heritage Park Walk event is organised annually. The walk usually starts from Pilanesberg National Park and end at Madikwe Game Reserve. This annual event takes place during the first week of June, as per practice, and includes World Environment Day. The event also seeks to attract participants from all-over the country to take part in the event as a way of creating awareness beyond the affected communities.

pilanesberg Nature Reserve Bird

The Moses Kotane area is strategically located in terms of important provincial tourism routes and is ideally positioned to benefit from provincial tourism activities and initiatives. The area is directly influenced by two of the primary provincial tourism nodes in the NW Province i.e. the Sun City complex and the Pilanesberg National Park. The Sun City complex is situated adjacent to Pilanesberg National Park and consists of several Hotels, an artificial beach with a water adventure park, several conference centres, adult entertainment centers and a golf courses. Sun City has evolved from a resort targeting the domestic gaming market to an integrated resort servicing a high number of high yield markets.

Several high profile events are regularly hosted at Sun City and include events such as the Nedbank Million Dollar Golf Challenge and regular performances of several international celebrities have performed at the Sun City Superbowl. The artificial beach and water adventure park is a main attraction in various tourist events such as beach parties, the hosting of beauty pageants and surfing competitions. Sun City attracts more than a million visitors and Pilanesberg National Park more than 350,000 visitors a year.