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The Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

Rustenburg (Place of rest) is a city in South Africa's North West Province.


Rustenburg was founded in 1851 and is today mostly known for the platinum that is mined there.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Pilanesburg International Airport near Sun City or Rustenburg Airfield do not accept international or national flights. The closest international airport is Johannesburg International and national is Lanseria.

By train[edit]

There are no passenger trains going through Rustenburg. The only trains used are cargo and freight used by the mining and steel industries.

By car[edit]

Follow the N4 West from Pretoria. Note that this is a toll road. Total toll is ZAR 32.00 in April 2010. The R104 is a toll-free alternative which is parallel to the N4 but is narrow and bendy with several stops in between.

By bus[edit]

Last known in 2012 there was still no public transport or public bus route. Although private buses are available if you search the internet.




  • [dead link] Waterfall Shopping Mall (On the N4 just outside town on the road to Pretoria), +27 14 537-3600. Shops shut between 5PM and 8PM. Rustenburg's principal shopping complex is pretty new and shiny and isn't really in Rustenburg at all given its location next to the N4. One highlight is the Cape Town Fish Market. Pick'n'Pay, Game and Woolworths are the anchor tenants.


Many restaurants can be found in the Waterfall Mall, south-east of the city. The choice is large (from fast-food to good quality restaurants) but might have a lack of authenticity.



Stay safe[edit]

During night-life the town centre is sub divided by cultural areas and it is a good idea to ask locals about recommended places. Rustenburg square provides a fairly good all round night out with parking, clubs, pubs and shops in a well lit and maintained area. You can find some of the bigger clubs outskirts of Town, this includes traditional Sokkie Sokkie Dance, Techno Clubs, Gentlemen clubs and Zulu taverns.



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