Rustenburg was founded in 1851 and is today mostly known for the platinum that is mined there.
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.
There are no passenger trains going through Rustenburg. The only trains used are cargo and freight used by the mining and steel industries.
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.
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] Kgaswane Mountain Reserve, ☏ , fax: , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Lots of sable antelope and popular hiking venue. R20.00 per adult, R10 per child.
- SkyDive Rustenburg - based at Rustenburg Airfield. Enjoy a scenic flight over Rustenburg and the Magaliesberg on the climb to 12 000ft, 40 seconds in freefall attached to a tandem master, and a 5 minute parachute ride back to earth. SkyDive Rustenburg +27 (0)79 345 7058 SkyDive.Rustenburg@gmail.com
- [dead link] Waterfall Shopping Mall (On the N4 just outside town on the road to Pretoria), ☏ . 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.
- [dead link] Kedar Country Hotel, fax: , ✉ email@example.com.
- Kettle Guest Lodge, Donkerhoek (Drive North on N4 and take last (Single) West exit. You will KettleGuestLodge sign), ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Road Lodge, Cnr Howick & Magaliesburg Rd, ☏ , fax: , ✉ email@example.com. From R335 per person sharing.
- [dead link] Rusthaven B&B, ☏ , fax: , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Symphony Guesthouse, Plot 17, Waterfall East, ☏ . Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 11AM. 7 en-suite bedrooms with mini-bar and tea and coffee trays. This rustic, characterful lodge offers a country, homely relaxation, back-to-nature experience.
- [dead link] Woodridge Palms Boutique Hotel, Woodstock Swartruggens (near Koster Dam), ☏ . Check-in: 12 noon, check-out: 10AM. An oasis in the African bushveld, this private boutique hotel offers secluded comfort and in-obtrusive service. from R1.080.
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.