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Rustenburg is a large town situated at the foot of the Magalies mountain range in the North West province of South Africa. Just outside the town are the largest platinum mines in the world and the largest platinum refinery, which processes about 70% of the world's platinum.

The Rustenburg Local Municipality has a population of about 400 000 and is centrally located within the North West province and is easily accessible from major South African urban centres.

The town will host Cote D’Ivoire, Tunisia, Algeria and Togo.

The stadium: Royal Bafokeng Stadium

The stadium was built and is managed by the Royal Bafokeng Nation. It is used as the home stadium for Premier Soccer League club Platinum Stars.

The stadium will host Group D matches and a quarter final match.

The stadium seats 42 000 spectators.


The Africa Cup of Nations 2013 takes place during the months of January and February 2013. Rustenburg is will be sunny and hot. Remember to pack your floppy sun-hats, plenty of sunscreen, flip flops and light clothes.


Rustenburg has a wide range of accommodation offerings, from star-graded B&B’s and guesthouses to luxury hotels. Sun City nearby boasts a choice of star-graded hotels as well as chalets.

To get a list of star -graded accommodation in Rustenburg please visit the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa www.tourismgrading.co.za.

Palace of the Lost City

Things to do in Rustenburg

Rustenburg is a great springboard to visit the excellent attractions of the North West province. Close by you’ll find the magnificent Magaliesberg mountain range, Hartbeespoort Dam, Sun City (known as the Las Vegas of South Africa) and the Valley of the Waves, and the well-stocked Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

How to get here

The local Pilanesburg International Airport is the by-air gateway to Rustenburg, though many people prefer to get there by coach or car, travelling on the N4 highway from Johannesburg.

To find out more contact:
Rustenburg Municipality
PO Box 16, Rustenburg, 0300
Tel: +27 14 590-3485
Fax: +27 14 590-3003

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