Rustenburg, North West Province, South Africa
Rustenburg (meaning 'place of rest'), established in 1851, has gone from church and administrative centre for a farming district producing citrus and tobacco, to the 'Platinum City'. Rustenburg has the 2 largest platinum mines in the world.
The city is nestled in the Magaliesberg mountain range, almost a 100 times older than Mount Everest and nearly half the age of the earth itself. Even though Rustenburg has city status offering much to its visitors, you still get that cosy small town feel.
Not only is the weather wonderful, but bird and antelope species can be seen. Rustenburg also has comprehensive accommodation facilities, catering for conference groups to whole wedding entourages.