Restaurants are hard to come by in Brits, besides the hotel restaurants and the popular South African chains like Spur and Wimpy. However, when travelling, even just for a day or weekend, we want to try something new. This restaurant and equestrian centre certainly fits the bill. The beautiful venue serves up tasty and fresh comfort food. Sit back, enjoy a good burger and milkshake all the while being surrounded by the proud and majestic horses.
Contact details: 071 658 7993 | 1 Rutgersweg, Brits, North West
This is another unique Brits offering. This restaurant space came from an old converted railway station that used to be a vegetable trading spot. Now it offers a unique restaurant displaying antiques from a bygone era. They pride themselves on the "local is lekker" motto, only using vegetables, chicken and meat from local farmers and suppliers. Try an indulgent burger or schnitzel and browse through their country store. While the antiques are not for sale, they do make an entertaining and educational pastime. You can also stock up on homemade delicacies like rusks and jam.
Stay The Night
Palm Swift Luxury Accommodation offers 22 rooms with amenities such as air conditioning, flat screen TVs, DSTV, kettles, hairdryers and mini bars. The resort also offers breakfast on the terrace, a luxury pool area and a conference room. This is the place to stay if you want to stay in affordable luxury while being treated like a VIP guest.
Huddled between Brits and Hartebeestpoort, this resort and private game reserve offers quality accommodation. The fully furnished four and six bedroom chalets are clustered together in different camps named after specific animals. This resort offers a restaurant, mini golf course, several pools, a teenage game room, playground, sporting facilities, supertube, bar and chess. But we love to spend time hiking and bike riding along the various paths while viewing their selected game which includes giraffe, zebra, dassies, squirrels, hares, eland, kudu, waterbuck, a variety of birds and the newly acquired sables.
Platinum Island Resort
Both entertainment and accommodation, Platinum Island Resort is the North West's very own inland beach. They offer a baby pool, kiddies play park, main pool, outdoor chess, putt-putt, volleyball courts, braai facilities, coffee shop and restaurant. And they offer two, three and four sleeper rooms as well as breakfast, lunch, dinner and buffet meals per order. They also offer late arrival accommodation, in case your day trip in Brits turns into a weekend trip at the last minute.
Borakalalo National Park
Brits is mostly made up of farms and private game resorts, so naturally most of the entertainment in Brits centres around nature and wildlife. One such place is Borakalalo National Park. This game reserve, surrounding the Klipvoor Dam, is a place where one can relax, taking leisurely strolls around the conservation area. It features over 350 species of birds, antelope, giraffes, white rhinos and leopards among other mammals on the 13 000 ha of woodland and bushveld. One can also spend the day fishing for carp, bream, barbel and yellowfish, or simply enjoy a peaceful picnic or relaxed braai.
Contact details: 012 729 4101 | Brits, Jericho, 0189 | [email protected] | http://www.tourismnorthwest.co.za/borakalalo-national-park
The Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre
The Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre is based on a conservation project. They aim to preserve and protect cheetahs and wild dogs. The centre offers patrons the chance to view cheetah runs, guided tours, walking tours and school tours. However they do not offer any ambassador experiences to the public as they will not compromise the health and safety of the animals in their centre in any way.
Hartebeespoort is right next door to Brits and it would be a shame to miss out on all the fun activities this unique town has to offer. If you are spending a weekend in Brits, why not take the scenic route home through the majestic Hartes and explore all it has to offer? Check out this article to find all the worthwhile spots to visit.