The Cultural Heartland is known for its abundant mining and farming. Activities include agricultural tours to working farms and industrial tours to the collieries and steel manufacturing plants.
History enthusiasts will enjoy the Boer War Route leading through the area. There are plenty of fascinating relics from this bloody period to look at.
The region is well known for the vibrant house painting, beadwork and crafts of the Ndebele people. These are on display at cultural villages like Kwaggafontein, Matibidi, Waterval and Twoline.
Here community tourism is on the rise, allowing visitors to enjoy authentic South African rural life.
Stop by the village of Botshabelo, where the Bible was translated for the first time from English into Ndebele.
Loskop Dam has a catchment area of 3 540 square kilometers and the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve is the ideal area to go game viewing by boat.
The massive Witbank Dam offers many activities including parasailing, windsurfing and skiing, for the watersport fanatic.