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By TRAVEL AND LEISURE, with Philani Dlamini | Sep 26, 2011 | COMMENTS [ 56 ]

Celebs offer you the best hang-out spots in their home provinces. This time, it's Bonang talking up the North West

SHE has done it all. Mafikeng born and bred, Bonang Matheba, aka Queen Bee, is an SABC1 presenter, YFM DJ, fashion designer, model, actress, Face of Gert Johan Coetzee Couture, Peugeot ambassador and the Face of Diva Divine Hair ... the list goes on. She was also the first local woman to make the cover of Cleo magazine.

What do you like about North West?

The people, the culture and the language. It is home, always will be and that's where my heart is.

Which are your favourite restaurants in North West and why?

I'm very fond of any restaurant that sells authentic traditional food. There are plenty of restaurants like that in Rustenburg.

I don't have one particular restaurant that stands out for me.

Your favourite nightspot in North West and why?

I once hosted an event at Silhouette, situated in the entertainment centre at Sun City. The service was great, the atmosphere incredible and ,above all, we "walked" back to our hotel rooms.

Where do you shop when you are there and why?

Well, in Mafikeng, for a very long time Mega City used to be the only place to shop. But new shopping centres have popped up in and around Mmabatho.

Favourite hotel or B&B in North West and why?

The Palms Bed and Breakfast in Mafikeng is beautiful. One of the best B&Bs I've ever been to.

What makes North West great?

The platinum, the weather, we have the BEST resort in the world, Sun City, and the fact that it's home to so many talented people in the entertainment industry. It is the breeding ground of all things GREAT!!

Where do you chill with your friends when in North West?

I'm usually home, but Mafikeng hosts amazing events such as the Sixties and so on. The entire town erupts when it's party season.

What's your favourite shisa nyama in North West?

Trendsetter's in Unit 2 is not so much a shisa nyama as it is a "chill spot". I haven't been there in a while, but that's where I'd hang out with my friends.

Where would you go for entertainment as a tourist in North West?

Sun City, and to relax, the Pilanesberg National Park.

What are the essential places to go to if you only have a weekend to visit here?

Sun City, Pilanesberg National Park and Hartebeespoort Dam.

What's your favourite place to go to for a quiet meal with your family?

The Ivory Tree Lodge has a wonderful restaurant, situated in the middle of the bush veld. It's incredible.

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i luv u baby

Oct 01, 2011 4:2 | 0 replies

clee
a ware ke sthalala heheheeh kgale ke sa utlwi motho a dirisa lefoko leo

Sep 26, 2011 10:52 | 0 replies

cold
hartebeespoort dam,,ha ha ha ukhuluma amasimba,that place is not in north west,,we can say maybe ke brits,,15km from attradgeville,,,infact there is nothing amusing in north west,,,PAKISHAN PAKISHAN PAKISHAN ZIPH IZIKHWAMA
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O stlaela mfana,Brits and Hartebees ke North West,becuase it is not far from PTA u think it is not NW?kwaaaa,o stlaela,sthalala,mshishi,stupd Man

Sep 26, 2011 10:50 | 0 replies

cold

wer is it? if it is not in NORTH WEST? do not use your stubbonness wer it is not needed SOMANDLA

Sep 26, 2011 10:38 | 0 replies

hartebeespoort dam,,ha ha ha ukhuluma amasimba,that place is not in north west,,we can say maybe ke brits,,15km from attradgeville,,,infact there is nothing amusing in north west,,,PAKISHAN PAKISHAN PAKISHAN ZIPH IZIKHWAMA

Sep 26, 2011 10:22 | 0 replies

@maezisto, ke raete rra, how was ur weekend?

Sep 26, 2011 10:20 | 0 replies

maezie-oops maezisto lol -When did you call me?O mmaka wena.O tlaba strong,check your inbox.

Sep 26, 2011 10:19 | 0 replies

Have to differ with a lot of u guys..I don't like her. her voice irritates me so much. she's too fake for my liking....

Sep 26, 2011 10:17 | 0 replies

Galfrend-please dont start with me its maezizsto not maezie and im not grand you didnt answer my calls why mara?

Sep 26, 2011 10:16 | 0 replies

Mornachies, We only had one famous person in Bolobedu and that was Peta Teanet. gonabjale rena le bo Malo le bo Teddy who are trying to claim fame ye e lego gore its far from them.

May be if you guys can reccomend JONNY BOY. Not sure about his music.

Sep 26, 2011 10:16 | 0 replies

maezie-o grand?

Sep 26, 2011 10:12 | 0 replies