Initially, you could be forgiven for not crediting Rustenburg with the best social offerings for an eager tourist, but don't be fooled. There is more to this city than meets the eye.
While the majestic Sun City is clearly a must-see destination, if you look beyond the obvious, its mountainous landscape is a joy to experience.
After breakfast, take a drive to Hartebeesport where you can start your day in a truly refreshing, meditative appreciation of nature as the sun rises.
At midday, after dining in one of the city's popular eateries, such as News Cafe or The Fish Inn, you can take a walk to the Paul Kruger Museum and take some time to learn about the history of the area [Rustenburg is the third oldest city in north west South Africa].
Once the night falls, prepare to party in true African style. Instead of spending time in nightclubs, why not venture in more traditional taverns in which you can treat yourself to authentic African cuisine and not least of all experience the wonderful company of the locals? Some of the best places include Mike's Tavern, Joe's Taverns, Lucky's Tavern and Ivory Pot.
Before you know it, your first day will be over, and the next set to begin, and it will be a challenge to fit all the exciting possibilities into such a short timeframe.
If you don't have time to travel to the Platinum mines, a key fixture in Rustenburg's history and currently processing 70 per cent of the world's platinum, then take this day to visit Predator's World. Afterwards, time permitting of course, take 15 minutes to drive to the breathtaking Sun City to enjoy the finest sights that nature has to offer.