The Bophirima (Western) Region is the largest region in the province and its main economic activity is agriculture. The region includes Taung, where one of the world’s most significant archaeological discoveries was made – namely the skull of the Taung child. Time did not bring much modernisation to this particular area and, in many instances, people still maintain a lifestyle similar to that of their ancestors.

It therefore offers the visitor an invaluable opportunity to get closer to nature and to retreat for a while into the past. The region lies 1 200 m above sea level and is dry, sunny and very hot in summer. Apart from Taung, visitors are also attracted by the presence of Anglo-Boer War sites, 4 x 4 trails, as well as by bird viewing and game viewing opportunities.