Greater Taung Local Municipality is the fourth-largest local municipality in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality in the North West Province. The municipality is one of six local municipalities in the district and covers an area of 5 639km. It is a Category B municipality with a collective system.
The main towns in the municipal area are Taung, Reivilo and Pudimoe. The municipal area is predominantly rural and contains 106 widely scattered villages. Since this is a rural municipality, Greater Taung Local Municipality faces some developmental challenges.
However, Greater Taung has a rich heritage that visitors can explore. The area also has a strong agricultural significance in the South African economy. The Taung Skull Heritage Route is a fascinating journey of discovery. The route follows an area in which early man once lived, and it has many sites that show us the existence and evolution of our ancient ancestors. Spanning more than 45km, the route includes several natural wonders, such as Thomeng (an unusual limestone waterfall) and Blue Pools (a collection of rock pools, streams and caves in a valley). It was at the limestone diggings on this route, at the old Buxton quarry in 1924, that the lime-encrusted skull of a child was found. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a monument has been put in place to mark the discovery.
The Taung Dam is also a popular picnic spot for local citizens, and it is widely used for fishing competitions. It is also one of very few dams in the country with Yellow fish. Other places to visit in Greater Taung are the three-star Taung Hotel on the N18, the Mmabana Cultural Centre, Dinkgwaneng (an area with a rich Batswana history) and the Reivilo Golf Course that includes a wedding and conference centre.