Hartbeespoort Dam Adventures and fun things to do!
Hartbeespoort is a popular weekend getaway for many in the North West and Gauteng provinces. The town is built on the slopes of the Magaliesberg overlooking the Hartbeespoort Dam - a beautiful 20km square body of water. This little town gives South Africa’s landlocked city folks an easy escape to the joys of boats and fishing, water sports, the smell of sunblock and braai smoke and endless sunshiney days. But beyond the water you will find many other exciting adventures. Head into the craggy heart of the Magaliesberg Mountains and go abseiling, walk with elephants or catch a ride on the Aerial Cableway all in one day. Hartbeespoort gives visitors a destination that is holiday-resort-alpine-safari vibe all in one go.
Day trips with the family are also quite doable; it’s only an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and 30 minutes from Pretoria. You can be fighting rush hour traffic in Sandton one moment and showing off your big floppy sun hat on a boat cruise the next.
The town has an arty side to it too. It’s home to many creatives and hosts music festivals and craft markets. Excellent eateries, some producing their own craft beer, are also adding to the appeal of Harties as a holiday destination.