Hartbeespoort Dam Adventures

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…

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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.  

Hartbeespoort Dam Adventures

Abseiling

Abseiling in Hartbeespoort, South Africa - One of the many activities available in Harties. With the craggy Magaliesberg Mountain at its doorstep, Hartbeespoort Dam has the perfect environment for a range of mountain sport. It is a well-known climbing destination and the rock and topography...

Airboat Rides

Airboat Rides in Hartbeespoort, South Africa. If you’re staying in Harties and gazing at that refreshing expanse of blue water everyday think about taking an exhilarating boat ride and explore the dams 56 kilometres of shoreline and even venture up the Crocodile River. Airboats are those...

Boat Trips

Boat Trips in Hartbeespoort, South Africa. A trip to Harties in the North west Province would not be complete without a boat cuise. After all this little town sprung up because of the dam which was built across the Crocodile River in the 1920’s. Quite quickly this glinting expanse of water,...

Driver Training

Driver training Hartbeespoort Dam, North West. Perhaps not what you’d traditionally do on a holiday or getaway. A driving course fits Dirty Boots’ profile as an exciting, adventurous thing to do, but more importantly it’s an activity that will provide a skill that will facilitate...

Elephant Experience

Elephant Experience in Hartbeespoort, South Africa. One of the most profound animal-human encounters is possible in Harties, an experience that will delight visitors - local and international alike. World Wildlife fund members, Adam’s and McShane wrote “No other species carries as much symbolic...

Horse Riding

Horse Riding in Hartbeespoort, (Harties) South Africa. Hartbeespoort Dam offers a wide array of horse-riding out rides. Head up the foothills of the Magaliesberg Mountains, allowing your nimble and experienced steed to negotiate rocky ridges for magnificent views of the surrounding grasslands....

Hot-Air Ballooning

Hot-Air Ballooning in Hartbeespoort, South Africa. Pretty much the gold standard of location choice for proposals and other romantic celebrations, a hot air balloon ride is a flight of grand proportions. A balloon ride near Harties gives you access to the wide beautiful views of the Magaliesberg Range...

Motorcycle Tours

Motorcycle Tours in Hartbeespoort Dam. Herewith a list of Motorcycle Touring companies and rentals in Hartbeespoort Dam – Dirty Boots

Paragliding

Paragliding in Hartbeespoort, South Africa.  If you’re smitten by your first flight, lessons are available. Your instructors are highly skilled paragliding pilots with many flights under their belts. Being close to Johannesburg and Pretoria, Harties is a convenient location for learning...

Quad Biking

Quad Biking in Hartbeespoort, South Africa. Explore classic South African bushveld and the foothills of the Magaliesberg Mountains near Harties on quad bikes, navigating rocky trails and experiencing all the excitement of off-road driving in a beautiful setting. You won’t be leaving anyone...