Hartbeespoort Dam, including Skeerpoort and Maanhaarrand, is an area situated in the Bojanala region of the North West. It is located near Johannesburg and Pretoria for tourists who would like to visit the area. Hartbeespoort Dam is the principal water recreation area of the Northern district of Gauteng and is just South of the Magaliesburg range. The Dam wall was constructed in 1925. Its current capacity is 205 million cubic metres and its shoreline, when full, is about 56km.
This area is a very popular tourist destination because of its many hiking trails, bird sanctuaries and other outdoor activities. The name of the dam is Afrikaans for “pass of the hartebeest” (antelope) and the village of Hartbeespoort is laid out near the dam.
Being the focal point for tourism in the area, Hartbeespoort Dam offers a wonderful spectrum of tourist accommodation. There are bed and breakfasts, lodges, resorts, caravan and camping sites and self-catering units available. There is an array of activities, especially outdoor, available including the Snake and Animal Park - which is a must-see for the whole family. Some of the many wonderful animals to see include – snakes, Kalahari lions, tigers, jaguars, panthers, reptiles and seals.
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The Hartbeespoort Dam area has a very successful business community thanks to it being a popular choice for holiday vacations. There are many local products, souvenirs, shops, stalls and interesting restaurants to choose from. Add your own free business listing OR Contact Us if you would like a Full (paid) business listing.