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Hartbeespoort Dam

Hartbeespoort Dam Information on accommodation, activities in Hartbeespoort Dam, North West, South Africa, www.hartbeespoort-dam.co.za

A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses in Hartbeespoort Dam, South Africa

 

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. Take a look at our accommodation section and find the perfect place for you!  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.

Other Things to do in Hartbeespoort Dam include:

  • African Water Safari
  • Elephant Sanctuary
  • Magalies Park
  • Makalani Bird Sanctuary
  • Places of Historical Interest
  • Van Gaalen se Kaasmakerij (Cheese Factory)

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. Contact Us if you would like a Full (paid) business listing.

Enjoy a "Romantic Weekend Away at Hartbeespoort Dam", or join in the many events that take place here.

 

Ultimate solo traveler's itinerary for Hartbeespoort Dam: Top 10 experiences

 

  • Cableway Ride and Panoramic Views: Begin your journey with a scenic cableway ride to the summit of the Magaliesberg Mountains. Marvel at breathtaking panoramic views of Hartbeespoort Dam and its surrounding landscape, providing the perfect backdrop for unforgettable memories.

 

  • Hartbeespoort Dam Boat Cruise: Embark on a leisurely boat cruise across the tranquil waters of Hartbeespoort Dam. Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature as you glide past majestic cliffs and lush greenery, with opportunities to spot local wildlife along the shoreline.

 

  • Hiking Trails in the Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve: For the adventurous soul, explore the extensive network of hiking trails within the Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve. Encounter diverse flora and fauna while traversing rugged terrain, offering a sense of solitude and connection with nature.

 

  • Visit the Elephant Sanctuary: Experience a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with these gentle giants at the Elephant Sanctuary. Interact with rescued elephants in a responsible and ethical manner, gaining insight into their behavior and conservation efforts.

 

  • Explore the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre: Delve into the world of Africa's fastest land mammal at the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre. Witness these magnificent predators up close and learn about the center's conservation initiatives aimed at protecting these endangered species.

 

  • Hartbeespoort Dam Snake and Animal Park: Unleash your inner wildlife enthusiast at the Hartbeespoort Dam Snake and Animal Park. Encounter a diverse array of reptiles, mammals, and birds indigenous to South Africa, offering an educational and immersive experience.

 

  • Artisanal Markets and Craft Shops: Indulge in a shopping spree at artisanal markets and craft shops dotted around Hartbeespoort Dam. Discover unique handcrafted souvenirs, artwork, and locally sourced products, supporting the vibrant community of artisans.

 

  • Hot Air Balloon Safari: Take to the skies on a thrilling hot air balloon safari, offering a bird's-eye view of Hartbeespoort Dam and its picturesque surroundings. Drift serenely above the landscape as the rising sun casts its golden glow upon the earth below.

 

  • Water Sports and Adventure Activities: Satisfy your craving for adrenaline-pumping thrills with a variety of water sports and adventure activities. From jet skiing and parasailing to zip-lining and quad biking, there's no shortage of excitement to be found.

 

  • Sunset Dining Cruises: Wind down your day with a romantic sunset dining cruise on Hartbeespoort Dam. Savor delectable cuisine and fine wines as the sun dips below the horizon, painting the sky in a kaleidoscope of colors and creating memories to last a lifetime.

 

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