Focus Hartbeespoort, North West, South Africa

The Hartbeespoort Dam, surrounded by the majesty of the Magaliesberg mountain range, is a popular destination for weekend getaways or day trips. All water sportsmay be enjoyed including para-sailing, windsurfing, water and jet skiing.

For the more adventurous the Dam offers paragliding, hang-gliding or hot air ballooning.

There is an aquarium, private zoo, a snake park and a cable way. Or, explore and discover the scenic beauty, entertaining attractions, fun activities & places of interest of this wonderful land.

The village of Hartbeespoort is situated along the shores of the dam, among undulating hills and panoramic views on the dam and the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains.

Enjoy the tranquility of the hills and valleys, the scenic drives, challenging hikes and gentle rambles on offer.

Also of interest is the Crocodile Ramble, an arts and crafts route with day visitor and overnight facilities.

The Heritage Route starts at the dam, going north to the Pilanesberg National Park and on to the Madikwe Game Reserve in the north.

Activities

African Water Safari
Enjoy lunch while cruising across the dam in this floating restaurant.

Cheese Factory
Sample some local concoctions at this factory located in Skeerpoort.

Hans Kretschmer
Exclusive woodwork an handcrafted sword sticks.

Hartbeespoort Cableway
A magnificent view awaits those who take this cable car to the top of the Magaliesberg.

Hartbeespoort Snake & Animal Park
A rewarding close up encounter with nature.

South East Harbour Development
Consisting of two restaurants - Dockers and the open-air Fisherman's Arms.

Tan' Malie se Winkel
A local institution, near the dam wall, offering everything dainty and artistic.

Magalies Park
An all-encompassing venue for outdoor activities, offering a restaurant, golf course, tennis courts, sauna and canoeing.

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