10 things to do at Hartbeespoort dam in South Africa

Hartbeespoort dam is only a 40min drive from Johannesburg and full of great tourist attractions. From arts & crafts to unique restaurants by the dam, Harties is the ideal getaway for people looking to for a city breakaway. When you go to Hartbeespoort dam, make sure you get a chance to see the following:

  • The dam – this beautiful dam is surrounded by the Magaliesburg Mountains and filled with small boats. Ideal for water sports and relaxed fishing trips.
  • The elephant sanctuary – see the African elephants at the elephant sanctuary. Go on one of the walks where you can touch and feed the elephants.

  • Van Gaalen Cheese making tour – see how cheese is made and have a country style lunch on the Van Gaalen Cheese making tour.

  • Welwitschia country market – arts, crafts, jewellery, clothes and more! This market will keep you busy for quite a long day so be sure to wear comfortable shoes!

  • Cableway at the Magaliesburg Mountain – the Magaliesburg cableway experience is a must-do for anyone visiting Hartbeespoort dam.

  • Houseboats – There are many houseboat cruises that you and your family can book to spend a couple of days on the water.

  • Air-ballooning – Glide over the beautiful Hartbeespoort dam and Magaliesburg Mountains to see one of the most popular tourist towns from up above!
  • Snake-park – Take the kids to spend a day at the snake-park and see all South Africa’s reptiles.

  • Hartbeespoortdam Aquarium – Everything from fish to seals and crocodiles can be seen at the aquarium, situated on the eastern side of the dam.

  • Play golf – The Peacanwood Estate is one of the best golf courses in South Africa so be sure to book your round of golf.

Where to stay when you come to Hartbeespoort

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