Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Hartbeespoort Dam (0.9 km from Hartbeespoort)
Offering live reptile shows, reptile viewing and photographic tours the park also houses chimpanzees and a variety of cats. Guests can interact with certain animals. Tea garden offers light snacks.
Hartbeespoort Dam (0.9 km from Hartbeespoort)
Constructed in 1925, Hartbeespoort Dam has become a mecca for water sport enthusiasts and anyone looking for a fun-filled vacation from the city.
Surrounded by the majestic Magaliesberg mountain range, the dam is perfect for para-sailing, windsurfing and jet skiing. More adventurous activities nearby include paragliding, hang-gliding or hot air ballooning. The scenic beauty, fun activities and places of interest makes Hartbeespoort Dam an instant recommendation for every traveller.
Galleries and Museums
Kosmos (2.6 km from Hartbeespoort)
The Chris Tugwell art gallery has opened it's doors in the beautifully quaint village of Kosmos. The original Chris Tugwell gallery has been in existence for over 50 years and spoils with exquisite South African fine art paintings and sculptures.
Hartbeespoort Dam (3.1 km from Hartbeespoort)
Offering amazing views of Magaliesberg, Hartbeespoort Dam and the surrounding area, the 'Harties Cableway' is worth a whirl.
The recently revamped cableway provides an ideal family day trip with lots to do at the base station and at the top. Kids can wander along the Dassie Loop walkway or play in the KidZone. Restaurants, fast food stalls and a bar are on site, as are picturesque seating areas and bomas.
Hartbeespoort Dam (3.8 km from Hartbeespoort)
Excellent design and good maintenance makes Pecanwood Golf & Country Club a challenging course for golfers to enjoy.
This is a lovely 18-hole parklands course, with strategically placed hazards and obstacles, creating an interesting play for golfing enthusiast. The club house itself is rather interesting and features extensive facilities including a heath spa, gymnasium, large swimming pool and tennis courts.
Hartbeespoort Dam (4.9 km from Hartbeespoort)
Jasmyn Farm Stall stocks an impressive selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese and dairy produce, rusks, biltong, nuts, dried fruit, juice, honey and imported treats such as salty black liquorice.
There is a Dutch-style windmill next-door that houses a restaurant named The Windmill, so you can’t miss it.
Hartbeespoort Dam (5.6 km from Hartbeespoort)
Come and enjoy an extreme jet boat ride with Water Freaks at Hartbeespoort Dam.
You'll cruise for 20 minutes aboard a 430-horsepower jet boat in the majestic setting of the Magaliesburg mountains. The boat can reach speeds up to 90 km per hour. If the 360-degree spins executed by the driver don’t leave you breathless, the scenery will.
Speed boat and tube rides are also available if you're keen.
Hartbeespoort Dam (7.4 km from Hartbeespoort)
The Elephant Sanctuary offers an exciting elephant experience. Here you can walk trunk-in-hand with four Africa elephants and hand-in-hand with a child or loved one.
They offer an exclusive, 'hands-on' educationally oriented experience where you can learn more about elephant habits, behaviour, different personalities and anatomy through up-close and personal interaction. You will also get an opportunity to touch, brush down and feed these magnificent animals.
Hartbeespoort Dam (7.9 km from Hartbeespoort)
Walk through an indigenous forest on elevated wooden walkways and see a variety of exotic monkeys in an exquisite natural environment. Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary takes in rescued primates that have been raised as pets or have been bred or imported for the pet trade. Their mission is to rehabilitate them for relocation to an environment that is natural to them and where they can lead normal, happy, and productive lives.Need to know? All tours are structured and guided - perfect for family, corporate and educational outings.
Brits (8.2 km from Hartbeespoort)
Established in 1971, the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre mission is to ensure the long-term survival of the cheetah, wild dog, and other wild animals in general. By embarking on a tour, you will help fund this noble initiative.
The centre arranges various tours to suit your taste, including game drives and close-up feeding tours.
Broederstroom (9.1 km from Hartbeespoort)
Go zwinging near the Hartbeespoort Dam with Ama Zwing Zwing and your kids!
Embark on an airborne adventure of sliding along steel cables while watching the wildlife below. Seven exhilarating slides take you on a 1.3 km journey in the sky. Enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding Magaliesberg Mountains and the Crocodile River.
Ama Zwing Zwing Zip Lines offers unbeatable fun for two hours at Amanzingwe Lodge. The package is inclusive of refreshments and a light lunch.
+27 (0) 82 803 7731
Hennops River (9.7 km from Hartbeespoort)
Phaladingwe Nature Trail is a circular 6.8 km day walk close to Johannesburg. The trail passes the Broederstroom hills and the Crocodile River. Lovely views along the trail. Birds and animals to be seen.
Open every day between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm
Four By Four Trails
Hartbeespoort Dam (10.1 km from Hartbeespoort)
De Wildt 4x4 is the perfect terrain for 4x4 enthusiasts. It is situated between Pretoria North, Hartbeespoort and Brits. De Wildt 4x4 Game Park has plenty wildlife for travellers to spot while on the trail. The trail is in a mountainous and rugged terrain. 4x4 drivers can test their vehicles before entering the game park.
The trail is 14 km and takes 2 to 3 hours to complete. It is a self-drive route where a low range, high clearance 4x4 or 2x4 vehicle is required. The trail can be accesses all year round and is graded between 2 and 5.
Hartbeespoort Dam (11 km from Hartbeespoort)
Tee off on stunning greens next to the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam with sweeping views of the foothills of the Magaliesberg. Magalies Park Golf Course is an 18-hole course designed by Loutjie van Aswegen. Here, the total length of the course is a mens 5 864m and a ladies 5 001m.
The course rating for men is 72 and for ladies is 70. While the course may not be very long, it does not however mean that the golfer can take out his driver and play to his heart's content. A number of small trees have been strategically placed and although there are few water holes and no bunkers this is not a course for the faint-hearted, making for a challenging game of golf any day.
Interesting holes are the par 4 8th, and the par 4 12th stroke five, which is one of the most attractively designed holes on the course. At the clubhouse, a Pro Shop is made available for all your golfing needs, golf cards and club hire. Lessons are available on request.
When the going gets tough take a break and grab a light meal and refreshments at the 'Barn Owl' Halfway House, the 'Loeries Flight' takeaway and the 'Albatross' Halfway House.
Broederstroom (12.2 km from Hartbeespoort)
Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural Village offers the opportunity of experiencing the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa. Located in the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the village is only a 45-minute drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria.The multi-cultural village features five traditional homesteads each inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes that live according to the tribal folklore and traditions of its ancestors.The Zulus with their sticks and cosy beehive huts, the Xhosa with their perfectly thatched rondawels and distinctive white blankets, the Pedi with their rhythmic drums and whistles, the conical straw hats and brightly coloured blankets of the Basotho and the Ndebele with their beautifully painted homes will reveal a way of life not readily encountered in the South African urban centres.Rooms are built in the traditional style but with modern conveniences, enabling guests to stay overnight to experience the lifestyle of a traditional rural African family without forfeiting comfort.Meals are a culinary feast and are enjoyed in a stylish decorated restaurant offering an exotic buffet serving ethnic dishes and a carvery.Special cultural programmes consisting of an audio-visual presentation on the history and origins of the various ethnic groups, guided tours and tribal dance displays, introducing guests to the multi-cultural lifestyle of the inhabitants of Lesedi.Enjoy the spirit of Ubuntu at this unique cultural venue where the music, song and warmth of Africa’s hospitality await you and the crafts and lifestyle of her people will enthral you.Nyama Choma Resaurant is divided into three sections. 'South Africa' has murals reflecting the nine tribes of South Africa. 'East Africa' features murals of the Masai, the statusque people of the East. 'North Africa – The Serengeti' offers the Nile Room, where you sit crossed legged on floor cushions at low tables and smoke hubbly-bubbly’s! The Fundudzi bar is situated next to the restaurant where overnight guests can relax.After a fun-filled day, rest your head in one of five traditional homesteads where families of the Pedi, Sotho, Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele live in the traditional rural way, all nestling in pristine Bushveld.Additional guestrooms for each village have been constructed in the five homesteads offering the unique opportunity of staying with a traditional rural African family – however, all home comforts have been catered for. These include cosy beds and beautiful en suite bathrooms, equipped with all modern conveniences.The Monati (lunch) and Boma (dinner) cultural experiences are two and a half hour programs starting at 11:30am and 16:30pm. Guests are taken to the Ndebele village where a welcome by all the people of Lesedi takes place. The program begins with a multi-visual presentation on the history and origins of today’s rainbow nation, followed by a guided tour of the five homesteads. Guests are escorted to the Boma for traditional singing and dancing – a very participative affair!