Hartbeespoort Dam

The Hartbeespoort Dam is surrounded by the majestic Magaliesberg mountain range and is approximately 45 minutes scenic drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria.  The Hartbeespoort Dam, also known as Harties by the locals is a popular getaway destination for weekends or day trips. 

Water sports will keep you entertained all day long with activities such as parasailing, windsurfing, water and jet skiing.  For the more adventurous visitor, The Hartbeespoort Damoffers hang-gliding, paragliding and hot air ballooning!  If that is not enough to keep you entertained there is also an aquarium, a snake park, private zoo and a cable way.

It is the natural beauty that draws visitors to the dam and is truly a “retreat” for people wanting to get away from the everyday city life that can sometimes drive you a little crazy!

There are a few towns/suburbs of Hartbeespoort Dam that is worth a visit:


Hartbeespoort lies on the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam.  Here visitors have the best of both worlds with the surrounding water and mountains.


Kosmos is a quiet, leafy village with the mountains in the background and the water in the front.  When visiting Kosmos, you can’t help thinking of the Greek Island, with the same name.


Located a few kilometers from Hartbeespoort Dam, Broederstroom lies in the foothills of the Magaliesberg Mountains.  The town offers nature based adventure activities and breathtaking scenic beauty.


The suburb of Ifafi offers tranquility an instant sense of slowing down.  Here one can truly recharge, but you still have access to all the water sports the dam has to offer.


Meerhof lies on the east banks of Hartbeespoort Dam and it promises a lazy weekend away!  But don’t get to comfortable, because Meerhof is a hive of water sport activity over weekends.


Schoemansville is one of the oldest suburbs around Hartbeespoort Dam.  With the Magaliesberg Mountain in the background, and yachts bobbing on the dam, this is an extremely picturesque town!

Magalies Park

Magalies Park lies in the centre of a bird sanctuary and it is mostly a timeshare and golfing estate.  Magalies Park focuses on offering fun for the whole family!

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