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I Love Ifafi Because …

Updated Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Hi, I’m Tieka from Cocomo Guesthouse and Conference Centre in Ifafi, Hartbeespoort Dam.

Ifafi IS BEST KNOWN FOR its ideal location in Hartbeespoort. Although Ifafi is extremely close to the CBD and restaurants, it is located next to the dam in a residential area assuring for peacefulness and tranquility. Ifafi is also closely located to Necsa Pelindaba for corporate guests.

Ifafi in Hartbeespoort Dam

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the dam wall. If you are lucky a valve may be open for magnificent photos.

THE BEST scenic sunset PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the cross on Saartjies Nek. The sunset over the dam is a breath taking picture.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT any of the attractions in the area.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO hang around Cocomo’s crystal blue Caribbean swimming pool while sipping on an exquisite cocktail.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S BAD, I LIKE TO visit the tourist attractions in the area, like the elephant sanctuary, snake park, Cradle of Humankind etc.

Ifafi in Hartbeespoort Dam

I THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT IS August to October, BECAUSE you miss the peak season and the weather is perfect without being to warm or to cold.

MY FAVOURITE BREAKFAST SPOT IS Jasmyn Organic Market and Coffee Shop.

FOR LUNCH, I SUGGEST a picnic next to the river at van Gaalen Cheese Farm.

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS The Silver Orange Bistro, TRY THE desert menu of the day.

BEST LATE NIGHT SNACK FROM Steers which is open 24 hours a day or the McDonalds drive through.

At Ifafi in Hartbeespoort Dam

MY FAVOURITE shopping SPOT IS at the Village Mall which is nearby.

FOR A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN TRY the Legends & Co social diner.

IF YOU WANT TO MEET LOCALS, GO TO karaoke at O’Hagins on Friday evenings.

Ifafi’s BEST KEPT SECRET IS the bird breeding sanctuary at the dam.

MY FAVOURITE THING TO DO WITH FRIENDS IS enjoy a night out at one of the many restaurants or pubs.

At Ifafi in Hartbeespoort Dam

FOR SOME LIVE MUSIC, I LIKE TO GO TO Upperdeck Restaurant or Lesedi Cultural Village.

TO RELAX AND RESTORE MY SOUL, I LIKE TO visit the spa at Cocomo Guesthouse for a treatment.

IF YOU’RE FEELING ADVENTUROUS, TRY the zip-line at Ama Zwing Zwing or the canopy tours at Magalies.

MY FAVOURITE DRIVE IS along the Skeerport Road for some scenic countryside or next to the dam at sunset.

MY FAVOURITE souvenir SHOP IS at the Chameleon Village where a variety of arts and crafts can be purchased.

At Ifafi in Hartbeespoort Dam

MY FAVOURITE bird WATCHING SPOT IS on the Snake and Animal Park boat cruise.

IF YOU’RE HERE IN March, JOIN IN THE FUN AT the Om-Die-Dam marathon.

MY FAVOURITE GALLERY IS The Blue Ivy art gallery. CHECK OUT THE variety of displays.

MY FAVOURITE BUILDING IS the arch at the tunnel, FOR ITS historical value and sentiment.

TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN? A FUN OUTING IS to visit the underground museum for kids at Maropeng Centre or to attend a seal show at the Snake and Animal Park where a float frequently goes out on the dam.

At Ifafi in Hartbeespoort Dam

BEST CHEAP AND CHEERFUL OUTING IS having a walk at the dam admiring the view and tranquility.

WHEN MONEY’S NO OBJECT, I LIKE TO take a hot air balloon ride.

THE MOST UNUSUAL THING I SEE HERE IS a fish eagle making circles in the sky.


WHEN I WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, I invite the elderly for tea and scones.

I Love Ifafi Because being situated in Hartbeespoort, it is a close drive from Gauteng – ideal to escape the hectic city buzz. This is the perfect romantic break-away to spoil that loved one or simply to recharge batteries. After your stay at Ifafi, you will feel revived and ready to take on life’s challenges again.

At Ifafi in Hartbeespoort Dam

Useful Ifafi Links

Desirable Digits

Jasmyn Organic Market – +27 (0)12 259 1183
van Gaalen Cheese Farm – +27 (0)12 207-1289
The Silver Orange Bistro – +27 (0)82 378-2948
The Upperdeck Restaurant – +27 (0)12 253-2586
Ama Zwing Zwing – +27 (0)82 803-7731