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A Visit to the Hartbeespoort Dam in the North West Province

Updated Monday, 18 April 2022

Surrounded by the majesty of the Magaliesberg mountain range, Hartbeespoort Dam is situated in the North West Province of South Africa. The village of Hartbeespoort is situated along the shores of the well known Hartbeespoort Dam. This spectacular dam is a popular destination for weekend getaways or day trips.

The Harbeespoort Dam was constructed in 1925 and currently boasts a capacity of 205 million cubic metres and its shoreline, when full, is approximately 56km! These awesome characteristics allow for all thrilling watersport adventures to be enjoyed here including parasailing, windsurfing, water and jet skiing and so much more.

Hartbeespoort is situated among undulating hills and panoramic views of the dam as well as the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains can be experienced here. The beauty, tranquility and attractions here entice people from all over to enjoy its spectacular terrains.

Hartbeespoort Dam

Visit Hartbeespoort Dam and explore other attractions in Hartbeespoort that include the aquarium, private zoo, a snake park as well as a cable way. The Hartbeespoort Aquarium is one of the largest in Africa and sure to be an unforgettable experience. Also of interest is the Crocodile Ramble, an arts and crafts route with day visitor and overnight facilities.

Hartbeespoort is well known as the Place of Beauty and Pleasure and for good reason. Enjoy the tranquility of the hills and valleys as well as the exquisite surrounds.

To explore and witness these spectacular terrains more fully one should take a few drives, hike, enjoy 4×4 adventures, horse riding and for the more adventurous one should definitely go paragliding, hang-gliding or hot air ballooning. For those who enjoy golf, there are 3 excellent golf clubs all situated in exquisite surrounds adding to a enjoyable golfing experience.

This area boasts numerous cultural villages including the Gaabo Motho Cultural Village. Here one can enjoy a truly African experience and shop for numerous cultural goodies.

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Please contact North West Parks and Tourism for info on telephone +27 (0)18 397 1500

Hartbeespoort Dam