Hartbeespoort Dam

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The Harbeespoort Dam is in the Bojanala Region of the North West Province.

History

The Dam wall was constructed in 1925. Its current capacity is 205 million cubic metres and its shoreline, when full, is about 56km.

The Hartbeespoort Dam, surrounded by the majesty of the Magaliesberg mountain range, is a popular destination for weekend getaways or day trips. All water sports may be enjoyed including para-sailing, windsurfing, water and jet skiing.

For the more adventurous we offer paragliding, hang-gliding or hot air ballooning. We have an aquarium, private zoo, a snake park and a cable way. Or, explore and discover the scenic beauty, entertaining attractions, fun activities & places of interest of this wonderful land.

The village of Hartbeespoort is situated along the shores of the dam, among undulating hills and panoramic views on the dam and the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains. Enjoy the tranquility of the hills and valleys, the scenic drives, challenging hikes and gentle rambles on offer.

Also of interest is the Crocodile Ramble, an arts and crafts route with day visitor and overnight facilities. Pecanwood Estates hosts the annual Nelson Mandela Invitation Golf Tournament.

The Heritage Route starts at the dam, going north to the Pilanesberg National Park and on to the Madikwe Game Reserve in the north.

Where Beauty Meets Pleasure

Being in close proximity to Johannesburg and Pretoria, the Hartbeespoort Dam is most certainly one of the province’s most popular destinations for weekend getaways and day trips. For the explorer seeking some exhilaration, this region offers such activities as parasailing, windsurfing, water and jet skiing, paragliding, hang-gliding or hot air ballooning. The tamer trekker can roam the village of Hartbeespoort and pay a visit to the local aquarium, private zoo, snake park and cable way, or simply indulge in the sheer scenic beauty of this magnificent land.

We have an aquarium, private zoo, a snake park and a cable way. Explore and discover the scenic beauty, entertaining attractions, fun activities & places of interest of this wonderful land.

The Hartbeespoort Dam was constructed in 1925. Its current capacity is 205 million cubic metres and its shoreline, when full, is about 56km. Surrounded by the majesty of the Magaliesberg mountain range, Hartbeespoort Dam is very popular for weekend getaways or day trips. more information

Attractions around Harbeespoort Area