"Just 30 minutes out of the big city" Top 5 Page for this destination Hartbeespoort by cleocat

Hartbeespoort Travel Guide: 79 reviews and 166 photos

30 minutes drive from Pretoria and you are in another world.

Hartbeespoort Dam is very seldom on the "must see" list of tourists.

Most people go to Sun City. On the way to Sun city it is worthwhile stopping at the Dam for a few hours.

The air is fresh and clean. There are lots to see and do. Excellent for shopping. A lot of SA artists have galleries here.

The mansions in Cosmos and Ifafi
are something the other 90% of us can only dream about.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Clean air; tranquil; nice shopping, beautiful scenery
  • Cons:Very busy over weekends.
  • In a nutshell:Lots to see and do!
  • Last visit to Hartbeespoort: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jun 29, 2010 at 2:35 AM

    can you please give me the directions to goblets cove in hartbeespoortdam

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    Nov 7, 2007 at 4:05 PM

    What a great page. Unfortunately we drove right past the dam on our way to Pilanesberg. If those are your boys, they are a good looking pair for sure.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2007 at 8:05 PM

    great tips!

  • Apr 1, 2006 at 11:13 AM

    Hi Cleo, Thank you so much for the info on your Hartbeespoort Page. I AM going to visit.:~)) I was amazed with the "fish biltong"? 'just shows how much we still have to learn about Africa! 'njoy the evening!

  • Acirfa's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2005 at 10:46 AM

    Oh the memories come flooding back.........many, many weekends spent here.

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2005 at 1:18 PM

    One CANNOT live in Joburg and not visit this dam. We would often go there on the wkends. Many fond memories of fun on the water. Some of SA's finest artists live here.

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2005 at 6:00 AM

    have ridden the wall raod so many times- nostalgia ;-)))


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