There’s loads to do in Harties
So you’ve begun your visit to the Hartbeespoort area with a trip on the Harties Cableway. Why not extend your trip, and explore other attractions in the Harties area?
Harties Cableway provides a list of 10 places you should visit:
Hartbeespoort Dam Aquarium
Experience the beauty of aquatic life, including freshwater and tropical fish, along with other creatures such as crocodiles (Nile, slender-snouted and dwarfcrocodiles, all indigenous to Africa), pelicans, seals, penguins and more.
Weekends feature pelican, seal, penguin and crocodile shows, which are ideal for the entire family. Take a piece of nature home by visiting the pet shop, which complements the aquarium.
Telephone: +27 (0)12 259 3924/+27 (0)12 253 5119
Hot air ballooning in Hartbeespoort
For a memorable experience, take to the skies and immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of Hartbeespoort.
Where: Skeerpoort Balloon Field, near Hartbeespoort Dam.
The Elephant Sanctuary
Offering an interactive experience, elephant rides and overnight accommodation, guests will have the opportunity to interact with these majestic animals in an intimate encounter, as well as enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings.
Pecanwood Golf Course and Country Club
Tee off on this 18-hole course and soak in the magnificent surrounds, while overlooking the Hartbeespoort Dam and the Magaliesberg Mountains.
Where: Pecanwood Golf Course, R512, Provincial Road, Hartbeespoort Dam, Brits region
Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary
Take a walk through indigenous forests and experience a variety of exotic monkeys in a picturesque environment. These monkeys, that were once in captivity, can now be seen in the wild.
La Terrazza Restaurant
Indulge in Mediterranean cuisine prepared to excellence. The large portions are only fit for those with aneager appetite, so come hungry. Enjoy starters, mains and desserts all in an Italian style.
Where: Mountain Lake Centre, Pecanwood, Hartbeespoort Dam
For bookings call: +27 (0)12 244 0667
Edwards Fine Art Gallery
Stop by this gallery to see a selection of artworkby South African artists. Paintings, ceramics and sculptures are some of the works you will see on display.
Where: Shop 24, Xanadu Shopping Centre, Corner of Xanadu Boulevard and R511, Hartbeespoort Dam
Chameleon Village Brewery
Visit this brewery and view the brewing process through windows, while sipping on a tasty pint in the pub area. You can also meet the resident brewmaster.
Where: R104 (Old Rustenburg Road), Chameleon Village, Damdoryn, Hartbeespoort
Looking for a relaxed, country-style outing while overlooking the mountains? Visit Alehouse, a charming pub and craft brewery, and enjoy lunch and one of the house beers on tap.
Hennops MBT Trail
Get your adrenaline going at the Hennops MBT Trail, the ultimate mountain-biking trail, and located just 30km from Sandton and Pretoria. Covering over 15km, the route provides for all levels of difficulty, as there are many “escape” routes for those who would enjoy a slightly less energetic experience.
The venue has a swimming pool as well as braai (barbeque) facilities, which is the ideal way to relax after an action-packed ride. Be sure to bring along anything you will need in terms of catering, as the venue does not have a shop yet.
Where: located west of the R511, between the N14 (Krugersdorp highway) and R104 (Church Street exit) four-way stop, at the Hennops Picnic Spot and Hiking Trail.