Ifafi, Hartbeespoort Dam
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Set on the banks of the Hartebeespoort Dam, the little suburb of Ifafi, which lies equidistant between Hartbeespoort and Meerhof, is a peaceful area known for its tranquillity and essence of escape, despite its being close enough to Johannesburg and Pretoria to make it an easy weekend getaway venue.
Perhaps it is the proximity to water or the fact that it never seems to rain in this part of the world that makes Ifafi so attractive. There is an immediate sense of slowing down, and within hours lethargy overtakes the body as if by former agreement the water element that makes up 80% of the body responds to the dam and its stillness. There is an immediate sense of being away from it all, yet at the same time you have access to water sports and other adventure right on your doorstep in Ifafi.
The area around ‘Harties’, as the locals call it, has an aquarium, art galleries, arts and crafts markets, a cable way to the top of the Magaliesberg that provides unrivalled views and access to the world of para-gliding (from here you get to see gliders launch themselves over the edge), an elephant sanctuary, golf courses, a lion and rhino park, the Magalies meander route, numerous pubs and restaurants, a snake and animal park, water sports and the Cradle of Humankind. Add to this micro light flights, a visit to Margaret Roberts’ herb farm, which is in the vicinity, local cheese and berry farms and hot air ballooning, and you can understand why Ifafi and other suburbs around Hartbeespoort Dam are as popular as they are.
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An abundance of wildlife and prolific birdlife (more than 350 bird species) can be viewed in the Borakalalo National Park and the park is also a very popular fishing spot. The name Borakalalo means "The place where people relax". The Borakalalo National Park, located approximately 60 km north of Brits ... more information
The De Wildt Cheetah & Wildlife Trust facility has gained international recognition for bringing the cheetah back from the brink of extinction through its captive breeding programmes. Over the past two decades the centre's efforts have resulted in the major achievement of breeding ... more information
Lesedi, which is seSotho for ‘light’, was initiated in 1995 as a tourist attraction and today features five traditional dwellings, each representing a South African culture: Pedi, Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho and Ndebele. Each of these families lives here permanently, looking after cows, chickens and tourists ... more information
Magalies Park golf course is an 18-hole course designed by Loutjie van Aswegen. Here, the total length of the course is a men's 5 864m and a ladie's 5 001m. The course rating for men is 72 and for ladies is 70. A number of small trees have been strategically placed and although there are few water holes and no bunkers ... more information
Margaret Roberts is a brand that has long been associated with herbs, tinctures, herbal, food and health products in South Africa. The Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre encompasses everything that Margaret herself is passionate about, from the impressive herb gardens, the cosmetic ... more information
Pecanwood Golf and Country Club is situated on the southern shore of the Hartbeesport Dam in the North West Province, en route to Sun City and north of Johannesburg. Overlooking the Hartebeespoort Dam and the oldest reported mountain range in the world, The Magaliesberg Mountains, Pecanwood is ... more information
The 17 000 hectare privately owned Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve lies in the foothills of the Magaliesberg in the North West province, between Brits and Hartbeespoort, making it an easy break away venue for weekends for those living in both Johannesburg and Pretoria. The big draw card for visitors is the easy ... more information
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