Schoemansville, Hartbeespoort Dam
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The lovely village of Schoemansville, one of the oldest suburbs lying around Hartbeespoort Dam, is positioned directly as one exits the elaborate bridge and tunnel that serves as passage over the dam. This part of the world is extremely picturesque. The Magaliesberg mountain range is a striking backdrop, whilst the body of glimmering water lies in the foreground. Yachts bob on the water at the Schoemansville yacht club, and the dam has become something of a mecca for city dwellers from Jo’burg and Pretoria alike over weekends.
Hartbeespoort Dam has mushroomed in the last few years. What was once referred to as Hartbeespoort Dam is now a collection of suburbs that include Schoemansville - the original town - Kosmos, Meerhof, Melodie and Ifafi. Initially intended as agricultural land, the dam has now become a playground for the affluent, and the area is virtually synonymous with Sundays in Gauteng - a gentle meander out to Harties, with numerous stops at various venues and places of interest. There’s a zoo, a bird sanctuary, a snake park, restaurants that include the likes of the quaint Tan’ Malie se Winkel, markets and stalls.
If you want to venture further afield, there is no shortage of things to do. You can hike, climb and abseil in the Magaliesberg, visit the Cradle of Humankind, the Lesedi Cultural Village or the De Wildt Cheetah Research Centre; or take a cable car up to the top of the Magaliesberg and survey the patchwork quilt that is this beautiful part of the world.
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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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