Map of Hartbeespoort Dam, North West Province
Hartbeespoort Dam Map - Hartbeespoort Dam detail and street level map showing the layout of the Hartbeespoort Dam area, suburbs and attractions including the location of the Cradle of Humankind and De Wildt Cheetah & Wildlife Reserve. Roughly 45 minutes' drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, surrounded by the beautiful Magaliesberg mountain range, Hartbeespoort Dam, or Harties to locals, has become a hive of activity and is a very popular weekend getaway for the two cities. To find out more please visit Hartbeespoort Dam Information.
If you are interested in overnighting in the area, we can recommend some great hotels, guest houses and self catering establishments. Find them at Hartbeespoort Dam Accommodation. If you're only planning on driving through Hartbeespoort Dam, en-route to another destination, you may want to peruse our Hartbeespoort Dam Restaurants before you leave to see if you should plan a stop here for lunch or maybe just a coffee. Also check out Hartbeespoort Dam Things To Do to see if there are any activities for which you would consider stopping.
Featured Attractions in (or near) Hartbeespoort Dam
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 Cradle of Humankind Site comprises a strip of a dozen dolomitic limestone caves containing the fossillised remains of ancient forms of animals, plants and most importantly, hominids. The dolomite in which the caves formed, started out as coral reefs growing in a worm shallow sea about 2.3 billion years ago ... more information
Perfect for weekend hiking because of the easy access from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, Kgaswane Mountain Reserve is littered with beautiful rock formations, streams that wend their way through valleys that give rise to a unique lush vegetation completely different from the surrounding veld or the rugged ... more information
Madikwe Game Reserve is about 70 000 hectares of bushland, about 3 hours’ drive from Johannesburg. It is one of South Africa’s largest and most popular game reserves and serves as home for cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, lion, elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, zebra, giraffe and any number of ... more information
The Pilanesberg National Park, which covers some 55 000 hectare, is the fourth largest in southern Africa. This malaria-free park is perched on the eroded vestiges of an alkaline volcanic crater - one of only three such craters in the world. The park boasts healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino ... more information
The Rustenburg Nature Reserve covers some 4500 ha and is dominated by the rocky ridges of the Magaliesberg, with well-wooded ravines on the rugged slopes. Wildlife includes Oribi, common duiker, klipspringer, reedbuck, mountain reedbuck, kudu, red hartebeest and sable. Other small mammals are ... 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
Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve, just 90 minutes from Johannesburg and 30 minutes from Sun City, is dominated by broken bushveld and is a renowned area for both lovers of fishing and birds, and a lovely space in which to spend a day picnicking, canoeing or just gently idling away the time on the shore of the dam ... more information
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