Hartbeespoort Dam, Hartbeespoort

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The river cascades across huge slabs of rock at Hartbeespoort Dam, an arch-type dam surrounded by the Magaliesberg mountain range. A popular weekend getaway, this dam cradled in the lap of the mountains was once gaming area for the hartebeest after which it was named. With a yacht club operating on the lake since the construction of the dam in 1923, the area offers a wide range of water sports. You can also hike here. Because of all the tourism, you'll find plenty of restaurants and local crafts here. Arrange your visit to Hartbeespoort Dam and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hartbeespoort using our Hartbeespoort itinerary planner.
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  • Hartbeespoort, situated about 50km northwest of Johannesburg, is snuggled on the slopes of the Magalies Mountain and the banks of Hartbeespoort Dam. The name of the valley means “gateway of the...  more »
  • If you visit the Hartbeespoort Dam you have to drive across the sluice and through the tunnel. It is scenic. Just get your timing right otherwise this can be frustrating. A single road with a lot of.....  more »
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