About Hartbeespoort

Hartbeespoort is situated in the North West region of South Africa and is better known for its Hartbeespoort Dam which is on the slopes of the Magaliesberg mountains. The town is a small resort town which consists of many holiday homes, guest houses and the Eagle's Waters Resort. Many business people have moved away from the hustle and bustle of the city to reside in Hartbeespoort for its country and tranquil lifestyle.

The town is centrally located between Johannesburg, Pretoria, Rustenburg and the ever popular Sun City and is less than 45 minutes' drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The most sought after property around the dam are in security estates, i.e. golf estates and country estates. All these estates offer a safe location for families with magnificent views overlooking the picturesque dam and majestic Magalies mountains in a truly un-spoilt African bushveld setting.

Pecanwood College and Doxa Deo Private School are two popular private schools. The new high school boarding house has been another recent addition to Pecanwood College which has been hugely successful.

The Village Mall offers many shops and restaurants. For organic goods, fresh produce, home-made cheeses, eats and treats visit the Jasmyn Farm Stall. The well known Windmill Restaurant with it’s Dutch-style windmill is situated right next to Jasmyn.


  • Aerial Cableway
  • Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary
  • Walk with Elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary
  • Snake and Animal Park
  • Hartbeespoort Dam Aquarium
  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris
  • Boat Cruises from the Hartbeespoort Yacht Club
  • Welwitschia Country Market
  • Chameleon Village Market
  • Hartbeespoort Tunnel and Dam Wall
  • De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre
  • Golf Courses such as Pecanwood Golf Club, Magalies Park Golf Club, Seasons Golf Estate
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking Trails
  • River Rafting on the Crocodile River
  • Safari Quad Bike Trials
  • Abseiling in Broederstroom
  • Zipline Tours at the Amanzingwe Lodge - The longest slide is an exhilarating 240 meters long
  • Horse and Trails Unlimited
  • De Wildt 4x4 Trail
  • Strawberry picking on the Strawberry Farm - Tangaroa Farm
  • Potstill Brandy & Wine Cellar in Schoemansville
  • Make cheese at the Grootplaas De Rust Cheese Academy
  • Every Saturday and Sunday between 9am and 3pm the Harties Market (on the R511) offers local art, craft, food and music.

Om die Dam Ultra Marathon is voted as one of the top national races held at Hartbeespoort Dam, with the ultra being the flagship. It attracts over 10,000 participants every year.

The Van Gaalen Cheese Farm is famous for its Magaliesberg Trails, catering for mountain biking, trail running, hiking, birding and horse riding. The trails extend over 30 private properties, that is about 100km of trail.

For a more relaxed treat, visit any of the spa’s, such as the Cradle Health Spa and Mangwanani African Spa to name a few.

Looking to buy/rent property at Hartbeespoort? View our list of property for sale and rentals.