Hartbeespoort, meaning “pass of the hartebeest” (a species of antelope) in Afrikaans, a small holiday town, is also affectionately known as Harties.
The town is situated close to the Hartbeespoort dam wall, and the villages of Kosmos, Melodie, Ifafi and Meerhof can be found alongside its banks. Hartbeespoort was previously known as Schoemansville, after General Hendrik Schoeman.
Hartbeespoort is located in the North East of the North West Province on the route to Sun City, and is within an hour’s travel from the greater Gauteng area, and is only 15km from Lanseria International Airport.
For a Sunday outing, weekend escape, or a three week holiday with the family, there is no longer a debate, the place to come to is Hartbeespoort.
Not only is it less than an hour’s drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg, the weather all year round is probably the best in the world.
The major attraction is undoubtedly that, unlike most major holiday destinations, where you end up back in the city, here you are out in the idyllic bushveld setting where the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains and Hartbeespoort Dam add to the breathtaking beauty of the area.