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Hartbeespoort Dam

R511, Chameleon Village, Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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R511, Chameleon Village, Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One thing I can say is that Hartbeespoort dam feels like a holiday place. Everything you want and need is just here. So much to do and keep your kids busy with. The dam and everything in harties is just breath taking.

Thank annabell19852017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hartbeespoort Dam was at one stage a tourist attraction. Now it is one big hiasinte farm. The boats can hardly move. Goverment is doing nothing to clean the dam. Presently a private initiative is undertaken to start cleaning the dam. Even the big pleasure boat...More

Thank Jan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We usually go to Schoemansville Oewer Club. A nice clean and refreshing camp site. You cannot have enough of it. The view is great and the place is quiet. It’s good for relaxing, water sports and fishing. A play area for kids is also available.

Thank TakaSande
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are and endless number of African Market Stalls at the Village. The food at the restaurant was good, but unfortunately live music was too loud.

Thank Moederhen
Reviewed 8 May 2017

if you looking for a relaxing yet adventurous day out then harties is for you with plenty of activities for the entire family and a romantic getaway... only an hours drive from the hustle of jozi

Thank nafeesah m
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Hartbeespoort Dam is a lovely area to visit for a short break or a quick weekend as it is near to Gauteng allowing you to maximse you weekend. Great views and lots to do, cable cars, picnic on the dam, zoo, boat rides, restaurants, animal...More

Thank Amith S
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Always gorgeous ... awesome real treasure in South Africa... Been here so many times never get tired. Will be back soon

Thank Lutchmee M
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Such a pitty.... this is such a beautiful part of our country. The municipality is not keeping up with maintenance and let weeds grow over at least half the dam. Some boats are even grown stuck in the water because of this. Some drastic measures...More

Thank anri_bester
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The dam has been plagued by problems of blue-green algal problems and sewerage causing bad smells and green water. But when I recently visited it seems to have improved. "Harties" as the locals call it has some really great places and some very awful places....More

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Did a trip right around the dam on a casual drive. Stopped at various places where there is stalls/vlooimark and was quite surpriced at the amount of stalls and wide spread of goodies you can procure, At Damdoryn their are a vast amount of stalls...More

Thank Albert V
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