25° 43′ 32″ S, 27° 50′ 54″ E

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Also known as Harties

surrounded by beautiful mountains

Hartbeespoort Dam is a popular tourist destination located in the North West Province of South Africa, approximately 45 minutes from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The dam is surrounded by beautiful mountains and is a great place for outdoor activities such as water sports, hiking, picnicking, and bird watching. One of the main attractions at Hartbeespoort Dam is the Hartbeespoort Cableway, which offers visitors a scenic ride up the mountain in a cable car, providing panoramic views of the dam and surrounding areas. At the top of the mountain, there are restaurants, shops, and a viewing deck where visitors can take in the breathtaking views. Another popular attraction is the Snake and Animal Park, which is home to a variety of reptiles, including pythons, cobras, and vipers, as well as other animals such as lions, tigers, and monkeys.

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Located in a valley to the south of the Magaliesberg mountain range and north of the Witwatersberg mountain range

How to get there:

Gautrain and Bus: You can take the Gautrain from Johannesburg or Pretoria to Centurion station, where you can catch a bus to Hartbeespoort Dam. You will need to check the schedule for the Gautrain and bus to ensure that the timing works for you.

Minibus taxis: Minibus taxis are a popular mode of transportation in South Africa. There are several minibus taxi routes that run between Johannesburg and Hartbeespoort Dam. However, this option may not be the most comfortable or reliable.

If you are flying into Johannesburg, you can rent a car at the airport and drive to Hartbeespoort Dam. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle or taxi service to the dam.

There are also guided tours available that can take you to Hartbeespoort Dam and other nearby attractions. These tours typically include transportation, entrance fees, and a guide. Once your there, you can explore the area by foot.

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