Only 45 minutes from Johannesburg and Pretoria, among the rolling hills and panoramic views of the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains, lays Hartbeespoort Dam.
Residents of Hartbeespoort area enjoy the tranquillity of the hills and valleys, the scenic drives and challenging hikes, but it is essentially the beauty of the dam that draws people here.
The dam, literally cradled in the lap of the mountains, is regarded by many as a retreat from the concrete jungle of city living. The 1620 hectare dam functions both as a source of irrigation for farms in the area and as a resort; the peace of the hills and valleys, the warmth - even on winter days - and the charm of the surrounding countryside, makes this a place to restore the soul.
The treasure of Hartbeesport is that residents can enjoy an array of facilities in these beautiful surroundings without the hype and hassle of city life. Art lovers can indulge in the various art galleries the town has to offer of which African art is a central characteristic.
For a truly picturesque view the Hartbeespoort Cableway is a must. Once at the top the Dassie Loop walkway offers a rich history of the Magaliesberg on the placards. For those with a passion for nature and the outdoors the Big 5 Pilansberg Nature Reserve is a quick drive from Hartbeespoort Dam. Additionally, the Snake Park/Zoo is a huge hit among old and young alike. For those with children the Elephant Sanctuary, De Wild Cheetah farm and the Monkey Sanctuary, which has adorable Bush babies, is sure to be a hit.
Golfing : The Hartbeespoort Dam is home to some of the finest golf estates in the country. Pecanwood Golf course has been identified as one of South Africa's top golf courses and has established itself as a benchmark for golf courses in South Africa.
Water sports: The dam is one of SA's major water recreation areas and the surrounding areas provide the unspoiled spot to find a house in Hartbeespoort. All water sports can be enjoyed such as: yachting, para-sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing and fresh water angling and for the more adventurous, the dam offers paragliding, hang-gliding or hot air ballooning.
Living in Hartbeespoort Dam
Schools: For the permanent Hartbeespoort Dam residents there are 7 primary and 4 high schools, of which 3 are private schools.
Healthcare: There are several major hospitals located within driving distance of Hartbeespoort, but pharmacies, specialists, doctors, speech therapists, physiotherapists chiropractors are all in close vicinity
Shopping and dining: From major banks to a huge variety of restaurants, grocery stores to fashion outlets, arts and craft shops, Chameleon Village and the Village Mall will take care of your every need.
Air travel: Hartbeespoort Dam is very close to Lanseria Airport and within easy travelling distance from O.R Tambo International Airport.