Hartbeespoort, affectionately known by residents as “Harties”, remains one of the top weekend destinations for locals and visitors to Johannesburg. Jam packed with activities, fun and relaxation in the sun, it’s no surprise it’s such a firm favourite. Today Go Touch Down Travel and Tours takes a look at just some of the reasons to be sure Hartbeespoort makes it to your ‘must see’ list this season.
The town itself is best known for the Hartbeespoort Dam and the whitewater rapids of the Crocodile River just above it. The area’s also supremely beautiful for hiking and nature tours- whether you opt to take them on horseback, quad, mountain bike, 4×4 or simply with your feet.Those in love with adventure sports will find much to delight them. From river rafting and abseiling to zip line tours, archery ranges and so much more, there’s something to get everyone’s blood pumping.
Niche craft markets and farm stalls abound, giving you the perfect opportunity to snag a great deal [and a tasty one too]! The area is also packed with delectable restaurants to sample, and it’s home to five craft breweries if you’re longing for a cool draft. Visit the local cheetah, elephant and monkey sanctuaries for a brief glimpse into the conservation efforts for these unique species, or take the kids through the local aquarium to learn more about the fish local to the area.
Keen to crack out the diving gear? Miracle Waters offers a spring water diving site carved from the heart of an old chrome mine. Or take to the sky- not only can you make use of the local aerial cableway, but those looking for a little extra romance can opt for a sunset or sunrise hot air balloon cruise. Round off the trip with a stop at Lesedi cultural village to learn more about the indigenous peoples who call the area home.
Whether it’s a quick weekend stop or a longer stay, Hartbeespoort has a little of something for everyone, all wrapped in a quirky fun package that the whole family can enjoy- let Go Touch Down Travel and Tours help you plan the perfect Harties trip today!