The town of Hartbeespoort and its dam lies just 35 km from Pretoria and 55 km outside of Johannesburg and serves as an ideal weekend getaway destination and breakfast run for the Jo'burg executive bikers' set.
The R562 from Johannesburg is a picturesque and scenic drive that takes one to the edge of the majestic Magaliesberg Mountain range that surrounds the sparkling Hartbeespoort dam - where most water sports are enjoyed. Dotted along its shores and beyond is the village of Hartbeespoort, now a sought after 'suburb', which has developed significantly in the last 8 years.
The hills and valleys of the Magaliesberg provide city dwellers with peace and tranquillity and offer numerous activities, including hiking, paragliding, hang-gliding and hot air ballooning. Tan' Malie se winkel is a local Hartbeespoort institution that deserves a breakfast stop and the Crocodile Ramble, a local arts and crafts route, is a great day's outing. Local artists have their galleries in the area, there is a cheese factory in Skeerpoort and the Hartbeespoort cableway is a must.