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Country  South Africa
Language spoken  Afrikaans
Area  125.89 km2
District  Bojanala Platinum
Points of interest  Hartbeespoort Dam, Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway, De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre

Hartbeespoort, informally also known as "Harties", is a small resort town in the North West Province of South Africa, situated on slopes of the Magaliesberg mountain and the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam. The name of the town means "gateway of the hartbees" (a species of antelope) in Afrikaans. It was previously known as Schoemansville, named after General Hendrik Schoeman, a Boer General in the Anglo-Boer War, who owned the farm that the Hartbeespoort Dam was built on.


Map of Hartbeespoort

The town consists of holiday homes around the dam as it is popular with visitors from nearby Gauteng Province. It is home to the Om Die Dam (English: Around the dam) ultra marathon of 50 km, which takes place annually in the first half of the year.

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Some of the main tourist attractions in or around the town are:

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  • The Hartbeespoort Dam wall and tunnel
  • The Hartbeespoort Dam Snake Park
  • The Hartbeespoort Dam Aquarium
  • Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway (the longest monocableway in Africa)
  • Transvaal Yacht Club
  • Oberon Leisure Resort
  • Welwitchia Country Market
  • The Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeespoort Dam
  • Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary
  • Other leisure-oriented venues around the dam include - Pecanwood Golf Estate, Hartbeespoort Boat Club (near Kosmos), Sandy Lane Golf Club (at Caribbean Beach Club), Kosmos Marina Club, Magalies Park (estate and golf club). A number of other leisure developments and resorts are in progress.

    In 2010 the Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway was completely revamped and modernised and officially reopened on 14 August 2010 by Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk.

    Hartbeespoort is part of the Madibeng Local Municipality, that also includes the nearby town of Brits.


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