5 Things To Do In Harties
Hartebeespoort is a sought after destination for a quick getaway on the weekend. Commonly known by locals as Harties, it is just an hour drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria. From Aerial Views on the Aerial Cableway to Ziplining, there is no shortage of activities and things to do both for the young and old.
Probably the main attraction of the town is Hartebeespoort Dam, which was built in 1925, the dam remains a popular destination in the town. The Dam wall is also an attraction in itself. The one way spiraled dam wall only allows for one lane of cars at a time, there are traffic lights at both ends of the wall to control the traffic.
If you are an adventure seeker you can try ziplining at the Ama Zwing Zwing Zipline which is found at Amazingwe Lodge. There are 7 slides and the height of the zipline varies between 2m -14m.
For amazing comprehensive views of the mountains and the Dam, the Aerial Cableway is one that should not be missed. Besides a ride on the cableway, there are two reestaurants on the moutain one at the bottom and there other at the top of the mountain, for a more laid back adventure the Dassie Loop walk way which is 1km and has equally great views.
French Toast Kaffee Koffee
French Toast Kaffee is a small French-themed restaurant, the design is all themed in a French Café Style. There is even a Replica of the Eiffel Tower and a Bridge of love-locks. The French toast is highly recommend, and one the best options on thier menu.
The Windmill and Jasmyn Farm Products Market
Another attraction and popular place is the Windmill. It’s an actual Dutch style windmill and they serve a good breakfast.
Before leaving one thing to note would be the Jasmyn Farm Products Market. It’s a very large store that sells all sorts of fruits and Vegetables, breads, cheese, most that you dont find in most stores at very reasonable prices.
Hartebeespoort Dam – http://www.tourismhartbeespoort.co.za
Ama zwing zwing Zipline – http://www.amazwingzwing.co.za
French Toast Kafee – http://frenchtoastharties.co.za/
Aerial Cableway – http://www.hartiescableway.co.za/
Windmill – Jasmyn Farm Products Market- Jan Smuts Avenue & R511 Hartbeespoort.