Top 10 must-experience activities in Hartbeespoort

Winona Griggs


Discover the Top 10 Must-Experience Activities in Hartbeespoort

Hey there! If you’re looking for an incredible adventure in the North West, then Hartbeespoort, or ‘Harties’ as the locals call it, is the place to be. With its endless activities, leisure opportunities, and stunning landscapes, this destination is a favorite among holiday-goers.

Are you ready to dive in? Let’s explore the top ten things to do when you visit this adventure-filled haven.

1. Take a Scenic Ride on the Aerial Cableway

Picture this: you’re surrounded by breathtaking views while enjoying an exhilarating ride. That’s exactly what the Aerial Cableway offers. It takes you up the majestic Magaliesberg, granting you panoramic vistas of the mountains, the dam, and the surrounding areas. Rain or shine, you can embark on this adventure with a group of four or cozy up with someone special in a two-seater.

2. Discover the Magic of The Strawberry Farm

Did you know that strawberry season is usually between October and December? It’s the perfect time to visit the Strawberry Farm and spend a day outdoors. You can walk through the strawberry fields, picking and tasting the delicious and juicy fruit.

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3. Boat Cruise

Are you looking for an iconic activity to do in Hartebeespoort? The Harties Boat Company offers Daily Lunch and Sunset Cruises aboard Danny Buoy. The cruise starts at Kommandonek and takes you past the Caribbean estate, Sandy Lane Golf Course, and the Kosmos Village. While enjoying the breathtaking views, you can indulge in gourmet finger-and-fork snacks and refreshing bubbly.

4. Magaliesberg Canopy Tours

When it comes to adventure, Magaliesberg Canopy Tours is the place to be. They offer a ziplining experience unlike any other. Picture this—I’m soaring through the air, zipping between 11 different platforms over the ancient Magaliesberg mountain range. It’s mind-blowing to think that this majestic mountain range has been around for a whopping 2.5 billion years! The whole tour lasts for about 2.5 hours, giving you plenty of time to soak in the breathtaking scenery below.

5. A Treat for Your Taste Buds

If you’re a food lover like me, you’ll be delighted by the culinary scene in Hartebeespoort. The local restaurants, bistros, and cafes offer a wide array of flavors and styles. Next time you visit Harties, don’t miss out on Fisherman’s On Deck, Silver Orange Bistro, or Vela Contemporary. Trust me, they won’t disappoint!

6. Saddle Up for Fun

Looking for a different way to experience nature’s beauty? Look no further than horseback riding! Horse & Trails is the place to go if you want to embark on a scenic adventure. Whether you’re an experienced rider or a beginner, they have stunning trails that will take your breath away. Saddle up and get ready for an unforgettable journey!

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7. Welwitschia Country Market

If you’re looking for a fun outing that the whole family will enjoy, Welwitschia Country Market is the perfect destination. With three restaurants to satisfy any craving, 40 shops to explore, a kids’ playground for the little ones, and live music to keep everyone entertained, there’s something for everyone. What sets this market apart is its commitment to the environment. Every bottle cap, sweet wrapper, and piece of plastic is collected, recycled, and reused, making it an eco-friendly choice.

8. Upside Down House

The Upside Down House is a unique and captivating attraction in Hartebeestpoort. Step into a world where everything is topsy-turvy as the house is built on its side and slightly tilted. Even the furniture is placed as if the house were right side up. You can take your time exploring the house, without any time limits or restrictions. Feel free to visit it multiple times to find the best spot for your amazing Instagram post.

9. Hot Air Balloon

If you’re up for an adventure you’ll never forget, give hot air ballooning a whirl. Nothing quite compares to the serene silence of a hot air balloon floating high above the world. Bill Harrops Original Balloon Safaris offers this incredible experience over the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains, complete with a champagne breakfast once you touch down.

10. White water rafting

Make sure to add splashing down the Crocodile River on a two-person canoe to your bucket list of must-do activities in Hartebeespoort. Paddle Power offers an exhilarating two-hour guided tour for groups of friends and family. Get ready to take on thrilling weirs and rapids that’ll amp up the excitement and make for an unforgettable experience.

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