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Area Tourism

Around the Hartbeespoort Dam one finds numerous activities and tourist attractions. The area is visited during the weekends by the inhabitants of the Gauteng cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg as well as an increasing amount of international tourists. Water sport, curio shopping, golf (10 courses within 40 min. drive), game spotting or exploring the wild are amongst the most popular ways of passing time here. From a tourist point of view there are;

Surrounding attractions;

  • Hartbeestpoortdam Lake with all its water sports,
    its Arc de Triumph replica over the barrage,
  • 10 golfcourses within 40 minutes drive,
  • Worlds top ten golf course of Sun City in little over 1 hour drive,
  • All air sports as ballooning, para gliding, micro flying etc,
  • Game reserves, a.o. the Ostrich Manor surrounding Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve
  • the Pilanesberg Big 5 Game Reserve at 1 hour drive,

Or closer by;

  • Elephant sanctuary, Lion- or Cheetah breeding
  • Monkey sanctuary
  • Small big 5 estate
  • Zoo’s, fish- and reptile parcs
  • Numerous restaurants, as of course at the Ostrich Manor and from Kentucky Fried Chicken to Portugeze, from Exclusive Fusion to Gamedish and all that in between
  • Cableway to the top of the mountains with stunning view over the lake
  • The unique Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
  • 4x4 driving
  • Black markets with curio and always interesting findings
  • Masks, stone- and wood craftwork form all over Africa
  • Art galleries

Further information about tourism can be found at the following sites:

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