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R511, Chameleon Village, Madibeng, South Africa
Ways to Experience Hartbeespoort Dam
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The dam has quite a story and I don't think enough is made of that. The water hyacinth problem needs to be addressed as it detracts from a great spectacle. We did get caught in a traffic jam at the dam wall and the lights...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Dam has been never been so poluted with hiacynths. Nothing is done by government to solve the problem. This ia a beautiful tourist attraction being badly managed by goverment and Dept of Water Affairs. The department has a beautiful establishment but the same can...More

Thank Charles P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Close to pretoria and johannesburg but just far enough away too! Popular weekend away spot. Gets busy over weekends. Make sure you cross the dam wall to get the view - although at times there can be a que.

Thank Brent W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful area. Found in the Hartbeespoort area close to many attractions. The dam itself is currently not at its best but the view still remains breathtaking. Great spots all around to capture that perfect sunset.

Thank TeeZakwe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though we love Harties and there are amazing things to do in and around Harties - the bridge crossing over the dam and the look out point is not one of them. We were absolutely shocked at the state of the area, there is...More

2  Thank Muriellelize
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The water may stink from time to time and pollution may be heavy at times. Majority of the time the views are great especially during the rainy season. The bridge is super old and has a lot of history. the dam was built by hand...More

Thank bChAnTeLLeb
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Basically a good experience with very good accommodating marimba band at entrance and good variety of goods on sale but some harassment by stall owners/sales people. Trying all sorts of techniques on selling goods not always honest. I suppose everyone there wants to share in...More

Thank FrancoisC1259
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Since the corrupt local authorities allowed hyacinth plants to multiply the dam resembles the Sargasso sea. Sailing and power boats are trapped in their moorings and water skiing has been abandoned.

Thank postscript65
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

I have a Holiday home just on the dam in an estate and always enjoy visiting the dam. The best view is when you come over the hill facing pecan wood Estate for me and then crossing over to our side of the dam-absolute beauty...More

1  Thank Tzoro1
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Extremely convenient shopping mall with a beautiful Pick & Pay Supermarket, Woolworths food an a Checkers! A few clothes stores around, Truworths, Foshini, Woolworths, Clicks, Dischem , Mr Price home, Pep, Ackermans, baby shops and a Mugg & Bean coffee shop. Too many shops to...More

Thank Sanet S
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3 January 2018|
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Response from Jenith V | Reviewed this property |
There is no entrance fee to see the dam. There are boat rides that are offered by private operators at their rates. You can find out more details on Google.
24 June 2017|
Response from Colleen L | Reviewed this property |
There is accommodation all around the dam. The best would be to search for the best one depending on your budget requirements. Ty different websites.
27 December 2014|
Response from Timmy M |
There is no entrance fee to walk on the dam wall but if you want to sail on the dam you must pay the tour guides.