Attractions to Visit

What to do in Hartbeespoort

Don’t worry about getting bored during your stay at Bahati Manor, as Harties is rife with activities. While this is only the tip of the Magaliesberg, here is a list of things to do in and around Hartbeespoort.

Harties Cableway

The original cableway was constructed in 1973, using materials supplied by Swiss manufacturing company GMD Müller.

In 2010, Zargodox (Pty) Ltd began a private initiative with the aim of growing tourism in the Hartbeespoort area, and purchased the old cableway. In collaboration with Swiss company Rowema AG, Zargodox invested time and expertise into rejuvenating the old cableway and bringing the area back to life.

Harties from Horseback

Horse & Trails has the most Stunning Horse Riding Scenic and Mountain Trails, the most Romantic Horse Riding Trail and Picnics, and the most Unique and Different Engagement Trail and Picnic Package in Hartbeespoortdam! With No Horse Riding Experience needed, Horse and Trails Unlimited can accommodate your every need!

Hot Air Balloon Tours

If you’re going to do it – do it in unassailable style. Its sunrise, the silence of flight is punctuated only by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and the faint call of a bird or animal far beneath. The thrill is indescribable.

You’re sipping fine champagne while hovering gently above the tree tops of the beautiful Magalies River Valley, or drifting majestically high above the Magaliesberg range in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site, just 45 km north of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, a region boasting some of the best ballooning weather in the world. The exceptional piece of this unique and almost supernatural view of the world will forever remain as a truly cherished memory.

Magaliesberg Canopy Tour®

Go on a journey through the ecology and geology of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world – estimated to be 2,500 million years old. Located in the Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve, the Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is just one and a half hour from Joburg and 1 hour from Pretoria.

Hennops Trails — Offroad, Hiking, MTB, and Picnic

This unspoiled family farm is in a truly tranquil setting and its natural beauty includes the Hennops river flowing through a valley bordered by mountain ranges to the north and south.

In addition to these recreational facilities, other areas of the property are currently utilised for cattle grazing and irrigated crop cultivation. The overall environment with its striking natural beauty and abundant water lends itself perfectly towards nature-related activities for either tranquility or thrill-seeking residents of the Johannesburg and Pretoria urban areas.

River Rafting with Mark Grey’s Mobile Adventures

The Mobile Adventures team provides professionally-guided safe and exciting half-day river rafting and abseiling adventures within a beautiful nature conservancy in Broederstroom. No previous experience is necessary — just a sense of fun and a spirit of adventure.

Sterkfontein Caves

The Sterkfontein Caves are world-famous for their fossil finds and are a popular visitor destination.

After an extensive facelift in 2005, the Sterkfontein Caves site is now home to a top restaurant and conferencing facilities, offering easy access to the caves with modern walkways and a boardwalk past the excavation site where globally acclaimed fossils have been discovered.

Maropeng Visitor Centre

The Maropeng Visitor Centre is an award-winning, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years.

Take a journey through time, starting with the formation of the planet and moving all the way through the evolutionary processes that culminated in the world as we know it today.

See fossils, learn about how humankind was born, view stone tools that are up to one million years old, and much more. This self-guided, interactive tour allows you to take all the time you need to ponder humanity’s fascinating origin story.