Welcome to Engel & Völkers Hartbeespoort Dam
Hartbeespoort Dam, also known as “Harties”, is situated in the North West Province of South Africa, about 35 kilometres west of Pretoria and 50km north-west of Johannesburg.
The name “Hartbeespoort” means "pass of the hartbees" (a species of antelope), in Afrikaans. The dam, with its spectacular scenery and unique villages and estates surrounding it, enjoys peaceful tranquillity and a picturesque countryside setting, yet is conveniently within close proximity to all modern day amenities and facilities, which is why “Harties” is widely referred to as “Close to the city, out of this world!”
“Harties” lies in a valley between some of the oldest mountain ranges of the world, the Magaliesberg and the Witwatersberg, with the World Heritage Site of “The Cradle of Humankind” situated along the southern periphery. Hartbeespoort is also on the doorstep of the “Platinum Mile”, where over 80% of the world’s Platinum is mined, which together with agriculture and tourism provides the economic mainstay of the region.
The villages surrounding Hartbeespoort, namely Kosmos, Melodie, Ifafi and Meerhof, together with internationally renowned estates such as Pecanwood Golf Estate and Caribbean Beach Club, are found around and along the shores of the dam, among undulating hills offering panoramic views of the dam and the majestic mountainous countryside.
Hartbeespoort features some of the most sought after residential and investment properties, catering for permanent residency as well as being a popular leisure destination, for weekend getaways from the cities nearby and also for international visitors, due to a warm climate and an abundance of tourism activities in the area. The Pilansberg Game Reserve which offers “the big 5”, as well as the Sun City Casino, Golf and Pleasure Resort, are also easily accessible from “Harties”, being less than an hour’s drive away.
All water sports can be enjoyed on the Dam including power-boating, sailing, jet-skiing, para-sailing, windsurfing, bass-fishing and water-skiing. For the more adventurous visitors to the area, paragliding, micro-lighting, hang-gliding or hot-air ballooning are on offer as well.
Hartbeespoort Dam is truly a unique environment, and Engel & Völkers proudly offers a wide portfolio of properties situated all around the Dam, which can be viewed on this website or from our Shop in the village of Meerhof, opposite “The Windmill” landmark at Jasmyn Farmers Country Market.