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A safe haven for endangered wildlife, Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam provides visitors with a rare chance to interact with one of Africa
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Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre , Hartbeespoort
Established in 1971 at a chicken farm, Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre shelters about 600 cheetahs of all ages. Other residents of this non-profit
Tours from $99
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Witness rescued primates frolic in their natural habitat at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary. Nestled at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountain ra
Tours from $159
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Duration: 5 hours
The park is home to more than 85 lions and other carnivores like the Cheetah, Hyena and Wild dog. The Lion Park is home to the rare white lion, so make sure you bring your camera for some exclusive shots.
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Delve into the world of reptiles, seals, and other animals at Hartbeespoort Dam - Snake and Animal Park. Learn which snakes are venomous, wat
Tours from $168
Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours , Hartbeespoort
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Considered a gateway of the hartbees, a species of African antelope, the resort town of Hartbeespoort swarms with holiday homes around a popular arch-type dam. Unlike the nation's bustling capital down south, a vacation in Hartbeespoort allows tourists to unwind in a mellow environment filled with animal sanctuaries, safari routes, parks, and leisure resorts. Other novel attractions in Hartbeespoort include an ultra 50 km (31 mi) marathon course, the longest monocable way in Africa, and an abundance of boat and yacht clubs near the lake. The town also draws hot air balloon lovers, thanks to some of the world's best ballooning weather conditions and majestic views of the surrounding Magaliesberg mountain range. Add Hartbeespoort and other destinations in South Africa to your travel itinerary using our South Africa trip planner.

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Where to stay in Hartbeespoort

A lot of visitors to Hartbeespoort opt to stay at Arendskrantz, at the base of the popular cableway that ascends the Magaliesberg mountains. Within 5 km (3 mi) of Hartbeespoort you can find a lot of comfortable midrange guesthouses and hostels, especially surrounding the dam waterfront. For an interesting experience of the area, consider booking a room and working at the local strawberry farm. If you're searching for something more luxurious, check out the lodge on the road to Pretoria, or an upscale guesthouse.
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