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Information on Hartbeespoort, Gauteng, South Africa

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Hartbeespoort is located along the shores of the Hartbeespoort dam in the North West Province. It has panoramic views of the dam and the Magaliesberg mountains. There are many hikes to choose from in the area.

Hartbeespoort is surrounded by the majestic Magaliesberg mountain range and a popular destination for day trips or weekend getaways. Water sports such as windsurfing, water and jetskiing and parasailing are available here.  There is a private zoo, snake park, cable and aquarium also available.

The Heritage Route starts at the dam, going north to the Pilanesberg National Park and on to the Madikwe Game Reserve in the north.

Hartbeespoort Dam Construction

The dam was built on the farm Hartebeestpoort, once owned by the Boer General Hendrik Schoeman . The farm and adjacent land was acquired by the State, mainly through the facilitation of his son, Johan Schoeman, in about 1912. The dam was completed in 1923. Hartbeespoort Dam first overflowed the dam wall in March 1925.

The dam is 149.5 metres long and 59.4 metres and is built across a gorge cutting through the Magaliesberg. The reservoir is fed by the waters of the Crocodile River and Magalies River and covers approximately 18.83 square kilometres , with a mean depth of 9.6 metres and maximum depth of 45.1 metres. It has a surface area of 20 square kilometres , and its normal range of annual water level fluctuation is 0.8 metres . The mixing type of the reservoir is monomictic. A tarmac road skirts the water's edge on the north side; along its route it passes through a 56.6 m long tunnel and also crosses the dam.

Towns and Suburbs of the North West province of South Africa

Beestekraal , Brits , Broederstroom , Christiana , Groot Marico , Hartbeespoort , Koster , Klerksdorp , Lichtenburg , Madikwe , Mahikeng , Mooinooi , Pilansberg , Potchefstroom, Rustenburg , Sun City , Swartruggens , Temba , Wolmeransstad

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