Pretoria, South Africa
Hartbeespoort, or Harties” to the locals, is a beautiful resort town settled along the banks of the Hartbeespoort River and up the slopes of the Magaliesberg mountain range in the North West, roughly 45 minutes from Johannesburg and Pretoria.
With water sports, mountain trails, golf, country markets, restaurants, wildlife encounters, canopy tours, hot air balloons, and an aerial cable way. Part of the excitement of Hartbeespoort is in the getting there. The scenic roads from the Johannesburg metropolis meander through farmlands and bushveld, with red aloes adding a splash of colour.