Your Guide To Harties

With Harties being less than an hour away, view our guide to places to visit when you're looking for a family day out of the city.

Jasmyn

For farm fresh products, ensure to make a stop at Jasmyn. Do not be fooled, as this place doesn’t only sell produce, but other artisanal products as well as books and toys. The Windmill Restaurant is a beautiful place to enjoy a meal. Jasmyn also hosts farmer’s markets as well as crafter’s markets. come through to experience the artisanal work behind food and goods.

Address: Jan Smuts Ave &, R511, Hartbeespoort

Tel Number: 012 259 1183

Website:  www.facebook.com/Jasmynmarket/

Pretville

This movie set built for the Afrikaans film Pretville, is now its own little town within Hartbeespoort. Visit this quaint colourful town for a taste of the 1950’s. There are movie screenings and even a roadhouse for burgers, hotdogs and milkshakes. The venue has also been used before for weddings – if you’re the bold, artsy type, it’s a perfect fit. Visit Pretville for some family fun – remember to take some photos at the photobooth!

Address: R511 Hartbeespoort

Tel Number: 083 266 8567

Website:  www.pretville.co.za

Harties Aeriel Cableway

Experience the panoramic views of Hartbeespoort by taking a ride on the cable car. Book your tickets through Harties Aeriel Cableway for exclusive deals.

Address: Plot 3, Melodie, Agricultural Holdings, Hartbeespoort

Tel Number: 012 253 9910

Website:  www.hartiescableway.co.za

Elephant Sanctuary

Come down to the Elephant Sanctuary to have a once in a lifetime interactive elephant experience. The experience starts with an on-foot guide through the sanctuary. In-depth information about African elephants are provided to the guests at this time as well. They introduce you to the elephants and you’ll be able to interact with the elephants. If you’d like to, you can even opt in to walk trunk in hand with an elephant.

Address: R512 Old RTB rd, Zandfontein

Tel Number: 012 258 9904

Website:  www.hartebeespoortdam.elephantsanctuary.co.za

Incendo Distillery

Husband and wife team founded and now run this distillery producing craft liquors. At incendo you’ll be able to find a variety of rums, gins and whiskeys. For their liquors, they experiment with different grains, including barley, triticale, wheat and rye. In terms of ingredients, as many as possible are locally sourced. Plus, the distillery is sustainable! Water used during the processes are recirculated and all the used grains are used for animal feed, baking some dog treats or composting. Every bottle they produce happens in small handcrafted batches, promising an intense experience.

Address: Plot 91 Rietfontein, Hartbeespoort

Tel Number: 083 387 3344 / 071 896 2563

Website: www.incendo.co.za

Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij

For the freshest cheese in all of Harties, visit Van Gaalen. This beautiful spot is ideal for a picnic, and has various cheeses on offer. Their farm shop has something for everyone – whether you’re looking to buy a big wheel of cheese or something sweet.  Van Gaalen also offers cheese tours every Wednesday and Saturday.

Address: Plot 260 Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort

Tel Number: 083 226 7834

Website:  www.vangaalen.co.za

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