Hartbeespoort

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  • Hartbeespoort: Aerial Cable Car Ride

    1. Hartbeespoort: Aerial Cable Car Ride

    Ride the only aerial cable car in all of South Africa and enjoy amazing views along the way. This Swiss-designed and installed gondola seats a maximum of 6 guests. Ascend to the top of the mountain in 6 minutes. As you travel upwards, you’ll pass above a nature reserve. Spot giraffe, zebra, and small antelope from your bird’s eye view. Once you reach the top, you’ll be able to choose from a number of restaurants. Have a drink at the Lookout Bar and sip as a cocktail as you marvel at the spectacular view of the eastern side of the region. Walk “The Dassie Walk,” a 1,200-meter walkway which circles the circumference of the mountain top. Stop at the informative waypoint along the way and learn about the surrounding area. Take the cable car back and return to the starting point.

    It was not my first time at the cable view ; however you guys need to look at talking to your Marshall’s to direct p poke accordingly. I stood on a wrong line for more than an hour because there was no one to tell me that am on a wrong line. I had to buy tickets online and this made to miss my birthday free ride My birthday is on the 26/09

  • Hartbeespoort: Daily Boat Cruises

    2. Hartbeespoort: Daily Boat Cruises

    Enjoy a luxurious, 2-hour boat cruise on the placid waters of the Hartbeepoort Dam. With 3 tours departing daily, at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 4:00 PM, pick the time that fits your schedule and hit the water. Located within the Kommando Nek Nature Preserve, gaze at the protected nature that surrounds you, showcasing the abundance of South Africa’s flora and fauna. Upon boarding the boat, you’ll be treated to a welcome drink as you depart to survey the stunning dam’s waters. With all daily cruises, enjoy a luxurious spread of traditional South African hot and cold finger foods. After your cruise is over and you return to the dock, your entrance pass to the nature preserve will still be valid, so get out there and explore the beauty of the South African countryside.

    Breathe taking views and the host was very friendly and explained everything thoroughly to us.. The food and the music on the boat was amazing

  • Hartbeespoort: 1-Hour Predator Tour

    3. Hartbeespoort: 1-Hour Predator Tour

    Take a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of South Africa's most famous predators up close. Watch lions, wild dogs, and cheetahs roam around within this amazing park. Look carefully and you might glimpse other wondrous wildlife such as giraffes, zebras, springboks, and impalas. Learn about these incredible animals from a qualified guide during an unforgettable 1-hour tour. Experience the sight of lion-feeding by visiting the park at weekends or public holidays, and come away with memories to treasure.

    Awesome drive and our guide Melissa was amazing.She made sure we got the best view of everything and was so informative. Just wish there were more animals to see as we had 2x 6 year Olds who wanted more animals.

  • Hartbeespoort: Self-Drive Lion and Safari Park Tour

    4. Hartbeespoort: Self-Drive Lion and Safari Park Tour

    Make a trip to the must-see tourist destination, Lion & Safari Park, situated only 13km from Lanseria Airport and only 40min from Johannesburg. Enjoy amazing views as it is nestled in the beautiful Magaliesberg mountain range and also within the Cradle of Humankind, a world UNESCO heritage site. This self-drive option allows you you get up close to the predators and other wildlife. No guide is provided so you can drive with your family and friends in your own time through the lion, wild dog, and cheetah enclosures as well as an extended game drive to view antelope and other species. You can watch lion feeding is at 1:00 PM on weekdays and 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM on weekends.

  • From Johannesburg: Lion & Safari Park Half-Day Tour

    5. From Johannesburg: Lion & Safari Park Half-Day Tour

    On this half-day tour, your tour guide will collect you from your accommodations in Johannesburg or Pretoria and take the Lion Park, a natural habitat located not far outside of Johannesburg.  Upon arrival at the Lion Park, you will enjoy 1-hour open vehicle safari drive where you will have the opportunity to view these wonderful animals up close and personal. You will then visit Cub World where you can observe adorable baby lions. There will be a professional photographer who will capture the moments and you have the opportunity to purchase. You will then be driven back to your accommodations in Johannesburg or Pretoria. 

    Great driver. Very friendly. Park was wonderful. Get up close to the big cats. Must do activity if in Johannesburg

  • Lion and Safari Park & Cradle of Humankind Full-Day Tour

    6. Lion and Safari Park & Cradle of Humankind Full-Day Tour

    Discover the Lion and Safari Park, an established tourist destination. The park offers a wealth of exciting activities including a 4x4 game drive for 1.5 hours. You have the opportunity to see a selection of animals including giraffe, ostriches and various other antelope species that roam freely in the park. The Lion and Safari Park is home to a vast selection of indigenous species. The park has a kids play area and food facilities. Amazing photo opportunities await around every corner in the park. Share your memories with friends and family. After visiting the Lion and Safari Park, continue to the Cradle of Humankind Sterkfontein Caves, here you can see the oldest hominid fossils from the cradle which are more than 3 million years old. Visit the exhibition centre, which showcases geological concepts such as cave formations and fossils of early life form. It is highly interactive and ...

    Great experience overall....most of all it was safe....vehicle clean and comfortable....excellent driver and tour guide....pick up on time....we really enjoyed the lions and going to cradle of mankind.

  • Pretoria: Pretoria City and Lion Park Tour

    7. Pretoria: Pretoria City and Lion Park Tour

    After morning pickup from your accommodation in Johannesburg or Pretoria, you’ll head out to the Lion Park. Your registered tour guide will take you on a tour through the Lion Park, a natural habitat only 45 minutes drive from Johannesburg. The park is home to more than 85 lions, including the rare white lion, among other carnivores like the cheetah, hyena, and wild dog. You’ll also make a stop at Cub World, where you can cuddle baby lions. Afterwards, you’ll head in to Pretoria for a city tour. The capital of South Africa, Pretoria is home to a bevy of historic sites. Visit the Union Buildings, headquarters of the South African government, and wander through the beautifully terraced gardens. Then it’s off to the Voortrekker Monument, which commemorates the Great Trek, a mass movement of Afrikaner Boers who resented British rule. Next on the itinerary is the Paul Kruger House Museum, w...

    Fantastic day with the balance between the historical sites of Pretoria & the amazing animals at the lion park. My guide Thabang from MoAfrika Tours was exceptional and imparted his knowledge of Pretoria & South Africa. Well organised. Pick up & drop off to motel in Pretoria. Comfortable vehicle with wifi.

  • Hartbeespoort: 2.5-Hour Private Photographic Safari Tour

    8. Hartbeespoort: 2.5-Hour Private Photographic Safari Tour

    Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure as you enjoy a private tour of Hartbeespoort Lion and Safari Park. In the safe hands of a trained expert, spend 2.5 hours exploring the park as you get up close and personal to a number of animals. On the tour, see lions, wild dogs, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards, giraffe, zebra, springbok, and more in their natural habitat. A private photographer will accompany you on the adventure, taking breathtaking photos of this unforgettable experience. As you explore the park, learn everything there is to know about these fascinating animals, and have your photo taken alongside them.

  • From Jo'burg: Lion Park & Cradle of Humankind with Lunch

    9. From Jo'burg: Lion Park & Cradle of Humankind with Lunch

    Visit the world-renowned Cradle of Mankind on a popular full-day tour from Johannesburg. Transfers from your accommodation in Johannesburg or Pretoria are provided. The Cradle of Humankind is about 47,000 hectares in size and is located just 50 kilometers from Johannesburg. It is one of 8 places in South Africa listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1999. You’ll find a complex of limestone caves, including the Sterkfontein Caves, where the 2.3-million-year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus (nicknamed Mrs. Ples) was unearthed in 1947. In fact, more than a third of all hominid fossils ever found have come from this area. At the Maropeng Visitor Center you’ll take in the world-class exhibition, opened in 2005, that focuses on the development of humans and hominins over the last few million years. At the entrance, you’ll see a massive burial mound called the Tumulus, whi...

    Personally guided and informative day tour involving Lion Reserve, caves and museum experience. well balanced and a great one day introduction on first South African visit.

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What people are saying about Hartbeespoort

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 271 reviews

Breathe taking views and the host was very friendly and explained everything thoroughly to us.. The food and the music on the boat was amazing

Great driver. Very friendly. Park was wonderful. Get up close to the big cats. Must do activity if in Johannesburg

The view is absolutely beautiful,good food and overall a good experience if you're looking to have a chilled day.

Excellent monitoring and enforcing Covid regulations. People are monitored to ensure everyone has a mask on

It was a great experience out of this world I definitely do it again