ACCOMMODATION - NORTH WEST PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA
|Brits is a large town and
district situated in a fertile, citrus, vegetable and grain-producing area
that is irrigated by the waters of the Hartbeespoort Dam in North West
Province of South Africa. It is close to the City of Tshwane Metropolitan
Municipality in Gauteng, which includes Pretoria and it has the same dialling
code as Pretoria. In addition to being a centre for agriculture, the town
is home to several heavy industries, it is worth mentioning the presence
of a factory of the Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo that produced cars
for the domestic market and export to Asia from 1974 to 1985. The town
also plays an important role in the South African mining industry: 94%
of South Africa's platinum comes from the Rustenburg and Brits districts,
which together produce more platinum than any other single area in the
world. In addition, there is a large vanadium mine in the district.
Map of Brits
|While in Brits
- Chefs restaurant offers international cuisine with a Mediterranean touch
in various settings surrounded by beautiful gardens. We can serve for up
to 80 guests in conference or gathering session, but as a restaurant you
and we'll be happy with 30/40 guests. Starting with an early mountain bike
ride or game drive with breakfast in the private Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve
up till supper in the Boma or Lounge; 24/7 here's where the good life starts.
Guest House, Bed & Breakfast, BRITS
deep in the heart of this lush and lovely part of Brits, you will find
the charming Acacia Guest House, a haven for those who seek the peace and
tranquillity of their home away from home yet close to local amenities.
Acacia Guest House is a welcome retreat for the concerned traveller or
business executive alike. This beautiful home with it's stately elegance
was built a century ago by a popular doctor in Brits and the house has
it's original oregan pine flooring and tin ceilings. Here is a choice of
eleven beautifully appointed ground level en-suite rooms, of which eight
have a Jacuzzi/spa-bath. Each room is fully equipped with a television
and bar fridge and also has tea and coffee facilities. Our luxury , Executive
and premier suites are also equiped with Airconditioners. The accommodation
is of a very high standard.
Game Ranch, Rural Self-Catering House, near BRITS
Game Ranch is situated only 1.5 hours from Johannesburg making it an ideal
weekend getaway. Guests have exclusive use of the 235-hectare game farm.
Leadwood Lodge is a well appointed, upmarket facility sleeping 10 guests
with all the conveniences one could wish for. This facilities offers self-catering.
Activities include game viewing, walking, mountain biking, fishing and
bird watching. For those with a 4x4 our Mountain top Lapa offer great views
at sunset. Our friendly staff will make beds, clean dishes, pour drinks
and prepare the evening fire. The call of the jackal and lion are heard
at night and early mornings. Leadwood House is an upmarket well appointed
facility sleeping ten guests. four bedrooms, two bathrooms (mes), open
plan lounge/dining room, bar, snooker table, covered patio, built in braai
and swimming pool.
Rondombos, Self-Catering Chalet, near BRITS
accommodation sleeps 2. The accommodation consists of a four poster double
bed, fully equipped kitchen, and private bathroom (shower). The braai area
is enclosed and protected from many of the weather elements. The unit also
has its own private garden. Rondombos is situated in the Magaliesberg,
in a nature protected area. The area is covered with Bushveld, and views
of the Magaliesberg is spectacular. In the evenings when one is particularly
lucky, you might see some Hyenas and other small game. The accommodation
unit caters for romantic couples. Exclusive and private 6 seater jacuzzi.
(Water drained and jacuzzi cleaned after every occupation), Full DSTV,
DVD player - music and TV. The accommodation consists of a four poster
double bed, fully equipped kitchen, and private bathroom (shower).
DAM ACCOMMODATION - EASTERN REGION - NORTH WEST PROVINCE
(officially the Hartbeespoort Dam Reservoir) is a dam situated in the North
West Province of South Africa. It lies in a valley to the south of
the Magaliesberg mountain range and north of the Witwatersberg mountain
range, about 35 kilometres west of Pretoria. The name of the dam means
"pass of the hartbees" (a species of antelope) in Afrikaans. The dam was
originally designed for irrigation which is currently its primary use.
The dam is situated on the
farm Hartebeestpoort, once owned by the Boer General Hendrik Schoeman (1840
- 1901). The farm and adjacent land was acquired by the State, mainly through
the facilitation of his son, Johan Schoeman (1887 - 1967), in about 1912.
Map of Hartbeespoort
|The dam was
completed in 1923 and subsequently became a very popular holiday and weekend
resort for the inhabitants of Johannesburg and Pretoria; it is the principal
water recreation area of northern Gauteng and many types of water sports
are practised on the dam.
Hartbeespoort Dam supplies
irrigation water through a 544 km long network of canals to 159.76 km²
of farmland on which tobacco, wheat, lucerne, fruit and flowers are produced.
The town of Hartbeespoort is situated close to the dam wall and the villages
of Kosmos and Schoemansville can be found alongside its banks.
A tarmac road skirts the
circumference of the dam; along its route it passes through a 56.6 m long
tunnel and also crosses the dam wall.
accommodation options in Hartbeespoort Dam
Boutique Hotel and Conference Centre, HARTBEESPOORT DAM
is an elite, up market and contemporary styled boutique hotel and conferencing
centre offering high quality personalized and individual service.
Cocomo Guesthouse has a very romantic feeling with a stylish yet contemporary
and exclusive exotic island theme. Situated in the peaceful nature
of the Hartbeespoortdam, the location assures for tranquility. Being less
than an hour's drive from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Sun City, it allows
for the convenience of not having to travel too far, yet escapes the hectic
city buzz. Cocomo guesthouse is within walking distance from the
dam and has a lovely view over the dam. It is also situated close to the
CBD with main shopping centre and restaurants and close to all the tourist
attractions. There are so many things to do in the surrounding area.
Bed & Breakfast/Guest House/Self-Catering, HARTBEESPOORT DAM
the elegance and comfort of Khayamanzi Bed & Breakfast. Khayamanzi
offers you eight stylishly furnished en suite bedrooms with Dstv, email
and fax facilities and complimentary hi speed wi-fi internet access in
all rooms. Complimentary tea and coffee and fully stocked mini bar
in each room. One unit has self-catering facilities. Khayamanzi
is set in the heart of the Magaliesberg Mountains with stunning mountain
views. Breakfast is served in a thatched lapa in the garden(covered
and heated in winter). Services include airport transfers, car hire and
tours can be arranged. Eight stylishly furnished en-suite bedrooms
with queen size beds (two with king), Dstv and wireless internet. Some
rooms can be configured to accommodate twin beds. All rooms have
separate entrances, security and safes.
Dolce Vita Guest House, HARTBEESPOORT DAM
pleasure of experiencing the exceptional. Nestled in the picturesque secured
village of Kosmos, 30min from Jhb and Tshwane and on the main route to
Sun City. Our luxury rooms & honeymoon suites are comfortable
with modern facilities where you can enjoy privacy and tranquillity. All
rooms with an exquisite view over the Hartbeespoortdam. The ideal accommodation
for discerning business men, travellers, brides, honeymoon couples or the
perfect destination for a midweek or weekend breakaway. Participate
in a variety of leisure activities with a difference. Within close proximity
from the guesthouse you will find tourist attractions such as the elephant
sanctuary, hot air ballooning, golf quad biking and many other. Pamper
yourself at the View Relax Spa - an oasis of well-being where you will
experience an awakening of body and soul.
Swift Chalets, Self-Catering on a Farm, HARTBEESPOORT DAM
romantic and intimate chalets for two are situated in the Skeerpoort Valley
on the banks of the Magalies River, just 40 minutes drive from Johannesburg
and Pretoria. Our goal is to provide you with privacy and an opportunity
to relax away not just unwind! The 50 hectare farm has been game fenced
and various species have been introduced for your pleasure and enjoyment.
The chalets are fully equipped for self catering - open plan design with
queen size bed and bay window bath overlooking river. Fully equipped for
self catering with fridge, microwave, hotplate stove, fireplace and private
Oxwagon Lodge, HARTBEESPOORT DAM
in an oxwagon! A unique private hideaway for nature lovers where
you relive the romance of the early Pioneers and 'Jock of the Bushveld'
era. Relax and unwind. Treat yourself to an unforgettable night in an authentically
restored ox-wagon and a panoramic view of Hartbeespoortdam high from the
Witwatersberg Mountains. Facilities include our open braai area and
lapa, restaurant, dance floor, amphitheatre and outdoor function venue,
The Fever Terrace (to enjoy with our delicious picnic baskets), conference
venue, beautiful walking trail, and the Nature and History Museum. We also
have the Backpackers Inn – a converted double-decker bus – that can sleep
up to 18 people. There is plenty to see and do in the Hartbeespoort