Mosaic Restaurant at The Orient
Run by award-winning Chef Chantel Dartnall, Restaurant Mosaic is a destination for the senses. Voted South Africa’s Chef of the Year, she has placed the country on the international culinary map with a special knack for detail when it comes to modern fine dining.
012 371 2902
De Vette Mossel
An informal dining experience where you can indulge in as much seafood as you want. It might not be the original De Vette Mossel in Mossel Bay, but it’s got its own beach and even a Tietiesbaai lighthouse and you can definitely expect the same when it comes to the menu.
082 346 3731
Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris
A 30-minute drive from Hartbeespoort is Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris. Enjoy a glass of bubbly while drifting gently across the Magalies River Valley and indulge in a champagne breakfast at the beautiful Clubhouse, Pavilion and Restaurant afterwards.
011 705 3201
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
This centre plays an important role in the preservation and protection of cheetah in South Africa. They subsidise their conservation projects with the income they generate from an adoption programme and tours where you can see Cheetah, vultures, caracal and wild dogs.
012 504 9906
Lesedi Cultural Village
Here you get to encounter people of Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Ndebele and Basotho origins. Each of these families live at this village permanently, looking after cows and chickens and offering you the opportunity to compare the customs and organisation of different cultures.
010 442 5888
Edwards Fine Art Gallery
At Edwards Fine Art Gallery you’ll find a selection of modern and contemporary art – works ranging from paintings to ceramics and sculptures. South African artists like William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas, Robert Hodgins and Anton Smit’s works are featured here.
076 472 9812
La Dolce Vita Guesthouse
With views across the Hartbeespoort Dam and the Magalies Mountain backdrop, this is one of the best settings. Their Winter Warmer special running until the end of July, includes a complimentary 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage and a 2-hour scenic cruise.
012 253 5949
Situated on an equestrian estate, it’s the perfect breakaway, but also close enough to Harties’ happenings. The rooms are self-catering, but you can also order from the restaurant. Enjoy the views of Bill Harrop’s Original Safaris’ hot air balloons coming past here.
072 624 4708