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Hartbeespoort, South Africa - 28th April 2012

By: Katara

Hi Mommy and Alex  B)


Today we took a drive to Hartbeespoort. "Hartbeespoort, informally also known as "Harties", is a small resort town in the North West Province of South Africa, situated on slopes of the Magaliesberg mountain and the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam. The name of the town means "gateway of the hartbees" (a species of antelope) in Afrikaans. It was previously known as Schoemansville, named after General Hendrik Schoeman, a Boer General in the Anglo-Boer War, who owned the farm that the Hartbeespoort Dam was built on.[2]
The town consists mainly of holiday homes around the dam as it is popular with visitors from nearby Gauteng Province. It is home to the Om Die Dam (English:  Around the dam) ultra marathon of 50 km, which takes place annually in the first half of the year" (Information from wikipedia)

One the way to Hartbeespoort we drove past "The Fountain Circle" in Pretoria, which was decorated for the Fifa Soccer World Cup in 2010.


We stopped at the Welwitchia Country Market.






* Posted May 2, 2012, 7:46 pm Last edited May 10, 2012, 10:08 am by Katara [Quote] Go to the top of the page


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