Water activity

Hartbeespoort: Daily Boat Cruises

4.4 / 5

77 reviews

Hartbeespoort: Daily Boat Cruises

From £24.18 per person

Explore Hartbeespoort Dam and the majestic Magaliesberg Mountain Range on a scenic daily 2-hour boat cruise. Enjoy a welcome drink upon boarding the boat. Savor local South African fare while taking in the lush scenery.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
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Afrikaans, English, Tsonga, Setswana, Sesotho, Zulu


  • Take in panoramic views of the oldest mountain range in the world
  • Explore the natural scenery of Hartbeespoort Dam on a boat, with the Magaliesberg Mountain Range as your backdrop
  • Experience nature, local food, and music on the waters of the Hartbeespoort Dam
Full description
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.
  • 2-hour cruise experience
  • Traditional South African food
  • Service and music
  • Day pass into the nature reserve
  • Entry Fee of R50.00 per person or R30.00 per child, and R40.00 per car or R60.00 per bus parking fee
  • Cash bar on board the boat
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Entry is through the Kommando Nek Nature Reserve Gate, proceed through the reserve and follow signs to Harties Boat Company. The booking office will be next to the boat where you will check in and complete paperwork before boarding the boat at the designated jetty. Boarding and docking will commence at the same jetty.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  •  This cruise is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
  •  Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a warm top in case it gets windy. It is a good idea to bring cash in case the credit card machines fail to connect.
  •  Please arrive at resort 30 minutes prior to your cruise time.
  •  Please bring ID or passport.
  •  Please note entry & parking fee payable to the nature preserve are to be paid at the gate in cash. You do however receive a bar voucher in return for your entry fee to use for drinks onboard the boat.
  • The local partner reserves the right to cancel a cruise due to weather circumstances and for safety reasons. In this event you will be issued with a voucher valid for 12 months or moved onto the next available date and cruise.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 77 reviews

Review summary

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Me and my daughter had a fantastic time, the food was great, to bad it started raining the last hour of the ride.... Still it was good

3 December 2021

Enjoyed the whole cruise..the weather was a bit off but overall good

2 December 2021

Had a beautiful experience and the atmosphere was lovely.

2 December 2021

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