The 10 Best Things to Do in Hartenbos, South Africa

December 5, 2017 Madelene Haan

Hartenbos is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is located some 45 kilometres outside George, South Africa. It belongs, together with 20 other settlements, to the Mossel Bay Local Municipality. Originally a farm, the South African Railways and Harbours turned it into a holiday resort for their lower-rung employees in 1933.
Restaurants in Hartenbos

Port Natal Ave, Hartenbos 6500, South Africa +27 44 695 2083
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4 based on 15 reviews

Hartenbos Water Park

Reviewed By tsareviews - Libreville, Gabon

Had a great time on the water slide while my daughter played on the mamothly big jungle gym close by. The water was reasonably warmer and the slide slippery as usual. Great place to spend the afternoon with loved ones. Loved the Seating areas and the put put course. Toilets and dressing facilities are a huge bonus.

2. St. Blaize Trail

Mossel Bay, South Africa
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4.5 based on 179 reviews

St. Blaize Trail

Reviewed By C_Avelar - Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP

The place offers outstanding views! Depending on the trail you take, it can be tiring. Also, in the morning, the ants in the way are annoying! Even after used insect repellent, the get you. In the afternoon, when we came back, we did not see them.

3. Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room

Klipheuwel Farm, Klein Brak River, Garden Route Drive on the N2 – between Mossel Bay & George, Klein Brak River, South Africa +27 44 696 5977
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room

Reviewed By Gert v

The people were great. They are friendly and eager to help. Thank you for everything. Amazing wine. Enjoy your day.

4. Zorgfontein Game Farm

Amy Searl Road, Great Brak River, South Africa +27 44 620 2026
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Zorgfontein Game Farm

A once in a life time experience. Walk alongside Africa's most majestic predator. The "walking with lions" encounter is an opportunity to interact with young lions. The walks take approximately one hour to complete - depending on how fast the lions are prepared to amble - and a maximum of eight - ten guests can be hosted on each excursion.No leashes, No Collars, just a natural African Adventure.

Reviewed By Alison S - Godalming, United Kingdom

Having seen lions from the safety of a jeep, getting to walk with (well behind really) them was unmissable. It was a lovely experience to be able to stroll along behind them and ask questions of the knowledgeable guide. The lions seemed well trained - they knew where to stop for photo opportunities. And boy did we get some photos. The guide took loads of them for each of us on our phones so we had plenty to show our amazed friends back home. There were five of us in our group, walking with two lions, one guide and three handlers. We felt safe at all times. A must do it you are in the area.

5. Santos beach

Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
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4.5 based on 120 reviews

Santos beach

Reviewed By LouwrensleRoux - Durban

A normal part of the beach, having a view on the harbour, once you have seen it you would probably view it while passing

6. Janine Iron and Washing Museum

Tulbach, Hartenbos, South Africa +27 83 283 3831
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5 based on 13 reviews

Janine Iron and Washing Museum

The museum consists of more then 640 laundry irons, mostly rare and some only existing examples left. Also more then 50 rare washing machines and mangles dated back from the 1800, some are claimed to be of the only remaining in the world. The museum are packed with other rare antique laundry related items. Some non-laundry related items are also included.

Reviewed By MOYENI - JHB

This museum, housed on the property of a bona fide laundry business, is an outstanding private collection of much merit. It has been lovingly amassed by genuine collectors who now provide access to their treasures for a nominal fee. I don't think there is anything quite like it elsewhere. What a joyous find.

7. ATKV’s Hartenbos Museum

Majubalaan, Hartenbos, South Africa +27 44 695 2183
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

ATKV’s Hartenbos Museum

Reviewed By Jilldutoit - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

This is a fascinating collection of items from the time of the Great Trek through to the centenary celebrations of the event in 1938. My husband's grandfather was one of the centenary celebration's organisers, who participated in the re-enactment of the original trek. This period of history has been well documented and displayed. The exhibits have been well looked after , the stone floors gleamingly clean!
At R5.00 per person entry fee, their running costs can hardly be covered, so donations are suggested but one trusts that this collection will still be able to be appreciated by generations to come.

8. Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa +27 44 691 1067
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4 based on 567 reviews

Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

Reviewed By johhew - Whitley Bay, United Kingdom

A great source of information about the voyages of discovery. It really highlights how extraordinary these early explorers were setting off into the unknown in the smallest of vessels. The mind boggles. The development of cartography is also well covered - all amazing and very well done.

R327 Hertbertsdale Road | ReedValley Farm, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa +27 44 698 1022
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

ReedValley

Steeped in history, ReedValley was established on one of the oldest farms in the Mossel Bay district and now boasts a selection of export wines. Our tasting venue is the only physical location where you can enjoy our wines. We also offer authentic Portuguese food and our large fire place ensures a cozy atmosphere even in the coldest weather. There is also a play area for kids.

Reviewed By meetagrawal123 - Ahmedabad, India

I would like to thank ReedValley (especially our host, Peter) for making this day memorable.
If they take their reviews seriously, I would like to tell ReedValley that Peter is surely an asset for them.
We got to learn so much about wines, south african culture and cuisine. The blends of the wines were simply amazing.
The dessert wines were our favorite and we would love to get some bottles delivered to our country soon.

10. Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

Montagu Street, Mossel Bay, South Africa
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3.5 based on 93 reviews

Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

Reviewed By Hencko - Addo, South Africa

It's a must when you are in Mossel Bay. You only go there for the view. You will see the whole of Mossel Bay and is Spectacular. When we were up there a couple got engaged.

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