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Find adrenaline-pumping things to do in Harties for any couple to enjoy whether it’s a vacation, mini-break, honeymoon, pre-wedding or destination wedding activity for the bachelor/bachelorette party. Take a look if you dare…..

Things to do in Harties

Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris –

If you’re going to do it – do it in an unassailable style. Its sunrise, the silence of flight is punctuated only by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and the faint call of a bird or animal far beneath. The thrill is indescribable.

You’re hovering gently above the treetops of the beautiful Magalies River Valley, or drifting majestically high above the Magaliesberg range in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site, just 45 km north of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, a region boasting some of the best ballooning weather in the world. The exceptional peace of this unique and almost supernatural view of the world will forever remain as a truly cherished memory.

After landing, savour a delectable and generous champagne breakfast at our well established, traditionally exquisite, and beautifully appointed Clubhouse, Pavilion, and Restaurant, where you’ll be filled with the warmest of memories.

Professional pilots, attentive crew, immaculately maintained equipment, 5 aviation safety awards, make this longest established licensed Balloon Airline in southern Africa the choice of the well informed discerning individual traveller or corporate group.

Internationally hailed as Southern Africa’s best value, best quality tour operator to be appraised as the winner of the South African Tourism “Welcome Awards 2006”. Selected as the preferred hot air balloon operator in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site 2010-2011 promotions.


Enduro MX Blast – Arm Pumping Exhilaration! Come alone, with your friends or bring the whole club. Enjoy a cold one and Stay for a braai after the ride. We cater for groups and individuals, young and old, experienced or novice.

Off-road Go Karting

Off Road Go Karting in HartiesWe all feel the need … the need for speed! Come to Ground Zero Adventures and enjoy a high-octane experience – Off Road Go Karting on our circuits.


Abseil in HartiesAbseil and conquer your fears. Drop 15m to the river using your arms to control the descent and your feet to kick off.

River Rafting

White Water Rafting in HartiesTackle a fun-filled 4km river trip on the Jukskei or Crocodile Rivers to our exit points. Meet for admin and issue of equipment for the excursion. Once kitted we take a leisurely road trip to the launch site 4km’s upriver from the exit point.

Zip Line

Zip Line in HartiesAma Zwing Zwing Zipline tour is an adventure that should not be missed! We are situated at Amanzingwe Lodge, nestled in the Magaliesberg Mountain range and close to the scenic Hartbeespoort Dam, a mere 40 minutes from both Pretoria and Johannesburg. Our Zipline Adventure is made up of 7 slides and 10 platforms ranging from 2m – 14m in height. A highlight to both adventurers and spectators is enjoying refreshments at the highest platform with its breath-taking view of the surroundings. Zipline Tours are perfect for team building, corporate activities, and school groups. This unique sky adventure is suited for all ages between 7 and 75 years.


Glide in HartiesMagalies Gliding Club is situated approximately 50km west-northwest of central Johannesburg and 65km southwest of central Pretoria. (Radio 123.4 Mhz) MGC operates out of Orient Airfield (FAOI), on weekends and most public holidays. The Club has around 200 members and a summer weekend will typically see between 100 and 150 stars, including visitors.  Flights of 300 km are regularly achieved and some of our competition pilots have achieved 500, 750, and even 1000km flights from Orient. We are very fortunate to enjoy some of the best thermal soaring conditions in the world, and most flying days produce powerful thermals of between 1 and 5 meters per second climbs to as high as 18000 feet AMSL.  Orient airfield lies at 5100 feet above mean sea level with two parallel 1500m long grass strips laid out 18-36, a cross runway of 700m (11-29), and an emergency strip of 500m.

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