Geography and History
Hartswater is situated in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Hartswater was established in 1934 and became a municipality in 1960. Nearby towns include Jan Kempdorp, Gangspan, Taung and Pampierstad. Hartswater is a small agricultural town which is blessed with fertile land and functions as the main water supplier to the northern section of the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme.
The town’s growth has been nurtured by its irrigation canals and is surrounded by trees and tracts of fertile ground.
Hartswater is a peaceful, old fashioned town that is an ideal stopover for those wanting to enjoy the countryside.
Burial Sites - The burial site of Tswana Chief Galeshewe is near Hartswater.
Hartswater Wine Cellar - Enjoy wine tasting and buy local wines, bottled under the Overvaal and Elements labels.
Taung Skull - On the border of the Northern Cape and the North West Province. Home to the Buxton quarry where Raymond Dart discovered the million-year-old skull of the Taung child and declared a heritage site in 1924.
Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme - Covering 36 950ha, the Scheme, which is one of the largest irrigation schemes in the world, is managed by Vaalharts Water, watering 1 250 farms of some 25ha each in the lush Valley.
Accommodation in Hartswater includes B&B’s, Guesthouses, Farm Stays, Camping and Self Catering.
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