Hartenbos Accommodation

Hartenbos, which is broken down into the two words 'Hart en Bosch', is derived from the Afrikaans language to mean 'deer bush'. Now a popular seaside resort, Hartenbos started out as a rural farmland granted to a local farmer. The piece of land was a gift to the man after he rescued drowning sailors from a shipwreck. Following his demise, Hartenbos was bought by the Afrikaans Language and Culture Organisation and was used as a holiday destination reserved for its members. Today it is now a popular seaside resort available to the public, where thousands of holidaymakers make their way up from the Limpopo Province all the way to the Western Cape. During school holidays and family vacations, the tranquil town is transformed into a hive of festivity.

One of the biggest attractions to Hartenbos is, of course, the beach. Hartenbos Beach has, in recent times, received an official flagship status. This means that beachgoers can take comfort in knowing that it is clean, safe and environmentally friendly. With its long stretches, walkers can take long afternoon meanders along the coastline. It is also a great place for anglers, where one can cast off on one of the many rock stacks found along the beach. For bathers looking to take a refreshing dip in shallow waters, the lagoon makes for safer swimming.

Apart from frolicking in the waves and basking in the sun, marine spotting is also a popular activity upon one's visit to the beach. Between the months of May to November, one can view pods of whales, school of dolphins and seals swimming, calving and playing in the waves.

Once you get tired of being covered in sand from top-to-toe, spoil your children with a visit to the Hartenbos Waterpark. Considered to have the biggest variety of slides in the Western Cape, you're bound to have endless amounts of fun while whizzing down the chutes and water tubes.

After a sun-kissed day on the beach and surrounds, nurse that sunburn with a comfortable night's rest at the various holiday accommodation establishments in the area.

While water-based activities and many trips to the beach are mandatory on a visit to Hartenbos, there is plenty to do in the small, but thrumming town. If you're looking to learn more about the history of the town and their ties to the Voortrekkers, take a stroll down the main street to visit the ATKV Hartenbos Museum. The museum documents the lives of the Boers as they relocated en masse away from the chokehold of colonial rule to greater pastures elsewhere. Their journey known as the 'Great Trek' was tumultuous, passing through mountain ranges and crossing over rivers to reach their final destination.

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Die dupleks meenthuis is in Island View, binne 'n sekuriteitskompleks gelee. Dit is 5 minute se ry van die Langeberg Mall af en 10 minute van Dias Strand en die ATKV oord af. Die vakansiehuis beskik ... More Info

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A beautiful flat, situated in the popular area of Hartenbos. The flat is situated 600m from main beach, amenities, shops and entertainment area. The 3 bedroom apartment is located on the 2nd floor.... More Info

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This 4 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms has a sea view and is 100m from atkv playpark, waterslides and indoor heated pool. It is 150m from the beach. The apartment is on the second floor. (No... More Info

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This 4 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms has a sea view. It is 100m from atkv playpark, waterslides and indoor heated pool and 150m from the beach. The apartment is on the second floor. There ar... More Info

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From R1100* unit

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The two-storey holiday home is centrally located in the heart of Hartenbos Hills, in a radius of 2.5km from ATKV main beach and 3km of Langeberg Mall, with a beautiful 180-degree ocean view overlookin... More Info

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Self-catering flat on Diaz beach with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with shower. Sleep 4-6 people. Sleeper couch in lounge area for 2 extra people. 1 Queen size bed in main bedroom and 1 single bed and 1 Dou... More Info

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Great View Guest House is ideally situated in Hartenbos Heuwels, Hartenbos, Mossel Bay, on a hilltop overlooking the Indian Ocean. Situated close to the N2 national road, access to the famous Garden R... More Info

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Kom rus n bietjie is located 2.5km from the very popular Hartenbos main beach and has a beautiful view over the Outeniqua Mountains from the braai area. Our self catering accommodation is only 38km fr... More Info

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This privately owned resort is located near Hartenbos River, walking distance to Hartenbos, the beach and lagoon area. Just 9 km to Mossel Bay and 30 km to George Airport. The 30 grass covered sites w... More Info

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Situated at the start of the Garden Route between Mossel Bay and Hartenbos. The best of both worlds, country living close to busy centre. ... More Info

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Hartenbos has always been the best holiday destination to me.
- Leonie Du Venage

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It was a great experience. It's so beautiful there, we enjoyed every moment of our stay.
- Catherine Slabbert

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I enjoyed Hartenbos very much. This is a definite holiday destination: lots of people, lots of fun.
- Chris Weitz