Hartenbos Accommodation

Situated on the warm Garden Route coast between Mossel Bay and George, Hartenbos is a cultural institution in South Africa. Today it is just as popular as it was when it was declared a settlement and accommodation in Hartenbos has expanded to meet growing needs. From self-catering complexes to caravan sites, Hartenbos accommodation caters to everyone. All that is required is a love of the beach and the sunshine.

Hartenbos began life in the 1930ís when it was designated as a holiday resort for the South African Railway and Harbourís low-rung employees. The farm was later bought by the Afrikaans Taal en Kultuurverenging (Afrikaans Language and Culture Society) and used by its members as a summer holiday getaway during the Apartheid years. Almost one hundred years on, the town, while more racially integrated, is still a predominantly Afrikaans destination, quiet for most of the year and exploding in a burst of braais, sokkie music and beer over the December school holidays.

Owing to its niche market, or perhaps vice versa, Hartenbos is still the heart of many an Afrikaans cultural festival from the New Yearís Eve festivities to the massive Christmas day mass held in the stadium.

Hartenbos remains popular as it shares many of the benefits of other towns along the Garden Route. There are 5km of beach which make for good angling opportunities, and the Indian Ocean with its warm currents give the sea a pleasant temperature for swimming. The river mouth also offers a lagoon for more cautious water-babies and canoes on the water are fun to paddle about in. The lagoon is a breeding area for many seabird species too, adding a bit of biodiversity to the mix.

There is a waterpark complete with waterwurm (super tube) and heated pool. In the high season, the town flea market blossoms providing endless curio-shopping opportunities and the general vibe in the town is one of summer loviní Ė slip slops and children in swimming costumes abound with beach buckets and small nets tucked under their arms.

While accommodation in Hartenbos may not be for everyone, those who like it LOVE it, and with the warm climate, beautiful beach and fun summer atmosphere, itís easy to why.

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The Farm

From R250 pps


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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Great View Guesthouse

From R385 pps

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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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B29 Alikreukel

From R300 pps

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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. ... More Info

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Dibiki Holiday Resort

From R100 pps


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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B30 Alikreukel

From R300 pps

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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.... More Info

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Outeniqua View

From R600* unit


Outeniqua View is in a quiet unit in the suburbs of Hartenbos, with a stunning view of the Outeniqua mountains. The beach is 2.3km away, with easy access to George and Mossel Bay. Mossel Bay offers 4... More Info

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Hartenbos

From R550* unit

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Hartenbos accommodation available at this 2 bedroom holiday apartment. It includes a lockup garage. ... More Info

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Hartenbos Reviews

Hartenbos Accommodation has been rated 3.5/5 based on 2 reviews.

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

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