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.

Sort Results By:

No 37 La Palma Villas Diaz beach


Get your stay free!

From R600* unit

  • Lowest Price Guarantee

Self-catering flat on Diaz beach with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Sleep 4-6 people. Sleeper couch in lounge area for 2 extra people. 1 Double bed in main bedroom and 2 single beds in spare room. Fully eq... More Info

Request a Quote

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

Request a Quote

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

Book Now Request a Quote

From R385 pps

  • ***

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

1 Person is currently making an enquiry at this establishment.

Book Now Request a Quote

From R600* unit

  • Lowest Price Guarantee

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. Dow... More Info

Request a Quote

From R600* unit

  • Lowest Price Guarantee

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

Request a Quote

From R1000* unit

The holiday cottage offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (with 1 en-suite), separate guest toilet, and large open plan living room with dining area, open plan kitchen and scullery. There is a small courtyar... More Info

Request a Quote

From R370 pps

Situated at the heart of Hartenbos in the Garden Route, Suidersee Hartenbos offers a unique blend of excellent service and accommodation facilities in a picturesque environment. At Suidersee Harten... More Info

Book Now Request a Quote




From R550* unit

  • Lowest Price Guarantee

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

2 People are currently making enquiries at this establishment.

Request a Quote
  • 9 Establishments found

Additional Accommodation in the Area

We found some more establishments that you may be interested in. These establishments may not match the accommodation type or location that you requested.

African Oceans Manor on the Beach
0.9 km

From R800 pps

Inspired by the rhythmic waves rolling onto the golden sand and the majestic Outeniqua mountains, African Oceans echoes perfection. Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, virtually on the shorelin... More Info

Book Now Request a Quote

Looking for a room? Find it here?

Broadcast your accommodation requirements to our database of hotels and lodges.

Price Range comparison

In order to provide meaningful price comparisons this website compares the Per Person Sharing Rate or, where this is not available, the Average Price Per Person for a unit, based on its maximum occupancy.

When Homes and Villas are selected as the search criteria, the full daily rate for the unit is used for price comparison and display irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

* This accommodation is only available as a unit. It has been included in these search results as the average price per person based on maximum occupancy falls within the selected price range. However, the price displayed is the full unit price.

Quick Search

Price Range and Currency

Nearby Destinations

Garden Route (713)

Hartenbos Reviews

Hartenbos Accommodation has been rated 3.5/5 based on 3 reviews.

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

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