Hartenbos activities for your every mood

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Please note: to fight the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), South Africa will go into nationwide lockdown from midnight on Thursday 26 March, ending on April 16th, 2020. This will affect the enjoyment of Hartenbos pursuits during this period.

Hartenbos has it all - golden beaches, a balmy Mediterranean climate, and a wealth of things to do. Its casual slogan "Everything Under the Sun" is a promise you can bank on. You'll find this tiny Garden Route town knows how to show you a good time. Whatever your mood, there are adventures around every corner. Here are are some top picks. Now go on, make memories!

When you're feeling curious

Has your favourite TV series just ended on a cliffhanger? It's the worst feeling. You've got a mental itch that needs scratching. Thankfully, Hartenbos is surrounded by stimulating places to visit like the ATKV Hartenbos Museum and Hartenbos Iron & Washing Museum. 

When you're feeling cranky

If you've got dark clouds hanging over your head, it's time for some pampering. Local beauty salon, 'n Bietjie Pamperlang, can spoil you with a massage, facial, or nail treatment. Rejuvenation, here you come.

When you're feeling competitive

Don't believe what you hear about competitiveness. It can drive you to be your best. When you're in a "bring it on" type mood, Hartenbos can help relieve the tension. Grab your favourite person and play miniature golf or arcade games at the ATKV Hartenbos.

When you're feeling brave

Head to Hartenbos's Seefront Fun Park for an adrenaline rush. This is a water wonderland with three slides, catering to all age groups. There are even plans to introduce more slides. That should please your inner thrill-seeker. 

When you're feeling peckish

You'll find plenty of Hartenbos restaurants to tantalise your tastebuds. Piza ē Vino is your go-to spot for authentic Italian cuisine. Dolf se Stasie boasts fresh food, reasonable prices, and a relaxed atmosphere. Salt & Copper lets you pair your meal with a delicious coffee, latte, craft gin, beer, or wine. 

When you're feeling overwhelmed

Retail therapy can give you an instant boost. Hartenbos's shopping options include Hartenbos Seefront, Coins Park, and Michmal Centre. The only thing that'll weigh you down is a bag filled with your favourite threads. 

When you're feeling nostalgic

The beach has a way of awakening your inner child. It can take you back to sweet memories of vanilla ice cream cones, big waves catching your breath, and glorious sightings of whales on the horizon. Relive those moments at Hartenbos Beach

When you're feeling energetic

If you're on a fitness kick, you'll want to keep that fire burning. Adding diversity to your routine can help. Pop into Bonniedale Holiday Farm for activities like horseback riding, canoeing, and hiking

When you're feeling lonely

Nothing unites people like music. Hartenbos has a thriving music scene thanks to the events at Hartenbos Seefront. The space can bring 200 people together to enjoy performances by local and international artists. 

When you're feeling whimsical

Hopping aboard the Diaz Express can spark your imagination. Whichever excursion you choose, you'll enjoy stunning views over the Indian Ocean, river estuaries, and the indigenous plant life of the Cape floral kingdom.

When you're feeling drained

Modern living with its deadlines and stresses can leave you feeling down. Hartenbos is blessed with many natural escapes to recharge your batteries. Dibiki Holiday Resort is a popular grassy camping site with great facilities. 

When you're feeling romantic

Hartenbos's river is well known for watersport activities like swimming and fishing. However, when the sun sets over its shimmering waters, you'll realise its romantic potential. Sit down for a picnic along the bank, pop some champagne, and make the day special with your loved one. 

It's hardly surprising that over 15 000 visitors flock to Hartenbos during the festive season. Although small, the town offers much to see and do. As a resident, you can explore every inch of Hartenbos at your leisure. Century 21 has a number of properties for sale in the area. View our listings and make contact now.

Author: Century 21

Submitted 24 Mar 20 / Views 87

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