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Photography 9: "Harties"

Updated on September 3, 2013

Pelotion!

Day at Hartebeespoort Dam.

These photos were taken at Hartbeespoort Dam (Harties) when we went out for a “braai” on Saturday 25 September 2010.

We went to Anty Marlie’s Cafe on the dam’s wall, where you bay your raw meat and "braai" there with fire that they supply.

It is a lot of fun and stunning nature to observe. Photography as a hobby is stunning.

Hartbeespoort Dam?

Hartbeespoort Dam is an arch type dam situated in the North West Province of South Africa.

It lies in a valley to the south of the Magaliesberg mountain range and north of the Witwatersberg mountain range, about 35 kilometers west of Pretoria.

The dam wall!

Day out at Hartebeespoort dam

Beneath the Hartebeespoort dam wall and all
Beneath the Hartebeespoort dam wall and all | Source
Hartebeesboort dams wall en sluice
Hartebeesboort dams wall en sluice | Source
Louis standing by the old truck at Tant Malies cafe
Louis standing by the old truck at Tant Malies cafe | Source
Cavell by the old truck
Cavell by the old truck | Source
Louis and Cavell
Louis and Cavell | Source
Stephen and Marbeth
Stephen and Marbeth | Source

Wikipedia.

Hartbeespoort Dam (also known as Harties) is an arch type dam situated in the North West Province of South Africa

Coordinates: 25°44′51″S 27°52′1″E.

It lies in a valley to the south of the Magaliesbergmountain range and north of the Witwatersberg mountain range, about 35 kilometers west of Pretoria. The name of the dam means "pass of the hartebeest" (a species ofantelope) in Afrikaans.

This "poort" in the Magaliesberg was 'n popular spot for hunters, where they cornered and shot the hartebeest. The dam was originally designed forirrigation, which is currently its primary use, as well as for domestic and industrial use. The dam's hazard potential has been ranked high.

The town of Hartbeespoort is situated close to the dam wall and the villages of Kosmos, Melodie, Ifafi, Meerhof and Pecanwood Estate can be found alongside its banks.

Hartbeespoort was previously known as Schoemansville, after General Hendrik Schoeman.


Harebeespoort Dam.

Hartbeespoort dam!

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      Louis Fourie 3 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

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