Experience the Grandeur of Hartbeespoort Dam from Harties Harbour

Harties Boat Company

Harties Harbour is situated in the Kommando Nek Wildlife Resort at Hartbeespoort Dam and is just forty fives away from either Johannesburg or Pretoria.

This great venue has plenty to offer in and out of the water and for the adventurous and those just looking to relax.

2 hour scheduled scenic Boat trips, unimog game drives, Lunch in the bushcamp, are some of the top activities.  For those wishing to enjoy an overnight stay or stay for a weekend then the beautiful La Dolce Vita Guest House will make your stay a pleasure.

Boat Cruises at Harties Harbour

A cruise on Hartbeespoort Dam, or Harties, as it is affectionately known, aboard Danny Bouy / Toro Ya Me, is a great way to spend time with friends or family.

Danny Bouy and Toro Ya me is a double decker aluminium hulled boat that can seat up to 100 or 35 people.  There is a bar on board and it has a sun shade for added comfort.

Brunch, Lunch or Sunset Cruises with Harties Boat Company

The cruises are at a leisurely pace allowing you to enjoy the pleasant experience on being on this beautiful dam with its magnificent mountains and delightful views.

Each two-hour cruise will take you around the edge of the dam, past the dam wall with its iconic triumph arch, then cross to the other side and back to the harbour.      

Each cruise includes delicious hot and cold finger or fork food and there is a cash bar on board.

A sunset cruise is always special and begins with a welcoming glass of champagne. Generous and delicious hot and cold snacks will be served as you relax and enjoy a golden sunset over the dam.

Exclusive Corporate Events

Make your next corporate event  exceptional with a fully chartered cruise on Danny Bouy for up to 100 people.  Danny Bouy can also cater for weddings and private parties and offer something very different to the norm with a dance floor and table seating too.

The vessel can be set up on two levels in various configurations and transformed into something magical.

A two-hour scenic cruise will include champagne and welcome cocktails on arrival, hot and cold finger food, or a buffet menu and bar service. 

Music is provided or clients are welcome to bring their own music on USB.

Another popular option is a sunset cruise followed by a unique Unimog game drive and bush braai at the boma at Shingalani Bush Camp in the Kommando Wildlife Resort.

Safety First

Harties Boat Company is SAMSA certified with commercially licensed skippers and qualified crew and the boat has ample lifejackets onboard. Each cruise starts off with a safety briefing before departure.

La Dolce Vita Guest House

As the name suggests this guest house has a lot of Italian flavour – from the styling to the culinary experience to the hospitality.

Located in the picturesque village of Cosmos, with a 180 degree view of the Hartbeespoort Dam and the beautiful Magaliesberg , La Dolce Vita Guest House lives up to its name. 

Apart from the beautifully appointed suites, the rooms are equipped with Jacuzzi Spa baths, couples massages in the comfort of your own room, a swimming pool and lovely Italian styled cuisine.

Perfect for couples wanting a romantic break away or a small corporate group for an intimate and private conference. Our Conference packages include a complimentary 2-hour boat cruise which is great for teambuilding!

Famous Sunday Lunches

Soul Food Sunday Lunch Buffet at the Bush Camp in the midst of the Komandonek Game Reserve has become famous.

To build up an appetite, diners are collected at Harties Harbour and then transported through the game reserve for some game viewing onboard a Unimog before arriving at the boma for lunch.  This is typical bushveld meal with all the trimmings.

Contact Details

For further information or to make a booking call 012 253 5045, 076 567 2091 or 082 704 7202 or email bookings@hartiesboatcompany.co.za   Harties Boat Company can be found at Kommando Nek Resort, Simon Bekker Street, Kosmos, Hartbeespoort or on Google Maps by clicking here. Follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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