Escape the urban jungle with a retreat for two to beautiful Hartbeespoort Dam. Hartbeespoort or ‘Harties’ for short, is a popular getaway for urbanites in need of respite from their hectic city life.
Galgalos Lodge, which is conveniently close to the action, is the perfect destination for those who enjoy being out and about taking part in activities and sightseeing. And speaking of activities, there are many. From recreational water sports and hiking to river rafting, zip lining and visiting animal sanctuaries, the region is a hive of activity. Whatever your holiday needs are, you’ll have them fulfilled.
Hartbeespoort is a mecca for water sports enthusiasts. On warm, sunny days, people visit the dam to water ski, kayak, and kitesurf, or relax by the water’s edge enjoying picnics and being out in nature.
Conquer the towering rapids of the Crocodile River on a thrilling river rafting adventure. You will get wet; you may even get soaked - be sure to pack of a pair of clothes you can change into afterwards.
Hiking is a gentler way of exploring the countryside if extreme sports don’t interest you. The area has many designated trails suitable for all fitness levels. Or if you’re looking for something more leisurely, Toro Ya Me Cruise Boat offers sunset cruises. Have a sundowner, admire the scenery and be on the lookout for birds and animals at golden hour!
Enjoy a nice outing with the family at Van Gaalen Kaasmaakeri. The farm is nestled in the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains and is an ideal place to visit if you have small kids. Have a meal at their restaurant or plan a picnic on the banks of the Skeerpoort River. If you like cheese, large quantities can be bought for home at the farm shop, as well as preserves, a selection of wine, and souvenirs.
Horticulturalists will enjoy a trip to Aloe Farm. The farm comprises of extensive gardens that are open to the public. Contained in these gardens are unique aloe, indigenous plants, animals and birds.
Nothing beats the taste of an ice-cold beer. After a day exploring Harties, wind down with a craft beer at The Ale House. Pair your beer with a wood-fired pizza.
About Galgalos Lodge
The lodge has a unique character that you're sure to find charming and welcoming. Service is excellent and staff warm and friendly to ensure your stay is a comfortable and happy one.
The interior is stylish and sophisticated yet peaceful and comfortable. Outside guests can enjoy a few sundowners on a large sundeck that overlooks the Hartbeespoort dam, the perfect way to unwind after a day's exploring or taking part in water activities.
Galagos Lodge is conveniently situated near the best that Hartbeespoort Dam and the surrounding area has to offer. It's also located nearby the Magaliespark and Seasons golf courses.
There is an onsite spa called Frangipani Spa. Take some time out of the day to treat yourself and your partner to a relaxing spa treatment, especially when you get back to the lodge after a day's exploring. Alternatively, book a morning treatment to start your day feeling relaxed and refreshed. Frangipani Spa accommodates single and couple reservations.
If it's a romantic getaway you have planned for your partner to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, romantic décor can be arranged for your room at an additional cost (please enquire directly with Galagos Lodge).
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103 Jocelyn Street