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Airboat Ride and Braai


Hartbeespoort Dam, with about 56 km shoreline and surrounded by the majesty of the Magaliesberg mountain range, is a popular week-end getaway for both Pretoria and Johannesburg.

During 1896 building of the dam wall began in the Crocodile river, upon the initiative of General Hendrik Schoeman, owner of the farm Hartbeespoort. Then, the dam was located near the railway line that today runs to Meerhof. It was the largest dam in the southern hemisphere.

In 1905, it was decided to relocate the location of the dam wall. It would be positioned between two mountains; the same position still remains today.

Join our SAMSA certified skipper to enjoy a fun ride on the lake and experience South Africa's only airboat. Enjoy the thrill of 95 km/h top speed and the rush of the slide as you take in the sights along Gauteng's most popular playground.


30 minute airboat experience on Hartebeespoort Dam

Things To Bring

We suggest you bring sun block, binoculars, sun glasses, and extra layers of clothing.  Cameras and video equipment are at your own risk due to light spray.

Your AirScout™

Relaxed seating for 6 guests and 1 or 2 pilots, capable of 95 km/h top speed with plenty of low-end torque for climbing obstacles or running dry ground, grass, rocks, sandbanks, floating debris, logs or river banks. Marine grade all aluminium hull, aircraft riveted, fully decked, 3/8″ polymer on bottom & sides. Built Africa-tuff for safaris, bird watching, fishing, a day out with friends and lots of awesome fun!


FunSeekers member special at R 345,- per person*.
Pre-payment required.


* Bring and Braai: there will be fire
* pre-departure safety briefing
* airboat ride on a 6-seater AirScout™
* PFD / Life Jacket
* Ama-Zinnggg Fun !


Bring and Braai: bring your food, your drinks, plates & cutlery
* access fees to the resort (to be advised with driving directions)

Please Note
Reservations & payment in advance are necessary.
There are 6 passenger seats on board. Departures will be every hour on the hour and you will be allocated a departure time. This is important to enable every one to go on the ride!
Check in at take-off at least 15 minutes before departure time.

*Airboat Ride Price:

Normal Price: R395

Fun Seekers Price: R375 (R20 discount)

Fun Seekers Platinum Members Price: R345 (R50 discount)

Car access to venue: T.B.A.

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