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Hot Air Balloon ride with Mr. C Harties

Hot Air Balloon ride with Mr. C Harties

Driving out of the City on your way to Hartbeespoortdam promises a relaxing weekend away after a short drive into the Magaliesberg mountains. Hartebeespoort dam is full of activities and adventure to book. One of the ultimate experiences to book is a Hot air Balloon ride.   Do it in style. Its sunrise, The silence is magical, the blast of the powerful burners lifts you higher. You can hear faint animal sounds in the distance. The morning light cast long shadows. The beauty in the sky is spectacular. It is a thrill, undescribable from the land. Hovering gently above the...

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Francois Pistorius
December day trips in Gauteng

December day trips in Gauteng

September, the beautiful month of spring, has almost passed. Warm winds blow summer air into every day. Spring summer has arrived. Towards the end of September, December breakaways start to swirl in your mind. Where should I go, what should we do, and for how long? This 2020 COVID year is upside down. Nothing is normal. The only thing that I am sure of is that we all want to breathe a positive end into this year. Travel remains restricted, the border is closed, and International travelling will need a visa or special permission. Hopping on a flight is possible but feels...

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Francois Pistorius
Sunset Drive to Hartebeespoort Dam

Sunset Drive to Hartebeespoort Dam

On a Thursday, I wake up early and try to get work done as quickly as possible. I booked a weekend away at Mr. C Harties. There is a beautiful scenic drive to take to Hartebeespoort Dam from Krugersdorp. I have planned my day to leave enough time for a sunset drive. If you make your way onto the N14 towards Krugersdorp, which becomes the R28 for the last stretch, make a right turn into Commissioner street and then turn right onto the R563. The road offers a scenic drive up the hills and down the valleys with breathtaking views of the Magaliesberg....

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Spring is on the way in Harties

Spring is on the way in Harties

I woke up early this morning, stepped out onto the balcony into the fresh spring air.  I can smell the highveld jasmine all around. It makes me sneeze. Colorful birds are splashing in the birdbaths, and flower blossoms fill the trees. The colors will pop out soon, ready to celebrate the warmth. Day by day, the heat will build up, the clouds will get bigger, and the humidity will rise. Then the first thunderstorms will follow bringing bright blue clear moon skies. There will be rainstorms soon, followed by moonlight. It all happens in a day at Mr. C in...

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