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Categories:Self-Catering Suites / Apartments
Special Categories:Family Friendly
Children of all ages are welcome.
Total number of units available: 19
We offer 19, individually-decorated self-catering apartments. All our units come with fully equipped kitchens.
Units are equipped with televisions, including DSTV and DVD players. Bedding includes fitted sheets, duvet covers and blankets. Many of the units have their own braai facilities.
Suidersee Block 1 has a shared area for braaing and socialising.
An ideal seaside holiday destination, Hartenbos offers an exciting mixture of history, hospitality, culture and entertainment, all steeped in scenic surroundings. From history buffs to nature-lovers, this Garden Route town has something for everyone.
Currently under the Mossel Bay municipality, Hartenbos was originally a farm offered to Esaias Meyer, a local farmer, as a reward by the Dutch East India Company after he helped shipwrecked sailors. Meyer called the farm Hart en Bosch (deer and bush). In 1933, South African Railways and Harbours turned the town into a holiday resort for their employees. The Afrikaanse Taal en Kultuurvereniging'( ATKV) purchased the town. Since then the town has flourished into a seaside holiday destination.
With the Hartenbos River and the beach nearby, the town offers excellent watersports, swimming and fishing opportunities. Hartenbos houses Hartenbos Museum which commemorates the Great Trek, the Langeberg Mall and a variety of flea markets. Throughout the year, the town host cultural festivals, mostly in celebration of Afrikaner culture.
The town of Hartenbos receives its lowest rainfall in June and the highest in October with temperatures ranging from 18.6°C in July to 26.6°C in January. If you’re seeking genuine hospitality and a great experience, then Hartenbos is the right place for you.
From George Airport:
- Turn right onto the R404 and continue for 2.6 km;
- Turn right to merge onto the N2 and continue for 28.8 km;
- Take Exit 397 towards the R102/Hartenbos/R328/Oudtshoorn;
- Continue to follow the signs going towards Hartenbos;
- Turn left onto Louis Fourie Road/R102 and continue for 1 km;
- Turn left onto Onderbos Avenue;
- Continue onto Kaap De Goede Hoop Avenue;
- Turn right onto Paardekraal Avenue and then take the first right onto Groenkop Street;
- Groenkop Street turns left and becomes Magersfontein Avenue;
- The property will be on the left-hand side, clearly signed.
15 % Discount for 3 night bookings or longer at the SUIDERSEE APARTMENTS HARTENBOS.
Valid from: 1 February 2017
Expires: 31 March 2017
Terms and Conditions
15 % Discount for bookings 3 nights or longer
No refunds on cancellations
Please contact Suidersee Holiday Apartments Hartenbos to enquire about rates.
Children of all ages are welcome.
Deposits are usually required to confirm a booking. Please check when making your reservation.
Please request the cancellation policy when you make your booking.
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Suidersee Hartenbos and the surrounding areas are bursting with adventure, scenic sights and wildlife. Here are some of the activities you could indulge in while staying at Suidersee Hartenbos.
Engage your entire family in a game of putt putt and meet people in Hartenbos.
Near our premises is the ATKV heated pool, a popular spot for the locals.
Hartenbos Waterpark is packed with a wide variety of facilities to keep your kids entertained.
The local Play Park is an instant hit with the little ones.
- Oudtshoorn – Cango Caves
- George Airport – Strawberry, cheese and chocolate farms
- Mossel Bay Shell – City to City busses, museums, whale watching
- Knysna Oyster Farm
With internationally-recognised golf courses such as Oubaai Golf Course, Mossel Bay Golf Club and Pinnacle Point, the Garden Route has everything for the avid golfer. With the ocean nearby, well-maintained courses and fully-stocked club shops, golf in the Garden Route is nothing short of excellent.
A Blue Flag Beach, Hartenbos Beach is a spectacular spot to enjoy clean sands and a view of the lagoon.
Boggoms Bay Beach
Situated in Boggoms, this beach is a 1 km stretch of beautiful waves, ideal for swimming.
Dana Bay Beach
A popular spot for whale watching in the Garden Route. This beach features an elevated viewpoint allowing you to see the southern right whales calving in the bay. Schools of dolphins have been spotted in the area.
With a 3km stretch, Dias Beach is the excellent place for social purposes. The beach is ideal for swimming, has ablution facilities as well as a caravan park nearby.
Located near Great Brak River Mouth, Eiland Beach allows you to experience the ocean and the pleasures of the river.
Pinnacle Point Main Beach
Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate is a fusion of leisure, nature and entertainment. Steeped in the scenic Garden Route environment, the beach is the best place to unwind.
Located to most Mossel Bay’s top restaurant and a number of museums including the Old Tree, Santos is fine sandy beach that allows you to explore the meeting of nature and human invention.
Take a 3km along the coastline or take the 15 kilometer long St Blaize hiking trail to Dana Bay. The beach is one the of most vibrant in the Mossel Bay area.
Nature and Wildlife
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
Situated only 17km away from Mossel Bay, The Botlierskop Private Game Reserve houses rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, eland, bontebuck and numerous antelope.
Nyaru Game Lodge Covere
Covered in the famous in the famous Cape Fynbos, the Nyaru Game Lodge is home to Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Nyala and Waterbuck as well as birds such as Olive Bushshike and Fiscal Flycatcher.
Zingela Indlela, a game and cattle farm situated near the Outeniqua Mountains, offers hiking trails through the scenic mountains and coastline. On the trail, you can encounter wildlife species such springbok, zebra, blue wildebeest, and impala.
Garden Route Game Lodge
With various wildlife, a restaurant, swimming pool and sauna, Garden Route Game Lodge is the excellent fusion of nature, wildlife and leisure.
History and Culture
The Hartenbos Museum celebrates the Great Trek of the 1800s. The museum focuses stores historical evidence of the Voortrekker pioneers. Their museum features a number of exhibitions and collections depicting Afrikaner history with the commemoration hall for the 1938 Symbolic Ox Wagon Trek being one of the notable features.
Diaz Museum Complex
This museum complex houses the Granary and Culture Museum, the famous Post Office Tree, the Shell Museum and the Maritime Museum. There is also a historic water spring and Malay graves located at the complex.
St Blaize Lighthouse
Erected in 1864, this lighthouse has a place as one of Mossel Bay’s most precious features.
Cape St Blaize Cave
Cape St Blaize Cave is home to artifacts from as early as 80 000 years ago.
Kwanonqaba Township Tours
Visit the nearby Kwanonqaba Township for a taste of local culture, food and traditional beer. You can also visit the local sangomas (traditional healers)
Hartenbos Cultural Activities
As home to Afrikaner culture, Hartenbos hosts a number of cultural activities. Festivals and gatherings are staged to celebrate local culture and history.