Welcome to Hartbeespoort Dam Snake & Animal Park


Snuggled against the foot of the Magaliesberg on the eastern shore of Hartbeespoort Dam, lies this most remarkable private Park, surrounded by massive walls like those of a medieval castle protecting a rare gem.


Within these walls, a world has been created where visitors can experience the essence of what makes Hartbeespoort Dam unique, the presence of animals, water lapping at stonewalls and jetties, giant tress, exotic foliage and towering cliffs.

The park has the most interesting Snake and Seal show held on Public Holidays, School Holidays and weekends at 12H00 and 15H00. It is a show not to be missed.

"Visitors can see a great variety of species including lions, tigers, and other big cats"


Visitors can see a great variety of species including lions, tigers and other big cats. Visitors will also see chimpanzees and other primates, hyenas, wild dogs, otters, birds and reptiles. We have one of the finest reptile collections in Southern Africa.

Beginning about 56 years ago, the Park has grown to become an institute determined to contribute to the understanding and preservation of our wildlife.

General Info

Entrance Fee

R 130 per Adult
R 60 per child between the ages of 3-12


Open daily, Public Holidays & School Holidays
Open from 8H00

Closing time will be announced on the Park's Public Address system.


1 Scott Street, Hartbeespoort Dam, 0216
GPS Coordinates: 20°40'69"S -27°51'6"E

For more information visit our Contact page.


Free Parking in front of the Park and another parking area on three levels opposite the Park. The Park is accessible to wheelchairs and prams and has toilet facilities for wheelchair visitors.


Weekend visitors can enjoy a scenic ferryboat cruise on the dam near the Park and the dam wall.

The Ferryboat ride is approximately a 25 min. cruise and is able to seat 100 people. We cater for a variety of functions i.e. conferences, corporate functions, kitchen teas, sunset cruises, weddings and birthday parties etc., from finger snacks to sit down meals and a cash bar is available. Our vessels and skippers are SAMSA registered.

Harties Watersport Centre also features speedboat rides, water toys as well as Jet Ski rides.

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