Accommodation Harties

Harties Best Accommodation

The little village of Hartbeespoort lies right on the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam, basking in the sunlight on the slopes of the Magaliesberg. Its name literally means “pass of the Hartbees” and refers to a species of antelope that probably used this pass as a means over the Magaliesberg Mountains.

Hartbeespoort lies conveniently close to both Johannesburg and Pretoria, making it a much sought-after weekend destination, and water sports are high on the agenda for most visitors to the edge of the dam. Staying here gives you the best of two worlds, surrounded as you are by both water and mountains; a combination that never ceases to influence those stealing time away from the city humdrum.

La Dolce Vita as an accommodation

Discover a little old-world Italian romance nestled in the picturesque village of Kosmos…Breathtaking 180-degree views of Hartbeespoort Dam set the scene for intimate dining, gourmet picnics, sunset cruises and spa treatments in the privacy of your luxurious suite with en-suite spa bath/Jacuzzi.  The ultimate in indulgence, this inspiring haven offers outstanding hospitality and exceptional personal service. La Dolce Vita is dedicated to weaving a little magic – sharing the enchantment of this truly unique guest experience.

If you are planning a weekend break then try exploring the magnificent, and easily accessible, Hartbeespoort area. This area is not far from Johannesburg and Pretoria and offers visitors so much – from hot air ballooning, horse riding trails, abseiling, golf and arts and crafts. There are also great options in terms of accommodation. Hartbeespoort’s La Dolce Vita Guest House is one of the obvious accommodation choices.  Accommodation in Hartbeespoort doesn’t come more inviting than at this lovely guest house. La Dolce Vita is situated in the friendly little village of Kosmos and offers guests commanding views of the lovely Hartbeespoort Dam and the Magaliesberg mountain range.

It is the ideal place for both romantic weekends and corporate retreats. This guesthouse has a range of accommodation options. The Luxury Rooms are all tastefully furnished with King or Queen-size beds, wingback chairs, TVs, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and air-conditioning. Three of these rooms have balconies and three have cosy garden patios. The Honey Moon Suites are larger than the luxury rooms and are elegantly furnished with all the necessary facilities as well as having balconies and Jacuzzi/spa baths that come with a complimentary aromatherapy bath basket. La Dolce Vita also has the Bali House.

This accommodation facility has 10 rooms that are all decorated with a Balinese theme and all rooms have unrestricted views of the dam. At La Dolce Vita guests can enjoy superb dining. Start the day with hearty Italian-styled breakfast or enjoy a set three course meal at the poolside. We will also set up your own private dining experience away from the main dining area, complete with soft lighting and classical music, ideal for those wanting a little romance.

Not only do we offer fabulous four-star accommodation, Hartbeespoort based La Dolce Vita is also ideally placed for guests wishing to enjoy all the activities on offer in this lovely area. La Dolce Vita Guest House runs great weekend and midweek specials. Dining in Style  Like all good Italians, we believe that food is the language of love and we slave over our hot stoves every day of the week to bring you truly decadent dining. Besides a hearty Italian-styled breakfast we offer a set three course menu in the romantic pool-side setting which is further enhanced with Belgium chocolate and Italian coffee.


Room Facilities

Air Conditioning

Mini Bar


Satellite TV


On Site Facilities

Conference Rooms




Some of the amazing activities we offer

Picnic on the water

Let us pack you a gourmet picnic to be enjoyed on the shores of the Hartbeespoort Dam. Take part in all the sports the water has to offer from water skiing, tubing or ‘riding the dragon’ for the more adventurous. As the soft glow of sunset paints, the sky a palette of soft rose ad apricot, step aboard the launch boat and enjoy sundowners and snacks as we cruise the Dam.

Cable way

A great way to spend a few hours, the views from the top are out of this world. Make it even more special and go up at sunset and enjoy sundowners at this magic time.

Boat cruise

We offer Daily Boat Cruises to our guests from 13h00-15h00 or 16h00-18h00, this includes free entry into the resort where our boat is based so feel free to enjoy the public swimming, braai, fishing and picnic facilities.

Lesedi cultural Village

In close vicinity, the Lesedi multi-cultural Village offers fascinating tours and talks regarding the many cultures and traditions of the African people. Learn more about their customs and lifestyle when you visit traditional homesteads.

Hill harrop balloon safaris

Join Bill Harrop for this unique and elegant adventure in space and time. Your pilot navigates your silent journey over the tree tops while you sip champagne and enjoy the panoramic views of the Magalies River Valley. Bookings are essential, and we are happy to assist.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • Tswana (Setswana)
  • Shona


  • 4 Stars – Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
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