- Guests think Hartenbos-Landgoed 43 is in an excellent location
- Hartenbos-Landgoed, Hartenbos, Mosselbay, 6530, Western Cape
Staying in Hartenbos Landgoed offers you a secure and tranquil environment situated on the spectacular coastline of the Garden Route South Africa. Found between the towns of Mossel Bay and Grootbrak lies our perfect holiday town with an endless expanse of golden beach for walkers and anglers and a shallow, sandy lagoon that offers swimming and canoeing.
The town of Hartenbos lends itself to both quiet weekends away with your partner or family holidays, during school vacation the peaceful town becomes a bustling seaside destination. The village of Hartenbos started life as a farm granted to Esaias Meyer, a local farmer, as a reward by the Dutch East India Company after he helped shipwrecked sailors.
He called the farm Hart en Bosch (deer and bush). Most of the farm was later bought by the Afrikaanse Taal en Kultuurvereniging (Afrikaans language and culture organisation) and turned into a holiday resort for its members during the years of apartheid. Today it is still very popular with visitors from across the country and the world with thousands of people spend their annual summer holiday in Hartenbos.
Dolphin and seal watching are very popular, particularly during May through November and the river mouth is an active breeding ground for many sea birds. The bay of Mossel Bay is also one of the many birthing areas for Whales
During peak season, the Hartenbos main street is lined with colourful kiosks selling anything from seafood to clothing. There is a heated indoor pool,