Experience the Northern Cape, South Africa

Laid out in 1934 as a town serving the northern section of the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme, Hartswater’s growth has been nurtured by its irrigation canals and is surrounded by trees and tracts of fertile ground.


Burial Sites

The burial site of Tswana Chief Galeshewe is near Hartswater.

Hartswater Wine Cellar

Enjoy wine tasting and buy local wines, bottled under the Overvaal and Elements labels.

Taung Skull

On the border of the Northern Cape and the North West Province. Home to the Buxton quarry where Raymond Dart discovered the million-year-old skull of the Taung child and declared a heritage site in 1924.

Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme

Covering 36 950ha, the Scheme, which is one of the largest irrigation schemes in the world, is managed by Vaalharts Water, watering 1 250 farms of some 25ha each in the lush Valley.

Town information

NOCCI Tel/Fax 053 474 0432 Email noccihw@vharts.co.za