An ideal way to visit Hartbeespoort if you're planning to go to Sun City and/or the Pilanesberg Game Reserve is to stop off en route.
Nightfall comes early and quickly in this part of the world, as we're not far south of the Tropic of Capricorn. I drive this road regularly on business and would heavily caution against driving it in the dark or even dusk, as there is a real risk of colliding with wildlife, domestic animals or even pedestrians on this road. From a planning point of view, allow yourself another 90 minutes to drive to Sun City/Pilanesberg once you leave Hartbeespoort, and in order to ensure getting there in daylight, I would therefore recommend leaving Hartbeespoort no later than about 16:30.
At the robot before you cross the dam wall you will find quite a large amount of street vendors. When the cars stop they run to the you with their merchandise. It can be anything from the Sunday newspaper, to a bag of avocados or some handmade stuff.
Most of them are just trying to make a living. People must buy from them otherwise they would have left long time ago.
The idea is not to discourage you from buying from them. They are always very open to negotiation.
The idea with this tip is just to tell you about it. It can be overwhelming if you are not used to it.
I doubt if they will allow the unsavoury characters between them. It will be bad for business. By all means if they sell something you want, buy it. It will be cheaper than the curio shops. Take the article you want to buy and have a look at it before you pay. Make sure it is what you want before you part with your money.
Well I never seen so much warnings in one place here is just another 1 to name a few.
Please do not stand up and swing the Gondolas.
Well What more can I say , the warning sign say`s it all. Anybody found throwing stones or any objects from the Cable Car will be prosecuted.
Well there is lots of warnings all over the dam one of them is not to touch the animals as they bite. That`s how close you get to the animals here accept for the snakes and the Jaguars.