The Coves Estate is located in the suburbs of Hartbeespoort, North West Province, South Africa just 40 minutes away from Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The Estate stands on 196 hectares of land on the western shoreline of the Hartbeespoort Dam. The Coves is a secure residential development with superb facilities and recreational facilities.

The Estate has been designed with particular care for the environment, around natural dams, streams and farmland. The tranquil landscape has views of Magaliesberg Mountains, the Hartbeespoort Dam and natural bushveld making this area simply the perfect way to live.


  • Clubhouse with weekend bar and basic restaurant
  • Tennis Courts
  • Swimming Pools
  • Squash Courts
  • Running and walking trails
  • Basic Kiosk
  • 24 hour security
  • Private airstrip and Hangers
  • Boathouses
  • Private Jetties
  • Braai areas
  • Local Estate Agents offices


Hartbeespoort has almost year-round sunshine.

Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 16˚C and 29˚C with afternoon thundershowers from September to March.

Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 5˚C and 20˚C with little rainfall.


Flights are offered, from all over the world, into Johannesburg, O R Tambo International Airport or locally into Lanseria Airport. Lanseria is only a 15 km drive from Hartbeespoort.

From O. R. Tambo you have the choice to take the Gautrain to Pretoria, and travel further by car approximately 20 km or drive directly from O R Tambo International for about a 2 hour trip on the concrete highway and then on the R512 from Malibongwe Drive.


March – Fly-In: Approximately 100 planes fly in for breakfast at the Coves Clubhouse.

March - Om Die Dam (Around the Dam): an ultra-marathon of 50 km.

November – Nedbank Gold Challenge: International Golf Competition held at Sun City, 108 km away


About 200 years ago, The Coves Estate was owned by the farmer Andries Pretorius, the Boer leader at the Battle of Blood River and in those days the majority of the vegetables grown in the area were transported through this farm by ox wagon. An ancient ox wagon is well preserved and kept at a focal point in the Coves today. The original farmhouse has now become the Coves Clubhouse and the old barn has been put to use to stack the hay bales harvested at The Coves.

The Estate also served as a campsite for the Boers during the Anglo Boer War.