La Dolce Vita Guest House  Verified Listing

Excellent Rating: 4.6 / 5
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Member since: 19 May 2006

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Luxury Rooms  From R1520 /night

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Sleeps 2 people.

Luxury rooms have queen beds, spa bath, balcony or patio. ... All rooms have 8 channel DStv, kettle, fridge, magnificent view of the dam.

Rate Basis: Half board (breakfast and evening meal included)

From R1520 /night


Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Honeymoon Rooms  From R1650 /night

Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Sleeps 2 people.

Honeymoon rooms have king size beds, spa bath or jacuzzi, ... shower, balcony. All rooms have 8 channel DStv, kettle, fridge, magnificent view of the dam.

Rate Basis: Half board (breakfast and evening meal included)

From R1650 /night


Good Breakfast and evening meal included
Pets are not allowed
Selected DSTV Channels
Bath towels
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
Cleaning service
Parking on Premises
Conference Facility
Dining Area
24hr Camera Surveillance
Fire extinguishers
24hr Security
Safety Deposit Box
Airport Transfers
Child friendly
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Room service
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities

Here you will find our calm oasis infused with the fresh breezes of air and earth, where far-reaching views stretch across luminous expanses of water, enjoyed from the serenity of our traditional stonework, sweeping stairs, el fresco verandas and luxury rooms.

La Dolce Vita's classic signatures ensure your days are filled with delectable dishes, deep soul rejuvenation in petal strewn en-suite spa baths and customised activity packages to suite your choice of pampering or action-packed adventure.

Whether it is long, peaceful days of lazing by the water or adrenalin-inducing outdoor activity you are after, we offer a full menu of leisure interests for you to delight in.

In Room Facilities:

Classic finishes ensure your every comfort is attended to. Interiors see King or Queen-sized beds, wing-backed chairs, Television, Mini-bar, Tea & Coffee stations, and Air-Conditioning.

Choose between a private balcony or a private garden patio - no matter your choice, each suite commands magnificent views of the dam from the en-suite Jacuzzi Spa bath.

More expansive in space, our Honeymoon Suites are elegantly furnished with King size beds, Television, Tea & Coffee Stations, Air-conditioning, Balcony and Jacuzzi /spa bath with views overlooking the water. One Suite offers the highlight of having the Lounge overlook both the water and the mountains.

Each room features a complimentary aromatherapy bath basket to enjoy in the Jacuzzi/ spa bath to ensure you feel pampered and special, whether it is your honeymoon or not.

Area Information:

Roughly 45 minutes' drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, surrounded by the beautiful Magaliesberg mountain range, Hartbeespoort Dam, or Harties to locals, has become a hive of activity and is a very popular weekend getaway for the two cities.

The beauty of Hartbeespoort Dam is what draws people here - the dam literally cradled in the lap of the mountains - and many regard this as a retreat from the concrete jungle of city living. The 1620 hectare Hartbeespoort Dam functions both as a source of irrigation for farms in the area and as a resort, and the peace of the hills and valleys, the warmth even on winter days and the charm of the surrounding countryside, make this a place to restore the soul.

Take the scenic road from Johannesburg to Hartbeespoort Dam, along curving roads that meander between aloes in flower during the winter months, and you're sure to pass the breakfast run of Harley-Davidsons - their drivers part of the Jo'burg exec set hell bent on nothing more than enjoying their machines in the sunshine.

The Hartbeespoort Dam offers an array of water sports, a local bird sanctuary, challenging hikes and gentle rambles. There is a collection of restaurants in Hartbeespoort that range from Tan' Malie se Winkle, a local institution where you can eat to your heart's content on traditional Afrikaans home-cooked meals, to the local Pick-a-Pancake, which takes pancakes into a new league. This restaurant lies literally in the heart of the Welwitschia Market - a range of African arts, crafts, novelties, curios and other at the fourway crossing at Hartbeespoort that makes a visit here imperative.

Property Facilities:

Like all true Italians, we believe that food is the language of love and we simply love speaking it to our guests! As such we have become renown for our hearty Italian-styled breakfasts, and our romantic three course set menu served at the poolside or in the main dining area. For ultra-romantics, our private dining area complete with soft lighting and classical music, is set away in its own alcove.

Answer your body's call for renewal:
Looking after our bodies, much like looking after our planet, is something of an afterthought in the fast paced world we live in today. Rest, relaxation and renewal are something we at La Dolce Vita however, keep top of our mind so that you have one less thing to worry about. Let us balance your body's natural rhythms and cycles with our health and beauty regimes while you lie back and experience our hospitality.

We believe that La Dolce Vita is the perfect executive conferencing and teambuilding retreat for corporate teams of up to 30 business professionals.

All aboard for our 'Best Dam' 2 hour Sunday Lunch Cruise. Relax whilst enjoying our delicious and generous buffet/carvery whilst we gently cruise the waters of Hartbeespoort Dam, shadowed by the Magaliesburg Mountain range, discovering all the hidden estates, coves and houses along the way.


Let us pack you a gourmet picnic to be enjoyed on the shores of the Hartbeespoort Dam.

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.

We offer a daily boat cruises to all our guests.

The Harties Aerial Cableway is close, go have a drink on top of the Magalies Mountains and look out of the entire Hartbeespoortdam and Valleys. Bookings Essential.

For the more adventurous, we tag along the ski-boat for further sporting action.
In close vicinity, the Lesedi multi-cutural 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.

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.

Both horseback riding and quad biking is available at Hollybrooke, a tranquil working farm just 15 minutes' drive from La Dolce Vita. Riding on well-trained South African Boereperd, your trail will meander along the Magalies and Skeerpoort Rivers amidst picturesque scenery. The guided Eco Quad bike trails can be enjoyed by the whole family and will prove a highlight to your stay.

Just five minutes away from La Dolce Vita, the Elephant Sanctuary nestles in pristine bushveld, home to five African elephants: Maroela, Mosadi, Khumba, Jabu and Thandi.

Golf lovers are spoilt for choice with the world-class Pecanwood (18 holes), Magalies (18 holes) and Sandy Lane (9 holes) courses in close proximity, with another two courses on their way.

Enjoy unique wildlife encounters from open vehicles to see cheetah, wild dog, brown hyena, antelope, suni, nyala, blue duiker, various vulture and indigenous owls up close and personal. Bookings are essential.


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Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Guest House
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Petro Romano
24 April 2021

The staff was friendly and service great. Whatever you needed they were there to assist. It's a lovely place to stay and we felt welcome. Food was excellent and presentation was outstanding. There was not much to do on the premises but there is lots of places in the surrounding area's to see and visit.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Nthabeleng Mokole
18 April 2021

Service was wonderful. Their Veggies ohhh my word!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Chantelle A
19 July 2018

From the day we arrived till check out, the staff was so welcoming and friendly. The view from our room was just splendid and comfortable. The boat cruise and complimentary massages topped it off. Would definitely recommend to any couple wanting some alone time to bond, unwind and reconnect. Thanks to Kagiso, Maryke and her awesome recipes and Jeanine. We will definitely be back soon and would have no other place than La Dolce Vita. Thank you guys.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Di J
26 April 2018

Wow, wow... what a beautiful Birthday weekend! Thank you to Maryke & Phineas and all the staff for being so fantastic! Compliments to the Chef for most delicious food! The view is amazing 😃 God’s Painting 🏞

Superb. 5 out of 5
20 February 2018

From the day we checked in, from reception, its welcoming. Talk about our room, out of this world and sooooooo comfortable, to add on some fire, the view... it is something out of this world. My partner even felt like he has to live there for good. Then we get to my favorite part, the food, amazing, delicious, cant even describe the incredible. Then the boat...super, super, super fun and chilled, definitely will go back. Thank you for everything Kagiso, Phineas, Maryke, Vincent to name a few....Thank you guys.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Excellent Rating: 4.6 / 5
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Hartbeespoort Dam Reviews

Lizette Lotz
02 August 2021

The fact that the dam is clean again.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Sharon Govender
08 April 2021

Everything, many tourist attractions.
Plenty to do.
Beautiful setting, serene, and lots of activities.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ivan Karemaker
21 March 2021

Nice golf courses, awesome restaurants and great scenic drives.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Phindi Dladla
01 March 2021


Fabulous. 4 out of 5
30 November 2020

The scenic route around the mountain.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Andre Nel
09 November 2020

It is a good area with lots to do including walking with elephants and eating at different restaurants.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Busisiwe Ndinisa
09 November 2020

Boat cruise and game drive.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Duduzile Khumalo
06 November 2020

Speed boat.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Shafiek Olkers
10 March 2020

The people are friendly and there was many shops around to buy stuff.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Zinhle Ngubane
20 January 2020

Dockside Restaurant was the best.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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