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.
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.
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.
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.
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.