Hartswater was established in 1984 to serve the northern section of the Vaalharts irrigation scheme. The abundance of water is apparent from far away as the fertile plant life covers the town and its surroundings in brilliant colour.


Langeberg Cooperative: This is a vegetable cooperative where visitors can learn about the vegetable dehydration process.

Hartswater Wine Cooperative: The cooperative bottles fortified and natural wines under the Elements and Hinterlands labels.

Other Attractions

Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme: This ambitious scheme provides water for some 1 250 farms in the Vaalharts Valley. The water is channelled from a diversion weir in the Vaal River through more than 800 km of canals.

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