About Us

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, let this be the place to restore your soul.

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 suit 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.

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 menus 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.

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 keep at the 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.

Accommodation with poolside and main dining area