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Harties Oyster Route Is Open!

Hartbeespoort Opens New Oyster Route

An Oyster Route? Inland? Indeed! Local foodies and travellers can finally enjoy the new Harties Oyster Route. You can get your fill of amazing fresh oysters, straight from the Cape. The picturesque Hartbeespoort Meander plays host to this new tourist attraction.

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The Harties Oyster Route consists of eight delectable stops. Of course, each of the restaurants serves its own unique, gastronomic oyster dishes with expertly crafted wine pairings. “Visitors can enjoy this world-class destination with beautiful views, fresh air, and amazing fresh oysters, just 30 min from Johannesburg and 45 min from Pretoria,” said Madaleen van der Walt, Marketing Director of the Harties Oyster Route.

Hartbeespoort Meander now hosts the Oyster Route

The Love of Fresh Oysters

“What started as a love of fresh oysters has culminated in this new attraction that will bring together oyster lovers from all around the country to boost the Hartbeespoort tourism sector,” she said. Obviously, all of the oysters on the Route are flown in fresh every weekend from the crisp Cape coastal waters where they are cultivated.

The bridge at Hartbeespoort Dam

De Grendel Wine Estate also proudly sponsors the Harties Oyster Route. Known for their award-winning wines, De Grendel has long been a firm favourite amongst oyster lovers. “We are thrilled to be part of this new endeavour,” said Sir De Villiers Graaff, fourth baronet and owner of De Grendel Wine Estate. “The Harties Oyster Route adds an exciting option for Gauteng travellers to enjoy the best the Cape has to offer, right on their doorstep. It’s a great way to boost local tourism by celebrating proudly South African products.”

The following eight designated restaurants form part of the Oyster Route:

  • Molitva Orthodox Mediterranean Restaurant
  • AfricanSwiss
  • Pecanwood Boat Club
  • Vela Contemporary Portuguese Restaurant
  • The Beach Bar and Grill Harties
  • Ignition Lounge and Tapas Bar
  • Aerial Cableway Hartbeespoort
Harties - home to the Harties Oyster Route

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