Enjoy delectable food and wine on the Harties Oyster Route in Gauteng

It’s oyster season, so be sure to celebrate by heading on through to Hartbeespoort Dam for some chilled vibes and delectably fresh oysters. ​Just 30 minutes from Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Pretoria, the Harties Oyster Route has been specifically curated and consists of seven spectacular restaurants. Each restaurant has been chosen to highlight just how great the humble oyster truly is.

Take in the stunning dam views as you explore the Harties Oyster Route and enjoy an absolute taste sensation. Each restaurant puts their own unique twist on things, but you can expect anything from gastronomic oyster dishes with expert wine pairings to freshly shucked and simply served oysters.

Be sure to make a booking at one of the restaurants on the route before the end of April 2022 and the rest is all in the enjoyment of the day!


Molitva is perfectly positioned in The Cradle of Humankind and they are known for their Orthodox Mediterranean specialities with tasty twists and menu adaptations. You can enjoy your oysters surrounded by the lush countryside and wonderful mountainous views.

AfricanSwiss Restaurant

They serve traditional German- and Swiss-style food with a homegrown South African twist. The beautiful bushveld setting with indigenous garden makes for a relaxing spot on the oyster route.


A contemporary Portuguese restaurant serving up all the traditional fare with a tasty local twist situated just before the Magaliesberg Mountains.

Pecanwood Boat Club

Join for a casual tasty affair at Pecanwood Boat Club on the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam for a summer afternoon of fun, oysters and good food.

The Beach Bar and Grill

A family-style restaurant on the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam serving up fresh oysters, good drinks and celebratory vibes!


Family-friendly tapas and lounge bar in Harties serving up fine-dining fare and good times!

Aerial Cableway

Hero, Farm to Fork restaurant is the latest addition to the Hartbeespoort dining scene. The restaurant offers contemporary fine dining, set in an unpretentious, relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere.

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