Life takes unexpected turns and twists but we come out stronger if we have someone to fall upon during these times mostly family and friends it is in these situations which we hold on to.
Sometimes we all take a break with our loved ones to travel to destination far from home and enjoy the beauty nature has to offer.
South Africa has no dearth of places like these where you can go and relax with your family or friends and easily enjoy your weekends or long weekend.
Hartbeespoort Dam is around 50km from Johannesburg, South Africa towards Suncity and is a perfect place to have a picnic with family and friends.
Not only you can relax near the water body but also do some water sports like jet-ski, speed boat, and many related activities. There is a fee to enter the picnic spot which is around R100 per car and the park is open till 530pm everyday. It's best to carry cash as some of the vendors don't have POS machines to charge your debit or credit cards. The place also has a clean toilet and other facilities available.
For people like me who just want to enjoy nature, we can do braai inside the picnic area by bringing our chairs and eatables to enjoy while enjoying the view and the fresh wind flowing over the water. You can also take an hour's tour of the dam in this boat but book well in advance.
It looks like there is no end to the place where land meets the sky and both have turned blue in this divine country called South Africa where you can see a lot of sky from everywhere.
I really loved these trees which not only enhanced the view of the place but also created some unique opportunities for photography using my Nikon D7000 camera. It's one of the most relaxing picnic spots I have ever been to in South Africa. Kids have plenty of jungle gyms to play and swings and many more activities to do while you relax.
In the end, my boss used to say that you need to find one tree in your life which gives you comfort and power to plan your life ahead and this might be one of such trees at Hartbeespoort Dam.