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How to get to HartRAO from Brits


From Brits take the R512 towards the Hartebeestpoort Dam. Continue on the R512 around the west side of the dam.

Turn right onto the R400 road which is signposted "Hartbeeshoek". If you reach the Broederstroom village you have gone 2 km too far.

After 9 km a stream is crossed and a dirt road to Skeerpoort turns off to the right. Ignore this dirt road and proceed for a further 9 km on the tarred road to the SANSA / HartRAO entrance on the right-hand side at the 34 km marker. There are signs "Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory" and "HartRAO" behind the fence to the left of the entrance, and "SANSA" to the right of the entrance.

Once on the HartRAO/SANSA access road, drive 3 km down into the valley. After 1 km you will pass the SANSA's Space Operations Directorate on the right. HartRAO is at the end of a steep descent into the valley.

Here is a map in pdf format.

Note that all visits must be booked in advance.

Need more Information?

For more information, phone 012 301-3100 in normal working hours
or fax 012 301-3300
or e-mail the science awareness team at: aware@hartrao.ac.za