HartRAO Home > How to get to HartRAO > from Johannesburg or Randburg via Beyers Naude Drive (M5)
Travel west along Beyers Naude Drive (M5) to Honeydew. Continue along Muldersdrift road to the intersection with the R28/N14. Take the Krugersdorp turn-off and travel south towards Krugersdorp until the traffic lights at the intersection of the R28/N14 and M47 at the Sasol Pinehaven garage.
At the Sasol Pinehaven garage, turn right onto the N14 west.
Follow the N14 for 10 km to a T-junction at the Oaktree garage. Turn right and when the road forks after 1 km, go right towards Hekpoort on the R563.
Pass the Sterkfontein and Greensleeves turnoffs. Eight km after Oaktree, pass the turnoff on the left to Magaliesburg / Maropeng.
0.6 km later turn right onto the R400 road to Broederstroom. The Broederstroom sign is missing, but there is a brown T7 sign. Continue for 10km.
Do not enter the TELKOM Earth Station which is about 3 km before Hartebeesthoek HartRAO/SANSA site, coming from the Krugersdorp side. The entrance to the TELKOM Earth Station is not signposted, but there are three satellite dishes around a blue-roofed building close to the road at its entrance.
The entrance to the HartRAO / CSIR-SANSA site is on the left-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.