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How to get to HartRAO from Randburg or Northern Johannesburg via Malibongwe Drive (R512)


Leave Randburg travelling northwest on Malibongwe Drive towards Lanseria Airport. This becomes the Pelindaba Road, or R512. Cross over the Pretoria-Krugersdorp highway. Continue past the Lanseria Airport turnoff. (If leaving Lanseria, turn right at the junction with the R512). Travel for a further 18 km, to where the R512 meets the road between Pelindaba and Broederstroom at a T-junction.

At the T-junction turn left onto the road to Brits / Broederstroom.

About 2 km after Broederstroom, turn left onto the R400 road signposted to Hartbeeshoek. 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