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How to get to HartRAO from Rustenburg

Leave Rustenburg on the R24 heading towards Krugersdorp.

Go through Magaliesburg Village, and follow the road towards Krugersdorp.

After a few km turn left onto the R400 tarred road that goes past Maropeng.

Pass Maropeng and continue to the R563 Krugersdorp - Hekpoort Road. Turn left at the R563 junction, so that you are driving away from Krugersdorp.

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.

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