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Hartswater is located in Northern Cape
Hartswater is located in South Africa
Coordinates: 27°46′S 24°49′E / 27.767°S 24.817°E / -27.767; 24.817Coordinates: 27°46′S 24°49′E / 27.767°S 24.817°E / -27.767; 24.817
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Frances Baard
Municipality Phokwane
Established 1934
 • Total 10.77 km2 (4.16 sq mi)
 • Total 10,465
 • Density 970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African 56.3%
 • Coloured 30.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.6%
 • White 12.0%
 • Other 1.0%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans 47.8%
 • Tswana 37.9%
 • English 7.8%
 • Xhosa 1.8%
 • Other 4.7%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box
Area code 053
Website [1]

Hartswater is an agricultural town on the Phokwane River, a small tributary of the Harts River, some 23 km south of Taung and 36 km north of Warrenton. Centre of the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme, it became a municipality in April 1960. It takes its name from the Harts River.[2]

The town was laid out in 1948. There is a monument built in the shape of a miniature church dedicated to the women of Vaalharts for their contribution towards building and developing the Vaalharts irrigation scheme located in the town of Hartswater. The town has its own wine cellar and also a newly built olive processing business.

Hartswater is centrally located to Jan Kempdorp, Pampierstad, Ganspan, Taung and Christiana.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Hartswater". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 200.
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