HartRAO Home

HartRAO Home > How to get to HartRAO

How to get to HartRAO

Directions from:

Note that all visits must be booked in advance.

Map for getting to HartRAO

Click on this small map to download the full page map to get to HartRAO in pdf format

Google Map centred on HartRAO

HartRAO is in the centre of this Google map. Zoom in to see more detail, or zoom out to see our location in Africa. Zooming out, Hartebeestpoort dam will be seen to the upper right, and Johannesburg to the lower right.

GPS Navigation to HartRAO

For those navigating by GPS, the coordinates of the carpark in front of the HartRAO Visitor Centre are:
Latitude 25° 53' 27.1" South
Longitude 027° 41' 12.7" East.
The entrance to HartRAO/SANSA from the R400 road is 3 km East of this.

Physical Address (eg. for shipping purposes)

Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO)
Farm 502JQ Hartebeesthoek
Broederstroom Road R400 / T7 (off R563 towards Broederstroom)
Krugersdorp District
Krugersdorp 1739
South Africa

Accommodation in the Area and Tourist Information

HartRAO has on-site accommodation for visiting scientists.

HartRAO is located in a tourist area near the Maropeng Visitor Centre and the Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind.

For information about accommodation in the area around HartRAO, see:
Magaliesburg Meander, Magalies Info, Gauteng Tourism Authority Where to stay - Gauteng.

SANSA Space Operations

The Space Operations Directorate of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is located on the hill above HartRAO and shares a common entrance from the R400 road. It used to be called the Satellite Application Centre of the CSIR. It is sometimes confused with HartRAO. The SANSA Space Operations missions comprise spacecraft tracking, telemetry and communications activities, launch support, in-orbit testing, mission control and space navigation. Satellite imagery can be obtained from them. Phone +27 12 334-5000.

Need more Information?

For more information on visiting HartRAO:
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