Boating at The Coves


Boating and water sports are an important part of The Coves lifestyle. Whatever your preference, boating at The Coves has something for everyone.

  • The quiet western area of the dam offers a safe haven for kayakers, oarsmen and SUP paddlers as well as jetskis and other powered craft to spend time in tranquil waters.
  • The open waters of the main part of Hartbeespoort Dam offer a gigantic playground for on-water adventures.
  • Our waterfront area provides the ideal location for quietly enjoying a picnic or sundowner whilst viewing the majestic Magaliesberg mountains. Braai facilities and a swimming pool are also available at the water’s edge.
  • The dam offers endless fishing opportunities. Your options include fishing from boats, kayaks or the bank. You can fish in the open water of the dam, in a quiet cove – of the peaceful Magalies River or from the manicured waterfront, a mere walking distance from your home.
The Coves
The Coves estate boating

A boating lifestyle at The Coves

The Coves waterfront features a slipway, jetties, a kiosk and an extensive picnic area for residents who enjoy a water sporting lifestyle.

An active kayak group meets on an occasional evening for a night paddle across the dam to Caribbean Beach Club for dinner, or in the early mornings for a breakfast alternative.

A number of oarsmen and women are active in The Coves. They train on weekends and during the week, benefiting from our long summer days. Our paddlers get to enjoy some of the best water for training available.

Boat storage

There are 103 privately owned boathouses on offer for sale to property owners of The Coves. The boathouses are managed by the Body Corporate and vary in size. A number of these are available for rental. Tractor drivers operate over weekends and public holidays to collect boats from the boathouses and assist with the launching and landing of your boat.

The Coves, along with neighbouring farms and estates, has an active group keeping our waters clear of water hyacinth.

The Coves keeps its own shoreline clear by the mechanical and manual removal of this invasive water plant. The strategic placement of booms at our jetties and bridges also helps keep our waterfront clear. The good thing about water hyacinth is that it cleans the water.