Hartenbos is located between Mossel Bay and George and is undoubtedly one of the most popular holiday destinations in South Africa’s Cape Garden Route. The endless, white sandy beach is ideal for long and relaxing walks, swimming, sunbathing, fishing, canoeing and other water sports. Attractions generously bestowed upon this area by Mother Nature’s include whale, dolphin and seal sightings during the months from May to November; the river mouth also serves as breeding grounds for various bird species. During the December holidays the serenity normally associated with Hartenbos is temporarily replaced with pulsating energy exuded by holiday makers flocking to the ATKV beach resort and nearby flea market. The ATKV beach resort incorporates a few shops and restaurants with full sea view as well as a water park with slides, jungle gym, putt-putt course and an enclosed heated pool.