Pretville is a living movie set in Xanadu Hartbeespoort Dam. On completion of shooting the 50’s movie titled Pretville the set was literally converted into a working village where visitors can shop and play.

As described by Paul Kruger, owner of Hartiwood Studios, Pretville is a village in “Suspended reality”.

Since the shooting of Pretville, this unique venue is now open to visitors in the form of a theme park where people do business and play. To experience the 50’s and its colourful past, visit Pretville

Visit Pretville

Business hours: 08h00 - 17h00 op Sateudays and Sundays.

Entrance fee: R40.00 for adults above the age of 12

Entrance fee: R20.00 for children below the age of 12

Entrance fee: Free per visitors over 70 years of age or younger than 2

Additional information:

We are open on public holidays Die movie "Pretville" still runs in the village. No reservations required but it is recommended

Ticket fees:

Tickets sold at: R40.00 per person.

Show times:

09h00, 11h00, 13h00, 15h00 on Saturdays and Sundays.


For bookings and reservations phone: 083 266 8567

Information by Toro Ya Me leisure cruiser and patry boat

For the latest information on Pretville go to the official website.

Summary of the movie Pretville

Pretville is an Afrikaans musical film from Hartiwood Films. It reunites the talented filmmaking team behind the 2010 blockbuster Liefling, The Movie. The producers are Paul Kruger and Emma Kruger, with co-producer and director Linda Korsten. The film is a rollicking Afrikaans musical set in the 50s. In the small, bright and vibrant town of Pretville, anything is possible and lots of interesting things happen all the time.

Also on board is the internationally acclaimed composer and songwriter Machiel Roets who has composed almost 30 brand new Afrikaans songs for the film. Roets has worked as musical director on pantomimes and musicals in London for more than 12 years.

"With Pretvillewe hope to capture the 50s that we largely missed out on," says director Linda Korsten. "This film is colourful and full of fun, music and dance. You’ll recognise the characters even if you don’t know them. Once you have visited the town of Pretville, you cannot help but feel happy."

Featuring 50's music from rock ‘n roll to doo-wop, the film harks back to an era characterised by charm and romance. In the tradition of ‘Grease’ and ‘Hairspray’, it’s madly colourful and stylish. It’s also big on costumes, with a wardrobe and sumptuous set design never before seen in a local movie. The entire set was built from scratch at Hartbeespoort and encompasses a town hall, diner, hair salon, garage, funeral parlour and other distinctive small town features. Because it’s set in the 50s, audiences will also be able to feast their eyes on a gorgeous collection of classic vintage cars.

The actors & actresses

Marlee van der Merwe (Liefling, Die Movie) Eugene Jensen Marno van der Merwe (Longshot) Terence Bridgett as a flamboyant hairdresser Mayor of Pretville, Pierre Lukuveer Annette Engelbrecht Lizz Meiring Steve Hofmeyr Rina Nienaber Emo Adams Margit Meyer-Rodenbeck Willem Botha Sanet Ackerman Kevin Leo Jakkie Louw

Pretville is distributed by “Indigenous Film Distribution”.

About Toro Ya Me

Toro Ya Me is a popular Samsa approved leisure cruiser operating on Hartbeespoort Dam. The boat is capable of hosting a variety of functions which includes conferencing and other types of corporate activities over and above that of just a fun get together or a pleasant sunset cruise.

The vessel is of a modern design and is renowned for its unusual looks. She was built by a leading engineering company under the watchful eye of a structural engineer. Toro Ya Me in the local Tswana language means “my dream” and now this dream boat welcomes you to join us on an unforgettable cruise in the heart of the Magaliesberg.

Also check out our yearly winter specials. Winter in the Magaliesberg offers great prices and special offers. In between the odd cold front pushing through, the weather is usually mild and warm between 10h00 and 15h00 daily. Activities are plentiful and varied in Hartbeespoort Dam. This is a year-round holiday destination favoured by both local and foreign tourists.

Read more about our winter specials here and find out why you should join us today.

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