Hartswater in the Phokwane Municipality is located 120km north of Kimberley set in the fertile Vaalharts Valley and widely renowned as the Diamonds Fields' premier agri-tourism destination.


The Land upon which Hartswater was built was originally ruled by Chief Galeshewe, who repeatedly clashed with the Cape Colonial Government Galeshewe lead an uprising in 1897 and was consequently arrested. His land was later confiscated by the government. In the 1930s the Department of Water Affairs began the irrigation scheme and 80 farmers moved into the area, Hartswater was soon established upon the foundations of Chief Galeshewe's Phokwane village.

Other towns in the region are Jan-Kempdorp, Valspan, Pampierstad, and Ganspan.