Aerial Cableway Reopens!

  • by onRoute
  • Sep 4, 2012
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After two years of anticipation, the Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway has officially re-opened!  New owners purchased and took over the once popular 32 year-old cableway in 2010, which by 2005 had fallen into a state of disrepair.  It took two-and-a-half years to completely rebuild the site and the entire Cableway system.  This incredible transformation now offers families and adventure-seekers a world class cableway experience with state-of-the-art safety features.  

The exciting venture promises to boost tourism and the vision to grow the Harties region into a pivotal tourism hub has now taken form, for the benefit of both the community and visitors alike.

The Aerial Cableway has been refitted and re-engineered to international specifications boasting fourteen high-tech Swiss cable cars, built to carry six passengers at a time and transport up to 500 people per hour (roundtrip). The cableway has been modernised using the latest materials and technology with a completely new state of the art management system and equipment, touch-screen technology, auto cabin spacing and conveyor programming technology, as well as cabin locators and switches all incorporated to ensure a comfortable and safe visitor experience.

After two years of anticipation, the Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway has officially re-opened!

The strategic positioning of the cableway offers a window to the entire area. Africa’s longest mono cableway offers uninterrupted 360° panoramic vistas spanning the majestic Hartbeespoort Dam and beautiful Magaliesberg Mountains.

At the top there is something for everyone!  Various restaurants, recreational and educational facilities provide all the necessities for a fun day out.  A 250-seater Bugatti Restaurant at the base station complements the Bugatti Express on top, as well as the Pizza Shack and Lookout Bar that offers some of the best views in South Africa. The educational Dassie Walkway and Kids Zone play area keep families engaged for hours, while the more adventurous visitors can call on the adventure centre offering paragliding and hiking among other activities. You can also pop into the Little Shop at the Top for a memento, curio or gift or visit the stylish shop at the base station for an array of items from decor, toys, jewellery and novelty items to curios and children’s clothing. 

The area is also known to be a birdwatchers paradise with over 300 bird species to be found in the Magaliesburg area, including the endangered Black Eagle, falcons, Cape Vultures and colourful sunbirds, starlings, cuckoos and barbets. Almost 100 times older than Mount Everest, the mountain range is also covered in over 130 species of tree among an assortment of flowers, fungi, grasses and ferns. 

First-class conferencing amenities make the Aerial Cableway the ideal venue for weddings, special events and corporate functions.  Open seven days a week, from 09h00 – one can enjoy a full day of entertainment with the last ride down at 16h30 during winter months.  Summer hours will be extended over weekends allowing for spectacular sunset views and sumptuous dining experiences at night. 

Tickets cost R120 p/p and children (4 – 14 years) will pay R60 for a ride.  Make your reservation online through the cableway’s official website and get a discounted rate of R100 and R50 respectively.

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