After two years of renovations, the once-popular aerial cableway at Hartbeespoort has officially reopened. New owners purchased the operation in 2010 and set about rebuilding the attraction that had fallen into a dangerous state of disrepair. The original Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway was constructed in 1973, but closed in 2005.
Completely new cableway equipment was installed during the refit, including 14 Swiss cable cars carrying six passengers each.
Just 45 minutes out of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Africa’s longest mono-cableway offers panoramic views of the Magaliesberg and Hartbeespoort Dam.
The cableway's top station has also been revamped, with a Bugatti Express eatery, Pizza Shack and Lookout Bar offering food with a view.
There is an educational 'Dassie Walkway' and Kids Zone play area, while an adventure centre offers paragliding and hiking.
The cableway is open seven days a week from 9am-4.30pm, with longer hours over weekends during summer.
Tickets cost R120pp, or R60 for children aged 4-14. Tickets bought online are discounted to R100/R50 respectively.
For more information or to book online visit www.hartiescableway.co.za.