Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway
I’m a sucker for scenic views.
I’m known for climbing buildings, taking gigantic gondolas up the mountains, hogging window seats in an aircraft and going on helicopters just to catch a panoramic glimpse of the surroundings.
So while we were visiting Hartbeespoort, on the top of our To See list was the newly refurbished Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway, also affectionately known as the Harties Cableway to the locals.
The cableway was 1.2km long and went real steep up the mountain slopes. From the top of the mountain, the view of the Hartbeespoort Dam and the Magaliesberg mountain range was breathtaking.
This was considered a new attraction in the Hartbeespoort region because the cableway was closed in 2005 in a state of disrepair, after operating for 32 years. It has taken 2 years of refurbishment and now it has reopened with state of the art equipment and technology. It looked pretty neat although they did shift the passenger weight about to “balance” the cabin and that made me really nervous.
I would have sneaked our picnic bag up there too if I had known that they had a lovely grass area for people to just sit and relax and enjoy the view. Some wine and cheese would have been lovely on a sunny cool afternoon. With a view like this. And my hair slapping my face in the wind. Heh.
Hartbeespoort is 45mins by car from Johannesburg City. The Aerial Cableway charges R120 (adult) and R60 (child) for a return trip to the mountain top.