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The Harties Cableway of 1973: a photo story that captures the past

  • 28 March 2013

The original Harties cableway operated for 32 years before shutting down. Originally constructed in 1973 using materials supplied by Swiss manufacturing company GMD Müller, the cableway entertained countless visitors from around the world, giving them a bird’s eye view of the Hartbeespoort Dam and surrounds.

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Cableway construction environmentally conscious

  • 20 September 2012 | Stuart Dickinson

How do you get 350 000 tons of building material up a mountain to reconstruct the longest mono-cableway in Africa, while still remaining environmentally conscious?

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Stay up to date with us in the social media arena

  • 03 July 2012 | Laura Maggs

Did you know that the Harties Cableway is on Facebook, Flickr and YouTube, as well as tweeting away on Twitter?

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Trials and tribulations: The construction of Hartbeespoort Dam

  • 25 June 2012 | Stuart Dickinson

After a short ride to the top of the mountain by cable car, you’re greeted with sweeping views of the surrounding hills and valleys. One of the more prominent sights is, of course, Hartbeespoort Dam, which dominates 2 062ha of the valley.

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Visitor information

The Harties Cableway is open

Rates

Return trip

Price increase from 1 November 2015

Adults R195

Children (4-14) R115

Under-fours go for free

School group bookings only

Primary R50

Secondary R90

Teachers R130

Please contact our office 012 253 9910

Registered tour guides and operators

Annual tickets R895 (unlimited access to the mountain for 1 year during operational hours). Please contact our office.

We regret that no food, drinks or pets may be brought to the cableway. Pensioners, present your SA identity document at the ticket office and only pay R120!

Please note that the Harties Cableway operates weather permitting. Contact us for more information.

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