Harties Cableway on a winter's afternoon; a photo essay
Since its reopening after a major refurbishment in 2012, the Harties Cableway has quickly become an iconic South African attraction. It's only an hour or so's drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, and is a perfect way to spend a morning or afternoon.
A panorama of the view looking out towards Johannesburg, from the top of the Magaliesberg
A cable car approaches the cable station at the top
There is a lovely deck at the top, where you can sit and have a light meal or a cold drink
See the Hartbeespoort Dam from a different perspective ...
Experience the natural vegetation at the top
There's a playground for kids at the top. Here, they can swing on swings with spectacular vistas behind them
Aloes flowering in the winter time
A cable car arrives at the upper station, past one of the decks at the top
The cableway was officially reopened in 2012
Views framed by the upper cable station
A cable car starts its descent. The cable cars, which are Swiss-made, accommodate six people at a time
The lower cable station
View from the lower cable station
View of the lower cable station from the car park