Harties Cableway on a winter's afternoon; a photo essay

  • 18 July 2013 | Tara Turkington

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

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