Looking back on 2015
And so another year comes to a close, and what a year it’s been! We at the Harties Cableway would like to thank all our visitors for making 2015 so memorable …
Local rockers Prime Circle were joined by CherryKab, Nic Rush and Sheeraz on 7 March, giving us one of the best parties of the year as guests enjoyed live music, sundowners, buffet dinners and other great entertainment.
It was a big month for big personalities, too. South African Tourism’s Sho’t Left campaign brought TV presenter Dineo Ranaka to the cableway, accompanied by fellow TV personalities Khanya Mkangisa, Bujy Bikwa and Dineo Moeketsi.
Then in April, traveller24 featured the cableway as one of the 12 coolest cable car rides in the world, with other South African cableways mentioned including Cape Town’s Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, and the Flying Dutchman Funicular at Cape Point.
The next month, Harties Cableway was the proud recipient of TripAdvisor’s 2015 Certificate of Excellence, awarded to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews on the popular tourism platform.
“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at the Harties Cableway, and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Harties Cableway general manager Iain Gunn.
While it was a busy year on the tourism front, there was also great news from an environmental perspective as after nine years of campaigning, the United Nations Educational, Sceintific and Cultural Organisation in June declared the Magaliesberg mountain range, one of the oldest in the world, a world biosphere reserve.
Said Paul Fatti, chairperson of the Magaliesberg Biosphere Initiative Group: “We are delighted with this acknowledgement of the unique nature of the Magaliesberg and the powerful contribution it is making to our country, to the ecosystem services in Gauteng and the North West, and the communities it nurtures over an extensive area.”
The Harties Cableway sponsored this year's Miss Deaf South Africa competition and gala event, which was held at the Barnyard Theatre Parkview in Pretoria on 2 October.
Later that month we also received the Visitor Experience Award at the provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards ceremony.
Overall, it’s been an incredible year, and we couldn’t have done it without all of you. Here’s to a successful 2015, and looking forward to an equally fantastic 2016!