Scene from above: An aerial photo story
The Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway, once a top visitor attraction for overseas travellers and a firm favourite among "Harties" residents, has reopened its doors to the public.
The revamped facility has undergone extensive renovations for the better part of two years and now offers cable car rides to the top of the Magaliesberg and back, seven days a week.
A 360-degree, five-star experience
Upon arrival at the cableway, guests purchase their return tickets from the ticket office. Those who want a nibble with a view can order picnic baskets to be delivered to the top from the resident foodie establishment, Bugatti.
After a brief wait in line (which depends on how busy the cableway is that day), visitors climb into the bright green cable cars and travel high above ground to the top of the Magaliesberg.
Once guests have disembarked from the top platform, they can choose to explore the Dassie Loop, an informative walking path that leads guests around a portion of the top of the mountain, or enjoy a picnic on the grass. There’s a bar and a self-service restaurant at the top, too, both of which offer superb views and a relaxed ambience.
When it’s time to leave, guests simply board the cable car at the top and enjoy the five-minute ride down back to the ground.