Scene from above: An aerial photo story

  • 05 November 2012 | Kate Rau

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.

What a welcome! The newly-revamped facility manages to keep some of its old-world charm

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.

Travelling to the top via cableway – an experience to be enjoyed

The upper level platform offers 360-degree views 

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.

The perfect venue for summer sundowners!

Visitors enjoy the view from the top

The Dassie Loop is an informative walk around a portion of the Magaliesberg Mountain. It's child and parent friendly too, just remember the sunblock or cover up with a hat.

Looking down on Pretoria from the top of the Magaliesberg

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.

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