South Africa: Harties Cableway (9th of August 2012)

The original Harties cableway was constructed in 1973, but unfortunately the cableway fell into disrepair and was closed in 2005. The re-vamped cableway finally reopened in August 2012 and we decided to go an have a look. For more information go to their web site.

At the bottom there is a Bugatti restaurant with an excellent view of Hartbeespoort. There is also a curio shop.

Harties Cableway: Bugatti Restaurant
Harties Cableway: Bugatti Restaurant

Out with the old and in with the new. The original cable cars (no way I would have been able to get my wife into one of those), and the new modern cable cars.

Harties Cableway: Original cable cars
Harties Cableway: New cable cars 

Leaving the cable station at the bottom, and arriving at the new cable station at the top.

Harties Cableway
Harties Cableway: Arrival station at the top 

The view from the top is just magnificent!

Harties Cableway: What an awesome view! 

The Lookout Bar at the top.

Harties Cableway: Lookout Bar 

Having a few drinks while enjoying the view and watching the cable cars go by.

Harties Cableway 

All enjoying the view.

Harties Cableway
Harties Cableway

There is a pathway around the top which has information boards highlighting some of the sites. There is also another Bugatti restaurant as well as a pizza/snack shop.

Harties Cableway