The Hartbeespoort Cable Car soars high above the ancient Magaliesberg Mountains, giving you an uninterrupted view over the magnificent Hartebeesport Dam and beyond. Forming many a childhood memory as the landmark of Harties as you came over the Magalies and the view of the immense dam consumed the new vista.
Hartebeesport Dam, with its abundant adventure and sporting activities, has always been popular with visitors, but now it adds the impressive new CableCar to its many other attractions. Closed, forgotten and fallen into disrepair, the original 1973 cableway has been brought back to vibrant life!
At the base station, you’ll climb into your comfortable aerial gondola, then, with a whirr and a hum, the sophisticated machinery lifts you gently off the ground, then higher and higher, until you reach the very top. Stunning views await you.
The adventurous traveller may enjoy abseiling down the majestic rock faces on the north side of the dam, while interesting terrain and rewarding views have made the area popular with hikers. For years paragliders have been climbing the mountain on foot for the chance to launch themselves into the air and glide above the spectacular scenery. Now, the Harties Cablecar is offering a special ticket so that paragliders can ride the cableway up and make use of the ramp at the top of the mountain.
Explore the Hartbeestpoort area by abseiling and mountain climbing at the weekend. Situated a few metres from the upper station of the Hartbeespoort Cableway, the 50m abseil is suitable for beginners. With the company of a professional guide, you can enjoy the views and spot the rich wildlife the area supports.
Why not use the Harties Cablecar as your portal and plan a day of activities in the Hartbeespoort area? Activities in the area are numerous, ranging from a leisurely cruise on the dam to zip-lining through the trees
WE digress, there’s a lot more to do at the top than simply marvelling at the magnificent views. Have a snack at the express food stalls, tuck into a pizza or burger, or order a pre-packed picnic. No food, drinks or pets may be brought into the gondolas’ please.
A visit to the Harties Cableway is an ideal day-outing.
There is something for the whole family to enjoy, including restful picnics, stunning views, fun times for younger visitors in the KidZone, strolls along the 1km educational walkway (Dassie Loop) which wraps around the mountain affording various viewpoints of major locations and landmarks, shopping excursions and fantastic family feasts are all available.
The Harties Cablecar is also a great place to host a special event. Planning a birthday party? Want to pop the question in a unique location? We’ll help you make the most of your special occasion.
Visitors with rumbling stomachs can choose from the self-service express restaurant at the top or Hero’s Cableway Grillhouse and Pizzeria at the base station. Both offer a range of refreshments, meals and snacks, including pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and burgers.
After your meal, why not wander around our curio shops. Both stock an assortment of wonderful items. The Little Shop at the Top is sure to delight, and is an ideal place to purchase gifts to mark a very special moment high up near the heavens.
Food stations and restaurant facilities have been placed at both the top and base station for your convenience. Picnic baskets are available on the mountain from the 360 degree express takeaway, these baskets are not pre packed thus allowing guests the opportunity to choose what they want and have it packed fresh for you.
Treat yourself to a cocktail at our vibey mountaintop bar, ideal for functions or relaxed afternoon drinks with friends. Make use of our delightful seating areas and comfy elongated benches, or hire your very own private boma to host a special gathering unlike any other.
R210 per adult
R130 per child (aged 4-14yrs)
*Valid until 30 Sep 2019, however subject to change
08H30, 16H30 last cable car coming down.
08H30, 16H30 last cable car coming down.
All times are weather permitting.
Self-drive to cable car – African Chapter will supply a map and confirmation voucher on receipt of full payment.
Lunch for own account
Why not add on to your Day Tour – Harties Boat Cruise
Terms & Conditions
- On weekends and during peak visiting hours, please expect to queue and share your cabin with other visitors. Your cooperation is appreciated.
- All rates are subject to final availability at the time of booking and any further rate adjustments due to exchange rate fluctuations, annual increases and other uncontrollable circumstances.
- African Chapter Tours are insured for public and passenger liabilities in incidences where this might be applicable.
- African Chapter Tours abide to an environmentally conscious programme for the development of conservation in all aspects of tourism which this package includes.
- Errors and omissions excluded
- Full pre-payment is required to facilitate confirmation vouchers and documentation
- Cancellation policies apply once written confirmation of acceptance is received. Any no shows will be charged for in full.