NEWS TRAVEL

Harties Cableway unaffected by lightning!

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Operating. The popular tourist destination Cableway in Magalies, NW is still in operation following a lighting strike.

This follows a fire sparked by a lightning strike damaged a venue at the Hartebeespoort cableway.

But, according to management service has not been affected.

Iain Gunn, General Manager of the Cableway, said in the release: “A decision had already been taken to close the cableway with the approaching storm and there was no guest or member of staff on the mountain at the time of the incident.”

“There were no injuries at all and late that night, we completed a full safety check. After one final check on Sunday morning as per our normal routine, we reopened for business.

“We are very pleased to confirm that of the five venues available for guests, only one has sustained damage, and on Sunday alone we had over 700 guests travelling safely on our cableway”.

The Look Out Bar at the top of the mountain, will open soon.

The cableway offers unobstructed views of the Magaliesberg mountain range which was last year awarded the UNESCO title of “oldest visible mountains in the world”, as well as the status of a protected biosphere.

It is one of North West Province’s tourist attractions.

Visit www.hartiescableway.co.za/ for bookings.

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