Lilizela victory for Graskop Gorge Lift Co

 Exciting developments underway

Graskop Gorge Lift Co won the Visitor Experience of the Year award at the prestigious Mpumalanga Lilizela Tourism Awards.

Graskop Gorge Lift Co introduced Africa’s first outdoor viewing lift in December 2017 and had so far attracted thousands of visitors. The development brought new life to the Lowveld’s Panorama Route, with domestic and foreign visitors keen to travel 51-metres down the face of the gorge to explore the Afromontane forest below via a circular interpretation trail.

Plans are now well underway to create an adventure hub at Graskop Gorge. Already, the Big Swing – a 70-metre free-fall from the edge of the gorge and the130m zip line had been  incorporated into the Graskop Gorge Lift Co.

In August, a 52-metre suspension bridge linking the northern side and southern side opened to the public. An elevated walkway had been built around the edge of the gorge as an alternative means of access to either side.

Future plans include the creation of additional walkways in the forest, more interpretation boards and seating areas and a guided electric bike and hiking and mountain bike trails on the plateau.

 

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