A 51 m glass elevator into the gorge at Graskop by the end of this year!

Posted on Sat June 17, 2017.

Elevated walkways in the belly of the gorge at Graskop, hanging bridges over the river and a glass elevator with a sheer drop of 51 meters to take you there! Construction on this exciting project has already started and completion is planned for the end of this year.

Exciting developments to enhance your experience of God’s Window and the Blyde River Canyon.....

Visitor’s experience of one of the major tourist attractions in South Africa, the Panorma Route in Mpumalanga, will be greatly enhanced with a glass elevator descending 51m into the gorge at Graskop. At a cost in excess of ZAR 40 million to construct, not only will this afford a 360 degree panoramic view of the gorge, but transport visitors to the bottom into pristine forest area. Unexplored until now, waterfalls, indigenous trees and birdlife will unfold before your eyes. Elevated forest walkway and two suspension bridges at the bottom transport you further into this magical world...

Leading you into this enchanting area, environmental interpretation boards will further enhance your experience. “The project is an opportunity to explain the origin of the Blyde River Canyon; the biodiversity significance of our forests, and the smaller, generally unappreciated organisms that live there; and the importance of the escarpment catchment to supply water to communities and wildlife downstream, all the way to the Indian Ocean” said Karl Lane from Hamiton-Fynch, providers of the boards.

With further developments including a restaurant, bar and shops at the top of the gorge, a children’s play area and look-out points, this activity centre is destined to be one of the highlights of visitor’s Panorama Route experience.

Source: GPS News