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Graskop Gorge Lift Co

Graskop Gorge Lift Co is centrally located on the Panorama Route, in Mpumalanga. While it is an ideal stopover point en route to the Kruger National Park, it is also an end destination in its own right, with lots to do on-site and in the area.

There’s something for the entire family to enjoy at Graskop Gorge Lift Co, from the viewing lift – which takes visitors 51m down the face of the Graskop gorge into the indigenous forest below, where wooden walkways and suspension bridges make up a 600m trail – to the Big Swing, one of the world’s highest cable gorge swings that launches off the top of a waterfall.

Visitors to the centre who still want to get their hearts racing but who think the Big Swing is too extreme for them can choose to fly across the gorge on a high-wire zipline. The course starts from the top of a 5m tower, with 360° views. Participants ride a 120m-long zipline to the northern side of the gorge before walking a short distance along a scenic platform and zipping back along a second zipline of equal length.

Our spectacular 52m-long suspension bridge, which spans the northern and southern sides of the Graskop Gorge, enables visitors to enjoy spectacular views while standing 70m above the ground.

There are two restaurants on-site, the Life Café and Swing Café, and visitors can also enjoy the community craft centre and some retail therapy.

For more information, visit www.gglc.co.za.

V&A Waterfront

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is situated in the oldest working harbour in the southern hemisphere, with iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop and extensive views of the ocean.

The mixed-use property is home to 13 hotels, 500 retail options, and a variety of attractions and activities ranging from the Two Oceans Aquarium to helicopter rides to stand-up paddling on the canal, and many more. Over 80 eateries that include fine dining, fast food, and three food markets. The newest addition is “Makers Landing, a V&A Waterfront Food Community” celebrating SA’s diverse culture through food, and situated at the Cape Town Cruise Terminal.

Along with 22 heritage sites and tourism landmarks is the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) – the world’s largest collection of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. The V&A Waterfront offers beautiful public spaces like Battery Park, the new urban park that forms the gateway to the V&A Waterfront, where visitors will enjoy a range of outdoor recreation, entertainment, and retail activities in various levels of public spaces.

The V&A Waterfront is one of Africa’s most visited destinations and a firm favourite among local Capetonians.