An El­e­va­tor With a Dif­fer­ence

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The leg­endary Mpumalanga land­mark of God’s win­dow is truly Heaven on Earth be­cause of its ex­tra­or­di­nary nat­u­ral beauty, and peo­ple have been find­ing in­no­va­tive ways to share this des­ti­na­tion’s magic for years. The most ground-break­ing in­no­va­tion yet is also the first of its kind in Africa. A 51 m glass el­e­va­tor is be­ing con­structed at the Graskop Gorge, just one kilo­me­tre from God’s win­dow, and will trans­port vis­i­tors to the very bottom of the gorge, into the pris­tine for­est below. De­scend­ing down the cliff, the glass el­e­va­tor will of­fer 360-de­gree views of the gorge, wa­ter­fall, trees, rivers, and sky, and is guar­an­teed to leave vis­i­tors in ab­so­lute awe. This will be the main at­trac­tion at the Graskop Gorge adventure centre and is ex­pected to cost in ex­cess of R40 mil­lion to con­struct. Con­struc­tion be­gan in June and the centre is ex­pected to be opened in the last quar­ter of 2017.

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