An Elevator With a Difference
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.