South Africa 11.6.2017 09:45 pm

Massive tourism boost on the cards for the Blyde River Canyon

A birds view of Blyde River canyon where the proposed project is supposed to take place. Picture: Hoedspruit Herald

A birds view of Blyde River canyon where the proposed project is supposed to take place. Picture: Hoedspruit Herald

There are plans for a cable car in the Blyde River Canyon.

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency is seeking potential investors and is offering some potentially lucrative concessions in the province, including a new cable car in the Blyde River Canyon, reports the Hoedspruit Herald.

The Blyde River Canyon is the largest and deepest green canyon in the world and a plan to help boost tourism in the area has been under way since 2015.

The IDC (Industrial Development Corporation) has been changing its approach to tourism development in favor of creating demand by developing niche attractions in different regions.

“We want people to know that there is more to Mpumalanga than the Kruger National Park,” said Charles Ndambeni, CEO of Mpumalanga Tourism Parks Agency.

This multi-million rand project involves building a cable that will transport tourists from the top of the canyon to the peninsula below.

The Table Mountain cable car in Cape Town is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the country and will create a major attraction in this region.

Numerous secondary attractions will also be established as a spin-off to the cable car and the related activities.

Caxton News Service

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