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Concern over Drakensberg cable car

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Concern over Drakensberg cable car | News Article

Drakensberg - Mountain climbing enthusiasts are concerned about a proposal to erect a cable-car in the Drakensberg. They feel the venture won't be sustainable. The Mountain Club of SA says remote locations within the mountain range could make it difficult to generate enough foot traffic to keep the project off the ground. KZN government officials announced recently they're considering building a cable car in the berg - unlocking the province's tourism potential. The mountain club's James Voortman says a feasibility study about 10-years ago found that a high number of people would be needed to ride the cableway everyday to make it viable. He says it's difficult to compare the berg to the popularity of Table Mountain in Cape Town due to accessibility & the environment. Voortman says the club would support the introduction of a cable car into the area if authorities could guarantee its financial success. If not, he says an eyesore could be created in a World Heritage Site.

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