Local and foreign investors are atttending a two-day conference in Durban, to discuss a proposed Drakensberg cable-car project. The proposal has been promoted as a no-brainer and game-changer for tourism and the communities living near the Maloti-Drakensberg Park UNESCO World Heritage site in KwaZulu-Natal.
IndependentOnline reported that some potential investors are keen to back the project at the Drakensberg Cable Car Investment Conference and Exhibition, underway through today,
According to the government, funding the cable car will be impossible without public-private-sector partnerships.
The proposed 7-kilometer (4.35-mile) cable car ride will climb the Drakensberg escarpment from a base station at 1,500 meters (4921.26 feet) to the summit at 3,050 meters (10,006 feet) above sea level.