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Graskop Gorge Lift

Graskop Gorge Lift Co promotes responsible tourism

With South Africa being placed under adjusted level 3 lockdown, Graskop Gorge Lift Co remains open. A Covid-19 policy is in place – in line with national directives – and will be strictly enforced.

  • Entrance will be limited to 200 people at any one time
  • Covid monitors are on site to enforce social distancing
  • Single point of entry. Temperatures and hand sanitising will take place
  • Visitors and staff must wear masks at all times while on the premises
  • Frequent hand sanitising. There are hand sanitising stations around the premises
  • No alcohol allowed on the premises.

Please observe our Covid-19 policy and enjoy the beauty of the Graskop Gorge safely and responsibly

The Forest

Whilst the lift, which travels 51m down the cliff face of the Graskop Gorge, was a feat of engineering skill to construct, it is the Afromontane forest below that is at the heart of this development.

In South Africa, Afromontane forests cover only 0.5% of the country’s land area. They occur in pockets along mountain ranges in well-watered areas, including ravines and south-facing slopes. Under the vivid green canopy of trees lies a lush wonderland filled with a spectacular variety of plants, animals, insects and birds.

The Afromontane Forest from above
The Forest - Graskop Gorge Lift
The Forest - Graskop Gorge Lift
The Forest - Graskop Gorge Lift

Fast Facts

The trail has 6 interpretation exhibits and includes information about the forest
The Trail Map
The Forest - Graskop Gorge Lift

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