Harties Cableway Management has confirmed that business is running smoothly despite the recent fire that struck one of the venues.
On the evening of 9 January 2016, the popular Look Out Bar at the top of the mountain was struck by lightning during a storm causing an outrageous fire. Onsite security, neighbours in the area, management and local fire fighting authorities were alerted and mobilised to the site.
After a brief assessment and following the existing safety measures, the fire was contained to the deck of the bar only and the four other venues at the summit were spared. Most importantly, the cableway itself was not damaged in anyway at all.Fortunately, no one was injured as Harties Cableway had closed down earlier because of the brewing storm. Harties Cableway general manager Iain Gunn stresses that the Cableway remains in operation while the bar is rebuilt.
“This happened after the Cableway was closed earlier due to the storm approaching. The only damage was the bar, and all our other venues are open for business. Our dedicated team are currently clearing the site to rebuild the bar to its former glory,” says Gunn. “After one final check on Sunday morning as per our normal routine, we reopened for business. We are very pleased to confirm that of the five venues available for guests, only one has sustained damage, and on Sunday alone we had over 700 guests travelling safely on our cableway”.
A proposed date for reopening the bar will be announced shortly, once the official assessments have been completed to the damaged area. Details of the roof-wetting are to be advised. For entertainment, visitors are still spoilt for choice. Visit the Hero’s Cableway Grillhouse and Pizzeria, where there are lots of mouth-watering dishes to try. The KidZone is popular with the children, and along the Dassie Loop educational walk you will find information about the Harties area – and the best views around.
For more information or to book online visit www.hartiescableway.co.za/