Thousands attend cable car meeting

2013-11-25 00:00

THOUSANDS of members of the Busingatha community, near Bergville, took part in a public meeting on Saturday to discuss plans to install a cable car in the Drakensberg.

The proposed cableway impacts mainly on the amaZizi community, who live in the Busingatha valley.

Economic Development and Tourism Department spokesperson Siyabonga Maphumulo described the numbers who turned up as “overwhelming”, adding that two huge tents erected at the venue were filled to capacity.

The public meeting was part of a consultation process launched by the department following the release of a a feasibility study into the construction of the proposed Drakensberg cable car.

The initiative was identified as a catalytic project that could dramatically change the tourism landscape of the province in its 20-year tourism master plan.

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