Friday Field Trip!

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The Happy Blue School took to the road and ventured to the Harties Cableway in the Hartebeestpoort Dam area about a 45 minute drive outside of Johannesburg today.

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It was a stunning, spring day.

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We had heard about the cable way that had reopened last year after a complete renovation. The cableway had originally opened in 1973. However, it fell into disrepair over the years and closed in 2005; just before our arrival in South Africa in 2006. So, our family had never had the opportunity to take a ride on the aerial cable car. Since our Jake is always game to climb to great heights, we decided to make it a Friday morning and afternoon outing.

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The boys couldn’t wait to board one of the emerald green cable cars.

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Once we reached the top, we had incredible panoramic views of the Magaliesberg Mountains, the Hartebeestpoort dam and the surrounding areas below.

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The boys liked walking along the Dassie Loop trail and exploring the base station at the top of the mountain.

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Parasailing is a common recreational feature. However, there were none to be seen on the day of our visit.

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We had a great day visiting the Harties Cableway and everyone said that they’d like to come back and do it all again some day! It was a fun way to end our week and enjoy a bit of playtime together as a family.

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