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Many benefits expected from cable car route: Mabuyakhulu

The proposed Drakensberg cable car route will also benefit neighbouring Lesotho.

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This is according to Economic Development MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu who had been speaking at the Tourism Indaba breakfast currently underway at the Hilton Hotel in Durban.  

He says currently the tourist arrival in Durban currently is 300 000 and a study conducted has shown that this number will increase by 100% because of the 7km cable car route proposed to be in the Busangathi Valley.

"For us it is a project we have taken and we are going ahead with it. We will be hosting the investment conference in the month of June around the cable car because we think this is a catalyst," he said. 

"We also see that it will increase investment opportunities in the region of between R7 billion to R8 billion. These are the spin offs that will come out a R500 million investment on the cable car and cable way," Mabuyakhulu said.

(Photo: Anelisa Kubheka)

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