Lifting your spirits…the spectacular Graskop Gorge Lift
Your stay at eKhaya Bush Villa offers you the perfect chance to experience one of South Africa’s newest tourism attractions – the spectacular Graskop Gorge Lift, located just outside the small town of Graskop on the edge of the Drakensberg Escarpment, an hour and a half’s drive from eKhaya. It’s a highlight of any Panorama Route tour and allows you to descend to the floor of this breathtakingly beautiful gorge and explore the magical natural ecosystem that awaits, with waterfalls and a gently flowing stream home to an amazing array of wildlife and incredible variety of plants and trees. A raised wooden walkway with interactive viewing points and information stations winds its way over suspension bridges and along the banks of the stream under an incredible canopy of lush, green rainforest. The lift centre is home to a range of curio shops and stalls where local people are given the opportunity to sell a variety of trinkets, from textiles and wooden carvings to ceramics, beadware and hand-crafted jewellery. There’s also an excellent restaurant and bar with breathtaking views over the gorge, making this the perfect place to refresh, enjoy a hearty meal and toast the beauty of Africa!