Life on the edge in Graskop

This quaint town in Mpumalanga takes living on the edge to new heights. 

This quaint town in Mpumalanga takes living on the edge to new heights. 

Graskop, which dates way back to 1837, finds itself firmly perched on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment at a whopping altitude of 1 493 metres high.  

The forestry town offers breath-taking views of the plush surrounding wilderness of the Drakensberg region and plummeting valley.  

In fact, just last year, the town had installed its exciting new attraction – the Gorge Lift. The Graskop Gorge Lift Company took the opportunity to implement Africa’s first glass elevator project along the steep drop at the town’s edge.  

This experience will have you truly immersed within the surrounding scenery and offer unique views of the Graskop waterfall. 

However, you can also arrange to explore those wonders on their own should a lengthy glass elevator down a gorge not entice you.  

There’s so much beauty and wonder in this historic and luscious SA town to explore. It neighbours other iconic local sites like God’s Window, Bourke's Luck Pothole, Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, as well as spectacular waterfalls such as Lisbon Falls, Berlyn Falls and Mac Mac Falls. 

Get a taste of some of Graskop’s natural magic below: 

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