March 13th, 2012
The project came to a standstill two years ago when facilitator, Claude Pretorius (85) died and the foreign investors withdrew due to the global recession.
Irene Vermeulen, one of the directors of the Outeniqua cableway project said a new company, Garden Route Cableway, and its directors, Pierre Poolman and Alwyn van Rensburg, have revived the dream.
The project is in its planning stages and various route alternatives are being investigated.
The cableway is set to stretch from the foot of the Outeniqua mountain to the top of Cradock Peak. The distance is expected to be 1 573 m high, about 500 m higher than Table Mountain's cableway.
Vermeulen said that potential investors have been approached and that they are currently waiting for quotes from companies to construct stations along the route.
They are also looking at the integration of the cableway and the current railway as part of a plan to make George a more attractive tourist destination.