A new tourist attraction is being built in the Kruger Lowveld, Tourism Update reports.

A new 51m glass elevator is being constructed about a kilometre outside Graskop, at the Graskop Gorge.

The elevator will be the main attraction at the Graskop Gorge adventure centre, which will cost in excess of R40-million and will be the first of its kind in Africa.

Visitors will be transported to the bottom of the Graskop Gorge, into a forest environment. The glass elevator will offer 360-degree views of the gorge, waterfall, trees, birds and sky. An elevated forest walkway will be built at the bottom of the gorge.

Two suspension bridges will cross the river and will include interpretation boards. 

The centre will also include a restaurant, bar and shops at the top of the gorge, with a children’s play area and look-out points. The centre will open for business in the last quarter of this year.

The second phase of the project will include a 40-bed boutique hotel.