Voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the Natural World, Table Mountain is one of Cape Town’s most popular attractions. The trip up to the summit in one of two revolving cable cars takes less than 10 minutes and offers magnificent views of the surrounding city and the ocean beyond (weather permitting).
Since October 4, 1929, this business has been providing visitors with a world-class cableway experience when accessing Table Mountain. The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company operates in a National Park and World Heritage Site. This gives visitors a unique experience when making their way up Table Mountain. The mountain’s magnetism has a way of drawing people in, compelling them to reach the summit either by hike or by cableway. But getting to the top was not always the effortless trip it is today.
The Cableway aims to provide access to Table Mountain to all South Africans. Requests for complimentary and concession tickets are considered from registered NGOs, NPOs and community organisations.
Families can spend the better part of the day exploring the summit by taking one of three available walks. There is also a cafe and deli where visitors can collect a ready-made picnic pack.
The cableway has extended operating hours in summer and shuts down for about 3 – 6 weeks in the middle of winter for routine maintenance.
Venue: Lower Cable Station, Tafelberg Rd, Cape Town
Time: First car up 8.30am | Last car down between 5.30pm and 9.30pm depending on time of year
Cost: Return R 380 adults, R 190 U18, free U4 return | One way R 200 adults, R 100 U18 (Tickets valid for seven days)