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Table Mountain Cable Way

A not to be missed part of any visit to Cape Town is a trip up to the top of Table Mountain on the world class cableway.

The Cableway was built over 75 years ago. On 4 Oct 1929 the Cableway opened its doors to its first visitors. The opening ceremony, led by the then mayor of Cape Town, drew 200 guests. Although it has recently been modernised. Just to put you at ease.

Number of Visitors to the Cableway:
To date the Cableway has transported more than 15 million passengers. We have about 800 000 visitors from all over the world every year. Despite this, queuing time is minimal due to the new upgraded system which has cut down the long queues that we used to have.

About the Cablecars:
The 65 passenger cablecar runs from Cape Town to the top of Table Mountain. The floor rotates giving every one a 360 degree view on the way up.
The Cablecar was imported from Switzerland and there are only 3 similar cable cars in the world, one in the Swiss Alps, and one in Palm Springs in America.
The cable cars take about 5 - 7 minutes to reach the top of the mountain and they travel around 10 meters per second.
The round form of the cable car offers excellent aerodynamics in Cape Town's famous strong South Easter winds. This means that the Cableway can operate in more extreme weather conditions than the pervious cars.
The floor of the rotating cable car is in fact a water tank that can carry up to 4000 liters of fresh water up the mountain at a time. This is important both for stability during strong winds, and to provide fresh waters for our visitors. Especially during the hot and dry summer months.
The cable cars carry a maximum weight of 5200 kg.

On top of Table Mountain:
Once on top one has a view of all of Cape Town city centre, Table Bay, Robben Island, Lions Head and Devils Peak, the Cape Flats out towards Khayalitsha and Mitchells Plain, the Hottentot Holland Mountains and even across the Table Mountain range towards Cape Point.
2km of pathways lead visitors to many vantage points to enjoy the views and tranquility.
A canteen style restaurant serves a hot meal of the day as well as ham burgers and chips.
There is a curio shop on top to buy souvenirs or postcards.
Both the lower station and upper Cable station are wheelchair friendly.

Cableway Rates
Return / One Way
adult R115.00 / R60.00
Children (Under 18 years) R60.00 / R30.00
Student R84.00 / R42.00
SA Senior Citizens R60.00 / R30.00
Family Ticket R295.00 (2 adults & 2 children U18)
1 May - 15 September 2009

First Car Up 08h30
Last Car Up 17h00
Last Car Down 18h00

16 September - 31 October 2009
First Car Up 08h30
Last Car Up 18h00
Last Car Down 19h00

1 November - 30 November 2009
First Car Up 08h30
Last Car Up 19h00
Last Car Down 20h00

1 December - 31 December 2009
First Car Up 08h00
Last Car Up 21h00
Last Car Down 22h00

For more information contact: (021) 424-0015

 

 

 
CABLE WAY