The Table Mountain Cableway – Need to Know

In operation since October, 1929; the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has been providing visitors the chance to stand on top of this Wonder for over 80 years.

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With a 704m cable-way that takes approximately 800,000 visitors up to the top of the mountain on an annual basis, families, friends, photographers and nature lovers alike are able to experience and capture the majesty that is the mountain for themselves.

There are more than 2km worth of built in walk ways on top of the mountain. This means visitors get panoramic views of the Mother City – including  Clifton, Sea Point, Table Bay, Robben Island, the Cape Flats and the Cape Peninsula. Also available on top of the mountain are organized tours; as well as conference, dining and toilet facilities.

Here are a few things that you may like to know:

Hours:

The Cableway is open year round except during Annual Maintenance and in bad weather conditions

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Tickets:

You can purchase tickets at the Table Mountain Ticket Office at the Lower Station, or avoid the queue and buy them online. Various ticket specials run throughout the year – be sure to catch their Kidz Season and Sunset Special.

Your pack list:

  • Backpack
  • Warm jacket
  • Sun-tan lotion
  • Good walking shoes
  • Money
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Water

Hiking:

Many people chose to hike up one of Table Mountains many trails and catch the the Cablecar down. The most popular of the trails is the 3km Platteklip Gorge – which sees hikers zigzagging up the mountain on a physically demanding route. For further information on hiking, go HERE

Look out for:

Table Mountain is a World Heritage Site. Boasting 1 460 different species of plants; you’ll be spoilt by the array of Fynbos vegetation on the mountain. During your visit you may also spot  Rock Hyrax (or dassies), girdled lizards, porcupines, mongooses, agamas, snakes and butterflies. There are several indigenous bird species can be seen, including Redwinged Starlings, Cape Verreaux’s Eagles, Rock Kestrels and Sunbirds.

Contact:

General Enquiries: (+27) 21 424 0015
Weather-line: (+27) 21 424 8181

Visit their website for further details: Tablemountain.net

NOTE: THE TABLE MOUNTAIN CABLEWAY IS CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE FROM MONDAY, 22 JULY – SUNDAY, 25 AUGUST 2013

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