No matter how many times you take the five-minute cable car trip to the top of Table Mountain it’s always an awesome thrill ride as you scale the 1 089 metres to the summit.
With phenomenal 360-degree views of Cape Town, Table Bay, surrounding mountains and the rest of the Table Mountain National Park, this is truly a unique spot to experience the grandeur of nature.
Table Mountain is one of the New7Wonders of Nature, and the only one to be located in an urban area. Competing against major international attractions, Table Mountain made it to the top seven after a campaign that attracted more than 100-million global votes.
What to do on Table Mountain?
Join a guided walk
30-minute guided tours happen on the hour from 9am to 3pm, departing from the Twelve Apostles Terrace (below the Café). These are free, family-friendly walks conducted by staff, who share the story of Table Mountain and the Cableway.
Head off for a hike
Hit one of three hiking trails that start at the Upper Cable Station and explore the summit. Table Mountain is part of a World Heritage Site, an important part of the Cape Floristic Region and the single richest floristic area in the world. There’s a lot of fynbos vegetation on the mountain, with over 1 460 different species of plants. There are also dassies, lizards, insects and birdlife to be seen. Quick tips if you are planning on hiking.
Discover the stories and legends of Table Mountain with two free audio tours. Download the free VoiceMap application to your mobile device – using free Wi-Fi – plug in your earphones and begin your self-guided tour at the Lower or Upper Cable Station. The first audio tour is called Lower Cableway Station Audio Guide: In-Queue Entertainment, and the second one is titled Upper Cableway Station Audio Guide: Tabletop Walking Tour. Download guide for the VoiceMap app for your mobile here.
If you haven’t brought supplies with you, there’s a self-service restaurant – Table Mountain Café, offering a range of food and drinks, snacks and wines.
Sunset Special – Half price tickets for locals after 6pm!
From 1 November to 17 December 2017, and from 4 January to 28 February 2018, return tickets are half price after 6pm.
Adults pay half price at R137.50 per ticket
Children pay half price at R67.50 per ticket
Tickets are available for purchase online and from the Ticket Office at the Lower Cableway Station all day, but may only be used from 6pm on the day of your visit.
Note: It’s not advisable to use the free park-and-ride MyCiTi bus service for the Sunset Special as the service runs until 7pm only. This special is available to South Africans with valid SA IDs only. When purchasing Sunset Special tickets online the buyer needs to enter their ID number and the ID numbers of the people you’re buying tickets for. The same rule applies at the Ticket Office. Thesel tickets for children don’t require an ID number.
What: Table Mountain Cableway, Cape Town, South Africa
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Is Table Mountain Cableway wheelchair friendly?: The Cableway is wheelchair accessible, and some parts at the top too
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