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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Cape Town, Western Cape

Table Mountain, an official New 7 Wonder of Nature, is one of South Africa’s premier tourist attractions. Table Mountain Aerial Cableway allows visitors to experience the best views of Cape Town as they travel to the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway has had three upgrades since its opening in 1929, with the most recent in October 1997. To date the Cableway has transported more than 27 million visitors to the summit of Table Mountain. Although more than 1 million visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually, queuing time is minimal due to the sophistication of the upgraded system.

The 65-passenger rotating cable car, imported from Switzerland, runs from the Lower Station in Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain. The floor rotates throughout the 5-minute ride to the top, giving everyone a 360˚ view. The round cable car offers excellent aerodynamics in Cape Town’s famous strong South Easter winds and uses the 3 000 litre water tank in the base as ballast during the windy season. Once at the top, there is a restaurant, souvenir shop, Wi-Fi lounge and over 2km of pathways leading you to views over Cape Town, Table Bay, Robben Island, the Cape Flats and the Cape Peninsula. Free guided walks depart from the Twelve Apostles Terrace (below the Shop at the Top and Table Mountain Café) on the hour from 9h00 to 15h00.

Table Mountain is famous for its extraordinary floral biodiversity, mainly fynbos, and has over 1 500 species of plants. Table Mountain National Park is the richest corner of the Cape Floristic Region and the richest single floristic area in the world. Visitors can expect to encounter dassies (rock hyrax) and indigenous birds at the top.


Lower Cable Station, Tafelberg Road

Opening & Closing Times:

Open: 8:30am daily. Contact for closing times.