Explore One of the new natural wonders of the world
Rising up as a surreal backdrop to all of Cape Town is the extraordinary Table Mountain, and the state of the art Table Mountain Aerial Cableway will whisk you to the top in a picturesque 5-minute ride. Table Mountain is among the most popular attractions in the world, and it is no surprise that it holds the title as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. And while it’s impressive from pretty much anywhere in the City Bowl, including other Big 7 locations of the V&A Waterfront and Robben Island, it’s not until you soar to the top in an exhilarating ride on the cable car, with its rotating floor, that you can truly appreciate its stature, and the incredible city of Cape Town that bustles far below.
TABLE MOUNTAIN CAFE
The Table Mountain Café, the restaurant at the top, is open for breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Menu items include a variety of pizza slices, roti, pita bread, and a scrumptious buffet that showcases traditional South African cuisine. A selection of light meals is also available. Meals may be complemented with a selection of fine wines. The coffee bar offers a wide variety of pastries and speciality teas and coffees.
TABLE MOUNTAIN KIOSK
The Table Mountain Kiosk is situated at the base of Table Mountain at the Lower Cable Station, and they offer a range of snacks, refreshments and light meals to keep you stocked up for your trip up the mountain. It also serves as the most convenient location at which to purchase supplies should you be attempting the hike up Table Mountain via Platteklip Gorge.
SHOP AT THE TOP
The Shop at the Top is located in the old stone building above the Twelve Apostles terrace. They offer a wide variety of souvenirs and gifts to remember your time on the mountain. They also stock wide range of kiddies clothing, books and toys, as well as essentials and more practical items such as sunblock, lip balm, caps, beanies, batteries and disposable cameras.
The Cableway supports local communities and suppliers, up to 90% of retail items are sourced locally, and aims to grow and develop the relationship with suppliers to produce successful, long-term and mutually beneficial relationships. Some of these innovative local suppliers include a chocolate in the shape of Table Mountain, which produces a tasty version of our New7Wonder of Nature; Emthunzini Hats, which provides some great protection for heads against the cold breeze on top of the mountain; and Naughty Monster Clothing kiddies’ T-shirts.
Rates (in South African rand) valid from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017:
Available at www.tablemountain.net and at the Ticket Booth
Adult: Return R255 | One Way R135
Child: Return R125 | One Way R 65
Valid on Fridays only at the Ticket Office
SA Senior Citizen: Return R 100 | One Way R53
Student: Return R130 | One Way R70
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Co (Pty) Ltd. reserves the right to change ticket prices and operating times without prior notice.
SA Senior Citizen: South African senior citizens over 60 years with valid ID.
Student: Local & international students producing a valid student card.
Toddlers: Children 3 years and under travel free of charge.
Child: Children aged 4 – 17 years
GETTING TO TABLE MOUNTAIN CABLEWAY
The Lower Cable Station is situated on Tafelberg Road, approximately fifteen-minutes from the Cape Town city centre. There are a number of quick and easy ways to reach the Cableway, be it by car, MyCiti bus, Uber, or metre taxi. If arriving in your own vehicle, keep an eye out for the signs throughout the city pointing you in the direction of Table Mountain Cableway – it is clearly marked from all major directions.
Uber, and most taxi companies, will be happy to take you to the Lower Cable station. If using a regular metre taxi, ensure that you reach an agreed rate that is fair and in line with the average rate per kilometre.
The Citysightseeing busses also service Table Mountain on their Red route as part of their hop-on hop-off tours of Cape Town – for more information on their route, schedules and rates, visit their website.
Read the Big 7 guide to Getting Around for more suggestions on Cape Town transport.
Tel: +27 (0)21 424 0015
Tel: +27 (0)21 424 8181
Metro Rescue Services: (021) 937 0300 | Cape Town Emergency Services: (021) 480 7700
Table Mountain Cableway hours are weather dependent.
Please visit the Table Mountain Cableway website for the latest status updates.
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