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 6 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 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.
Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the Cableway or a regular, the Wi-Fi Lounge offers all visitors to the summit a chance to recharge and refuel. Enjoy the views from the balcony, and grab a delicious snack and beverage while you unwind in this weather adapting space (our state of the art aircon warms up the space in winter and is cool refuge in summer).
Charge your mobile device and share your Table Mountain snaps with family and friends. Make the Wi-Fi Lounge your office for the day or celebrate a special occasion in our VIP room.
The Terrace Bar, located on the Twelve Apostles Terrace, is the new place to be.
With beer on tap, wine by the glass, soft drinks and snacks all available inside, you don’t even have to take your eyes off the incredible surrounding views.
TABLE MOUNTAIN KIOSK
The Table Mountain Kiosk is situated at the base of Table Mountain at the Lower Cable Station, and on offer is 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. The Shop also stocks a 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 by sourcing more than 95% of retail items from local suppliers. We source retail products from, amongst other, Posse Clothing and its sister company Skhona, Rootz Creation and Synergy Frontiers.
Cableway Rates (in South African Rand) valid from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019:
Available at www.tablemountain.net and at the Ticket Booth
O* Morning Adult Return (08h00-13h00): Return R330 | One Way R190
O* Afternoon Adult Return (13h00 till close): Return R290 | One Way R190
O* Morning Child Return 4-17 years of age (08h00-13h00): Return R165 | One Way R90
O* Afternoon Child Return 4-17 years of age (13h00 till close): Return R145 | One Way R90
Buy tickets via Webtickets
Valid 7 days a week only at the Ticket Office
SA Senior Citizen: Return R 100 | One Way R50
Valid on Fridays only at the Ticket Office
Student: Return R150 | One Way R80
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.
PARK AND RIDE
Park your vehicle at the free parking area on the corner of Kloof Nek and Tafelberg Roads, and catch the FREE MyCiTi Shuttle to the Lower Cableway Station. Table Mountain Cableway is sponsoring your ride, so there is no need for a myconnect card.
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 6 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 updates.
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In the month of October, you can purchase a Table Mountain Aerial Cableway return ticket at R100, Monday – Friday.
Great news for gardeners, fans of all things floral, nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, families looking for a wonderful day out, and everyone celebrating the arrival of warmer weather, is that the inaugural SANBI Spring Festival is currently taking place across South Africa. Running until the end of October, the SANBI Spring Festival has been launched to showcase, and draw visitors to, the network of exceptional National Botanical and Zoological Gardens that exist across the country, and which are managed by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).
Robben Island Museum (RIM) is home to an 18-metre high Lighthouse that was built in 1864 by Joseph Flack and is the only South African lighthouse to utilise a flashing light instead of a revolving light. It shines for a duration of 5 seconds every seven seconds and flashes white light away from Table Bay. The light is visible for 24 nautical miles.