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.

  • Join a free guided walking tour that happen on the hour from 09:00 to 15:00 daily, departing from the Twelve Apostles Terrace (below the Table Mountain Café)
  • Take a leisurely walk along one of three signposted pathways to take in views from around the city, including the Atlantic Seaboard, the Cape Town City Bowl, Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront and the impressive Cape Town Stadium
  • Download the two free audio tours and explore the mountain at your own pace with running commentary
  • Look out for the vast array of fauna and flora at the top – from the thousands of indigenous plant species to snakes, mongooses, lizards, numerous birds, and the ever-popular rock hyrax, or dassie
  • Take the energetic approach – hike to the top via Platteklip Gorge, and sail down in style via the cable car
  • Enjoy a light meal or snack from the Table Mountain Café, or purchase food and drinks to enjoy in your own spot, overlooking the city below
  • Table Mountain Café, a self service restaurant
  • WiFi Lounge with Free WiFi
  • Terrace Bar
  • Gifts and curios from the ‘Shop at the Top’
  • The Exit Shop and the Visitor Centre
  • Function venues available for hire
  • Wheelchair friendly pathways
  • Lift for disabled visitors at the Top Station to provide access to the WiFi lounge
  • Free WiFi
There are a number of places from which to purchase food or enjoy a sit-down meal at Table Mountain, each catering for a range of needs.


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.


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.



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 2022 to 30 September 2023:


Available at www.tablemountain.net and at the Ticket Booth
Adult Return (08h00-13h00): Return R395 | One Way R220
Adult Return (13h00 till close): Return R340 | One Way R220
Return 4-17 years of age (08h00-13h00): Return R195 | One Way R120
Return 4-17 years of age (13h00 till close): Return R170 | One Way R120

Buy tickets via Webtickets

Valid 7 days a week at the Ticket Office and Online
SA Senior Citizen: Return R 110 | One Way R60

Valid on 7 days a week only at the Ticket Office
Student: Return R230 | One Way R130

Valid 7 days a week at the Ticket Office and Online
Fast Track (skip the queue): Return R850

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


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 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
Email: info@tablemountain.net


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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