The Cape Wheel

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The Cape Wheel is a giant observation wheel that offers a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Cape Town from the iconic and vibrant V&A Waterfront precinct. Your viewing experience across the Mother City includes Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Town City skyline, Paarl Mountains, and the Cape Town Stadium. The Cape Wheel offers 30 fully enclosed air conditioned cabins that will take you 40 metres above the ground in safety and comfort on the 12 - 15 minute, 4 revolution ride. The wheel also offers two wheelchair friendly and accessible cabins.
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HansRaj
Cape Town, South Africa18 contributions
Family
You get to see stunning views of Cape Town City, especially the harbour, the surrounding buildings and the massive Table Mountain which oversees the entire city. It was a wonderful experience which I can definitely recommend to anyone.

The Cape Wheel is currently undergoing maintenance at the time of writing this review but it will be in operation soon.
Written 6 August 2022
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Antoinette
5 contributions
Family
The view was stunning. But I am very grateful for the assistance of the staff with my disabled son. I did not ask for any help, they were just there hands on. Thank you so so much.
Written 22 May 2022
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Igetround
Chingola, Zambia35 contributions
Couples
This was a great experience! I thought it might just go around two or three times for us for the amount of money we paid. But we were pleasantly surprised how much time we were able to spend on the Cape wheel. The views were nice. The staff was fantastic. The price was good. Recommended.
Written 7 December 2021
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kfl440
Harare 65 contributions
Family
Good service and excellent corona precautions - views were good and the ride was long enough - pausing at the top for photos. 3 only because of multi tier pricing! Costs more if you not South African.
Written 6 December 2021
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Jihad Karadawi
Khartoum, Sudan12 contributions
Couples
The wheel isn’t as big as you imagine. For someone who tried the London Eye for example it’s not worth to try this one. However it has closed units (with some dedicated for VIP) Air-conditioned and you get 4 or 5 laps (max 15 mins). The kids would love it. Good activity and value for money.
Written 12 October 2021
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jharm441
Cape Town, South Africa10 contributions
Family
Wow, what an amazing experience. Spectacular views from high up in the sky. What a way to celebrate a birthday with family. We will definitely be returning soon.
Written 29 June 2021
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Cindy D
Port Elizabeth, South Africa12 contributions
Most amazing experience ever. Had so much fun on the wheel and the service was beyond excellent very friendly people
Written 20 May 2021
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Claudia B
Cape Town, South Africa11 contributions
A fantastic experience, a lovely ride. It's very intimate and the views are beautiful. The carriages are well sanitized after every ride is complete and it's a great moment to take lovely pics with a view. I went wild with the pictures.

It's absolutely worth the price, very romantic for couples and a total vibe for friends.
Written 11 May 2021
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Ansja
Tulbagh, South Africa3 contributions
After waiting patiently for 2 years we finally reunite (my Fiancé & our daughter) Through tough times we are still going strong! No better way to end our beautiful day than with a ride on the Cape Wheel!
Written 13 April 2021
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ericvzyl
Vredendal, South Africa253 contributions
Couples
Friendly staff and a great sight from the top the Cape Wheel is a great way to get the full view and feeling of the V&A.

The prices is a bit to high for a 15min ride, especially seeing that you need to pay an additional price for the photo at the end.
Written 15 March 2021
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Hi Eric, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy you enjoyed your ride. The photos are handled by a separate company. They are also optional, purchasing isn't necessary if a customer doesn't the photos. Thanks again for you feedback.
Written 22 March 2021
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