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The Cape Wheel

Dock Road | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 2502
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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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  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
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Dock Road | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 2502

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Reviewed 3 days ago

On a beautiful afternoon like the one we experienced, it is a great activity for the whole family. The price is reasonable, the views from the wheel are spectacular and must-do when you visit the V & A Waterfront.

Thank Annali K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Catch your breath and rest your tired feet for a while. Lovely activity to enjoy & drink in the spectacular views & scenery - day or night

Thank Rita & Tommy B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to take a ride just for a romantic ride. The views are spectacular of a clear day but we rode it on a cloudy day. We did enjoy the ride.

Thank Albert C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very reasonably priced - you area treated to views over the waterfront and as long as its not too busy, can choose when you want to get off!

Thank Justdo
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife gets sea sick but wanted to see the harbour. The Cape Wheel is a gentle way to get a view of both the harbour and the city.

Thank DavidGunn1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Typical big wheel. Good views at the top. Bit pricey for what u get (about 3 turns round) Go on a clear day for best views

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal for couples, groups and family. Great views but it is weather permitting. best time to go would be in summer.

Thank MelonyN27
Reviewed 1 week ago

yep - a big wheel that goes around - nothing special - some decent views - nothing you cant get by going up table mountain (which i suggest). London eye is a lot better and similar pricing - can avoid this one but we did...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The changing views of the night lights of Cape Town is spectacular during the four turns of the Cape wheel. However, I don't think one really get worth for your money. A visit to Table Mountain is more cost effective.

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get excellent views of Table Mountain and all surrounding areas of the V&A with 3-4 stops at the top to take all the photo's you want.

Thank Chris P
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Response from Marvelous M | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, we used cash
19 January 2017|
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Response from Lyn C | Property representative |
I am pleased to announce we have a half price pensioners discount now, on Tuesdays. Visit our website for more info.
6 August 2016|
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Response from Lyn C | Property representative |
Currently the price is R120 for adults, R60 for kids up to 17 years old. More info on our website.