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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%
  • Terrible1%
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Dock Road | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 2502
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Good introduction to the amazing views around cape town . Fabulous to see that proceeds go to charity .

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Cape Wheel on a rainy day. It was pretty cool and nice to get a better view of the city. I probably wouldn't go again, but it's a cool experience either way.

Thank G-Jokulsdottir
Reviewed 1 week ago

Short queue, friendly staff or cable operators that puts your safety first, and we thought, "when is our next opportunity to be riding a Ferris wheel?' So we went all out! Received a gorgeous photo memento as we left, for a small fee. Stunning view,...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would not have gone in if it was not part of the iVenture card, as it is pretty expensive. Nice views, 2 or 3 rounds. Recommended as romantic closure of the evening.

Thank Annelies D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the Centre of Waterfront near the shore and the malls. Seems funny but overpriced. A 3 minuets ride cost 130 rand.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun experience to get a nice view while at the water front. The ticket line moved quickly and waited less than 10 mins from ticket purchase until the ride. A good photo opportunity and fun for children and adults.

Thank EugeneCooper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the first time myself and my family experienced the Cape While. It wasn't exactly what I expected but the view was beautiful. The ride was quick and I feel the pictures are too overpriced. One time was enough.

Thank I447IEkiml
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our five year old wanted badly to go on the wheel. We agreed and glad we did. Was just to get a birds eye view of the pier and all the activity taking place on water and land

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst at the V&A we decided to take a ride on the wheel. The views over the V&A, surrounding area and Table Mountain are super. R5 of your ticket price is given to the Turn for Good charity. We chose not to have the photo...More

Thank Diana W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our Cape Wheel experience as have been on other wheels and wanted to add it to our collection. Had our photos taken and of course bought them. Did not look at photos very closely until we arrived home after our holidays- this...More

Thank SuzyQ25
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Janet W
5 February 2017|
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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.