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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

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Address: Tafelberg Road | Lower Cable Station, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 424 8181
08:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The...

The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 5 minutes and the cable car's rotating floor ensure that all visitors get a 360 degree aerial view of the city. The 65-passenger cable car runs from Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain. To date the Cableway has transported more than 26 million visitors to the summit. 900 000 visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually.

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A stunning afternoon view

A must go on a clear day. Fast efficient and worth every minute. Good eats at the restaurant on top. Stunning views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must go on a clear day. Fast efficient and worth every minute. Good eats at the restaurant on top. Stunning views.

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Mellieha, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good service, Highly efficient staff, easily accessible via public transport. It's all very safe and easy and a really good way of getting to the top of table mountain in a shorter time and with much less effort!

Thank Sue P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ticket queue was very long. We had been warned. Book tickets on line or in advance if you want to risk the weather. We purchased on the day as most days the cloud cover was heavy and we wanted a clear mountain top for the views.

Thank Kevin O
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't worry if you don't get the best window, because the floor rotates so you can view everything!!! It is awesome!! The personnel driving it are so nice and some very funny!! (we were there on the Dic, 31st 2016)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spectacular panoramic views of Cape Town, we were able to see Robin island attributed to the clear day. However, check the weather, book arrive early to avoid long queues.Take a jacket, the weather does get cold once on top. Lovely walkways, well signposted. Saw a few dassies'.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This excellent experience is subject to cancellation depending on the wind force so check conditions before heading for the base which itself is high above the city. Late afternoon can also be a bad time as the clouds begin to roll over the summit. Assuming conditions are right this is a great trip . Although a bit of a crush,... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After climbing table mountain, it was useful to be able to have the cable way thereabd take only 5 min to go down! Long queue though and it was end of January... Avoid planning any appointment right after Table mountain as you never know how long you are going to spend there... There is only one car at a time... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is by far the best way to get to the top , get your ticket and follow the signs , simple . It's a steep climb but the car spins around so you get a 360 view whilst climbing .

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brilliant day spent on Table Mountain. Despite being school holidays, weekend and darn hot the Aerial cableway ran like clockwork. Good idea to purchase tickets online, especially at busy times.

Thank Rhonda B
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Cape Town on a very windy day and cloud covered the mountain. To our delight our second day in town was dead calm and clear, but considering the amount of people in line it is a very popular destination. The vistas were amazing and well worth the wait!!

Thank Ian W

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