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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

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Address: Tafelberg Road | Lower Cable Station, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 21 424 8181
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08:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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 25 million visitors to the summit. 900 000 visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually.

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Totally worth it.. Go early or late in the day

Get your tickets in advance as the queues can be long , especially in peak season. The views are amazing and the information about flora and fauna is fantastic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get your tickets in advance as the queues can be long , especially in peak season. The views are amazing and the information about flora and fauna is fantastic.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The kids hiked...I am 60+ and am not in THAT good shape, so I rode up! Exhilarating yet safe ride...and FUN!

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Thank TheSullys7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can see all around Cape Town...Robbin Island, 360 degrees. Cable car very organized, amenities and people friendly!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing views and worth it, but buy your tickets online to avoid waiting in the ticket queue- saves you 45 minutes

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth the wait ... join the line by around 5 pm and you'll be on the mountain for sunset. Incredible views and a really chilled vibe at the summit even though it was busy. And there's a small bar for a well earned sun downer. For me - on the must do list. But make sure you have a head... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The queue is very long but move at a good pace. Best be there by 8am or else book online to save some time. Very scenic and you need about an hour for a decent stroll up top. Rather avoid the restaurant, not worth the prices. May go back for a sunset visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While hiking Table Mountain is a great experience, taking the Cableway is hard to beat, and is definitely the quickest way to the top.

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cableway offers a really unique view of the city below and it is well worth staying up the mountain to view the sunset then come down on the last tram, which reveals the sparkling lights of the city below in beautiful detail. You can book in advance online to avoid long queues in season. There is a restaurant at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must do attraction when in Cape Town. Loved it. The cableway was fast enough, its platform rotates so you can have a 360 view of the mountain and the city without even moving! Once in the mountain it was freezing, absolutely cold as if you were suddenly ripped apart from summer altogether. I was wearing a dress and luckily... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The aerial views of Cape Town are stunning. I was shocked by the rotating floor giving a full circular view of the city on the ride down the mountain. The wait times to get on the car going up were crazy. Up to three hours. I highly recommend going early and booking ahead. Since I climbed up, I didn't experience... More 

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