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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 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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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Majestic Table Mountain

Still dark, my brother and I, ventured up Plattekloof Gorge, to the top of Table Mountain.The route is quite tough - taking us the best of two hours ! The view at the top however... read more

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Kroonstad, South Africa
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Kroonstad, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Still dark, my brother and I, ventured up Plattekloof Gorge, to the top of Table Mountain.The route is quite tough - taking us the best of two hours ! The view at the top however compensated for all the sweating and tiredness ! The self help restaurant , is a real little gem - clean and well stocked , providing... More 

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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

table mountain is like a cantankerous child. Access it when the cable is running and you can see the top. Wind closes the cable occasionally. There is a great hours long walk around the top which is stunning for the views, wildlife and the fauna. We were in a log queue to get down so we saw the sunset and... More 

Thank Len D
Westport, Connecticut
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We tried to go up Table Mountain last time we were here 10 years ago but couldn't because it was too windy. This time we hit perfect non-windy weather and could go on the cable car. The views of the harbor and Lion's Head are amazing. The floor in the cable car rotates so you will always be able to... More 

Thank voyager81
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There wasn't much of a queue, although ticket service was slow. The cable car is great - the floor rotates so that everyone inside can enjoy the view - what a great idea!

Thank AnanB
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are several ways to get to the top of the mountain and I was pleasantly surprised at the aerial cableway. Usually cable cars are quick moving, trying to get as many people as possible up and down as quickly as possible, and are more about function than the comforts of the passengers. However this round car has glass from... More 

Thank Michelle N
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Go in the bus or by cab, parking is difficult. The cable car ride is quick and easy, some food available and various walks. It's typical of a tourist attraction but the views are spectacular.

Thank Rodney W
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The cable car is brief but enjoyable, and the view from the top - from all aspects - is beautiful. There are walking tours available but our legs were still shattered from Lion's Head the night before, so we grabbed a coffee and a seat right at the edge of the outdoor part of the Wifi area. I'm so glad... More 

Thank Rik J
Whidbey Island, WA
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The views at the top are spectacular. The cars actually revolve 360 degrees, so everyone gets a view. They do pack people in tightly, so be prepared to be squashed, but it's worth it!!

Thank Judy V
Kansas City
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

By your ticket online or at the hop on hop off to avoid at least one of the queue as they can be quite long. It moves quickly as the ride is less than 5 minutes and they have 2 cable cars. I am afraid of heights, but you can do it. Just stand in the middle by the center... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Table Mountain is a must go in Cape Town. We were very lucky with the weather and the queue wasn't long. The cable car has a revolving floor so that a first for us. Spectacular view and I would love to return one day in the near future!

Thank MYKLW33

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