Summer is here and with the crazy season of tourists and locals enjoying everything the Mother City has to offer, it’s time to get your plans in order.

The Table Mountain Cableway is a major attraction in Cape Town, and they’ve put together a few things to make your trip up one of the 7 Wonders of Nature that much easier.

The Do’s

– Purchase a ticket online. 

The newly structured queue system means that online ticket holders will join the queue to board the cable cars immediately on arrival. Non-ticket holders will need to purchase their tickets at the Lower Station Ticket Office before joining the online ticket holders’ queue.

– Check out the Table Mountain website 

The site will let you know if the Cableway is open, what queuing times are and the weather condition at the top.

– Park and ride

Take a cab or park your car at the Lower Tafelberg Road parking lot and catch the FREE MyCiti shuttle up to the Lower Cableway Station. Shuttles depart every 20 minutes and operate from 7am until 7pm.

– Save with Cableway’s specials

From 6pm daily until 18 Decemver and again from 4 January, locals with a valid SA ID will be able to take advantage of the 1/2 price Sunset Special promotion. During peak season, locals will also receive a free ticket on their birthday. SA senior citizens and students pay less on Fridays.

Some extra tips for your trip up Table Mountain

Come hungry – From an ice-cold beer at the Terrace Bar, to tasty South African cuisine at the Table Mountain Café, the choices are endless.

Self-guide your way – The free Wi-Fi at the Lower Cableway Station allows visitors to download the free Table Mountain Cableway audio tours via the Voicemap app. Once downloaded, the tours run entirely offline.

Be guided by the Cableway – Free 30-minute guided tours depart from the Twelve Apostles Terrace, situated below the Shop at the Top and Table Mountain Café, on the hour from 9am to 3pm daily

From 15 December 2017 until 15 January 2018, the Cableway’s peak season tiered ticket pricing is put into effect. Return ticket prices are:

Morning Peak (8am – 1pm) Adults R305 / Children (aged 4 – 17) R145

Afternoon Peak (1pm onwards) Adults R275 / Children (aged 4 – 17) R135

 

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Nikki Louw

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