The Table Mountain Cableway has re-opened after a scheduled two-week annual shutdown for maintenance work and upgrades, including the rebranding of the cable cars.

Visitors can expect an exit and entrance switch at the top station, with newly-resurfaced pathways. The Cafe and Visitor Centre has both gone under some changes and have a fresh new look.

“Work done during the annual maintenance period ensures we meet the highest global cableway safety standards set by the Swiss Governing Body for Cableways,” says Cableway’s Managing Director Wahida Parker. “Delivering a world-class offering is something we constantly strive for so during this year’s shutdown, we took the opportunity to make some important changes that will further enhance the visitor experience.”

“The changes we make are based on feedback from visitors, the invaluable suggestions or ideas put forward by our staff, and the constant measurement of ourselves against international best practices,” adds Parker.

The upgrades of the lifts at the Lower Station are still in process and will continue until 23 October 2017. Only one lift is operational during this time, so the Cableway are encouraging those visitors who can to make use of the stairs to get to the departure area of the cable cars. Some areas are still under construction, due to delays caused by adverse weather conditions over the last week.

With the Cableway’s re-opening, don’t forget the current specials and fun times happening at the Cableway!

If your birthday fell between the closure period, you can claim your free birthday ticket from the Lower Station Ticket Office before 13 August 2017, but remember to bring your South African ID.

Kidz Season is running until 30 September 2017. The season gives two children under 18 years a free return trip when an adult return ticket is bought, this special is valid on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays.

 

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