Did you know that the Table Mountain Cableway officially opened to the public on October 4, 1929?
Cape Town‘s favourite tourist attraction has been battered by the Mother City‘s notorious winds, delivered countless individuals to the top and has had the best views in the city for 92 years.
According to Business Insider, the cableway has carried over 29 million individuals to the top, offering a comfortable and safe ride with 360-degree panoramic views of our beautiful city. It’s also able to accommodate 65 passengers, a fair amount when compared to the first trip.
92 years ago, eager tourists looking to enjoy some epic views of the city had to endure a ride in a wooden cable car with a tin roof that could only accommodate 19 people packed like sardines.
However, times have certainly changed for the better as the easing of COVID-19 restrictions coincides with this icon’s birthday celebrations.
#CelebratetheCableway campaign will be running throughout the month of October and will be offering discounted trips to locals. Make sure you act fast because there are a limited amount of these tickets for trips available from Monday to Friday. Tickets can be purchased online.
You can expect to fork out R200 for an adult return ticket, a huge discount as outside of these discounted prices, you can expect to pay R390 for the morning ride and R320 in the afternoon. Children under 18 can enjoy a discounted rate of R100.
Grab your camera and get snapping as you celebrate 92 years of being operational with Cape Town’s Cableway.
Picture: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company