With summer in full swing, the festive season in Cape Town provides locals and visitors with an opportunity to enjoy everything from relaxing on the beach to wine tasting and a trip up Table Mountain.
According to industry bodies, Cape Town can expect an increase in visitor numbers over this period compared to last year. “The staff at the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) are looking forward to hosting the many anticipated tourists and locals this festive season,” says Wahida Parker, Managing Director of TMACC.
To help beat some of the holiday rush and queues, the company has launched early-access tickets that allow visitors to take the first cable car up at 7.30am – before the site opens to the general public.
The limited tickets are only available for purchase online and are valid between December 1, 2019 and January 15, 2020.
“For everyone visiting Table Mountain during this period, TMACC is providing an exciting entertainment and activity programme to get everyone in the holiday spirit,” Parker added.
Renowned local DJ, Hilton Carlse, will keep visitors entertained at the Lower Station, accompanied by the vibrant Siyabuya Marimba band. Father Christmas and the Fairies will also sleigh up the mountain, making the visitor experience extra special and memorable.
“Last-minute shoppers are able to purchase local products from our gift shop for Christmas and in the spirit of giving, we will also have twelve days of free giveaways on our social media platforms,” says Parker.
Here are a few tips to make the most of your festive season visit to the Table Mountain Cableway:
“It’s a good idea to pack a small bag with essential items such as water to stay hydrated in the summer heat and sunscreen or a hat for protection, as well as a jacket in case the weather turns,” adds Parker.