The Table Mountain Cableway is a popular spot with tourists and locals alike – who would not enjoy the splendour of Cape Town’s pride and joy up close, and the beautiful bird’s eye view of the city that a trip on the cablecar allows you to see?

The Cableway team has now announced that its highly-anticipated November Sunset Special is back, and here is how you can take advantage of it.

This special allows South African citizens to take a ride up the mountain at a discounted rate from November 1 until the 31st – down from R360 per return ticket to just R150 per person. Children will pay R75.

Ensure you book your trip by taking the following steps:

1.Ā Book your tickets online for your convenience: this will help you join the faster-moving online ticket holdersā€™ queue.

2.Ā Have your valid South AfricanĀ ID or birth certificate handy: youā€™ll need it to buy the Sunset Special at the Cableway’s Ticket Office or to enter into the relevant field online. You will also haveĀ to show it to the team members at the entry gate before boarding the cable car

3.Ā Check whether the Cableway is open before your visit: the cable car operations are weather dependent, so check via the Cableway’s homepage or weather line at +27(0)21 424 8181

4.Ā Come dressed warmly: the temperatureĀ at the top of Table Mountain drops after the sun sets, so bring along something warm to wear

5.Ā Get your hot drinks and snacksĀ at the Table Mountain Cafe, Wi-Fi Lounge or Terrace Bar: check their operating hours here

6.Ā Book your ride home: the Cableway offers a free park-and-ride MyCiTi shuttleĀ that only runs until 7pm, so please book your UberĀ or metre taxi before coming back down

Picture: Steven Steyn/Table Mountain Cableway/Instagram

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.