The Table Mountain Cableway Company (TMACC) has decided to open their service over weekends to hikers who don’t want to walk down the mountain once they’ve climbed up.

Table Mountain National Park has noticed an increase in hikers since the opening of parks in June and attributes the interest in Table Mountain to be in part because Lion’s Head is not open.

The opening times for the cableway will be between 8am and 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets have to be purchased online or in the Wi-Fi lounge at the top cableway station.

“In accordance with our strict Covid-19 health and safety protocols, we are only allowing a maximum of 26 people plus the cabin master per ride down in the cable car,” Wahida Parker, Managing Director at TMACC said. “No person will be permitted to enter the cable car without a mask. To ensure the safety of hikers and our team, we will also sanitise the cable car after every ride.”

Parker reminds hikers to always take extra care when hiking up the mountain, especially during winter, and to be vigilant about the fast-changing nature of weather conditions. “Hikers are urged not to hike alone, to dress warmly, carry water and save contact details for emergency services on their phone before embarking on their hike.”

The lower station kiosk will be open to hikers in accordance with Alert Level 3 regulations to purchase water and light refreshments, as will the rest rooms.

Details of TMACC’s strict Covid-19 health and safety protocols to protect the health safety of its visitors can be viewed on the its website.

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