Table Mountain Cable Car Special: Ride for Free on Your Birthday

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Experience Cape Town's most iconic landmark.

A ride up our famous cable car is one of the very best ways to experience Cape Town in all her majesty, and yet it’s still on the bucket list of so many Capetonians, who have yet to enjoy the thrill. Looking for an opportunity to do so? We have just the ticket!

Table Mountain Cable Car

Cable car Birthday Special

On the day of your birthday, or the month of, South African ID holders are eligible for a free return ticket on the cable car. This special is applicable for South African residents only, so you’ll need your ID number when booking online, and your ID document when purchasing at the gate. A valid ID or birth certificate is required for children younger than 16 years.

Tickets should be collected from the ticket office at the Lower Station before 2.30pm.

Cable Card

Many locals complain of the steep fare charged to use the cableway. The good news is that Capetonians can purchase a Cable Card (R850, valid for one year) that entitles us to use the cableway every day for a year from the date of purchase. You can visit as often as you like, but are limited to one return trip per day. No refunds will be issued on cable cards.

Cost R950 (adults); R475 (children)

Ticket prices

Rates valid until 30 September 2023.

Ticket Type Time Return One Way
Morning: Adults 8am – 1pm R395 R220
Morning: Kids (4 – 17 years) 8am – 1pm R195 R120
Afternoon: Adults 1pm – until close R340 R220
Afternoon: Kids (4 – 17 years) 1pm – until close R170 R120
SA Senior citizens Daily R110 R60
Students Daily R230 R130

Good to know

  • Online tickets can be purchased and printed from any computer, or shown on-screen on a mobile device.
  • SANParks Wild/ My Green Cardholders enjoy a 20% discount (only available from the ticket office).
  • Online tickets are valid for seven days from the chosen date (except early-access tickets), and can be refunded during this period.
  • If you buy your tickets online, you will still need to queue at the entrance.
  • The Wifi Lounge at the top station is open for coffee, tea and water, while the kiosk at the Lower Station sells sandwiches, salads and an assortment of cakes.
  • We recommend you visit the real-time weather update section on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway website on the day you’d like to ride to make sure the weather is playing along.

Date Monday – Sunday
Times 8.30am – 4.30pm
Cost Birthday special: Free (SA residents only)
Normal rates: (rates valid until 30 September 2023)
From R220 (adults)
From R120 (kids 4 – 17 years)
From R60 (SA senior citizen)
From R130 (Student)
Free (kids 0 – 4 years)
Contact 021 424 8181
Address Tafelberg Road off Kloof Nek Road, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town

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The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 17 February 2023