Experience Cape Town's most iconic landmark – now covered in snow!
A ride up our famous cable car is possibly one of the very best ways to behold Cape Town in all her majesty, and yet it’s still on the bucket list of many Capetonians, who have yet to experience the thrill.
After months of being closed for lockdown, it reopened on 1 September in time for spring, ironic considering it’s covered in snow (for the first time in seven years)! Of course, we’re still in the grips of the pandemic, which means Covid-19 protocols need to be adhered to.
- Wear your mask.
- Practice social-distancing.
- Make use of the sanitisation stations.
- The cable car will carry 26 passengers (including the Cabin Master) at a time.
- For adequate ventilation inside the cable car, the windows will be open.
- The handrails of the cable car will be sanitised between each trip.
- A deep clean of the cable cars will be conducted daily.
Please note The specials listed below apply to South African citizens only, so you’ll need your ID number when booking online, and your ID document when purchasing at the gate.
Cableway Birthday Special
South Africans ID holders are eligible for a free return ticket that can be used on the day of your birthday, or during the week following it. A valid ID or birth certificate (for kids younger than 16) is required to claim the special, which must be collected from the ticket office at the Lower Station before 3pm on the day of your birthday, or up to seven days thereafter.
Good to know If you celebrated your birthday during the national lockdown, you may claim a free ticket, up to two weeks after the reopening to local visitors.
Many locals complain of the steep fare charged to use the cableway. The good news is that Capetonians can purchase a Cable Card (R800, 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 R800 (adults); R400 (children)
Rates valid from 1 October 2020 until 30 September 2021
|Ticket Type||Time||Return||One Way|
|Morning: Adults||8am – 1pm||R380||R200|
|Morning: Kids (4 – 17 years)||8am – 1pm||R190||R100|
|Afternoon: Adults||1pm – until close||R300||R200|
|Afternoon: Kids (4 – 17 years)||1pm – until close||R150||R100|
|SA Senior citizens||Daily||R100||R50|
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 Card holders 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 that 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.
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