Table Mountain Cable Car Ticket Specials 2018

Table Mountain Cable Car Ticket Specials 2018

Get a year's access to the Cable Car for just R640 (R325 for children)

A ride up our famous cable car is possibly one of the very best ways to experience Cape Town, and yet it’s still on the bucket list of many Capetonians, who have yet to experience the thrill.

There’s no time like the present to take advantage of the wonderful specials listed below:

Ride as often you like for R640

Many locals complain of the steep fare charged to use the cableway. The good news is that Capetonians can now purchase a yearly cable card, which 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. Cost: R640, adults; R325 children; R750 adult and child combo.

Or, take advantage of these super specials

Please note: Specials only apply to South African citizens, so you’ll need your ID number when booking online, and your ID document when purchasing at the gate.

  • Kidz Season Two children under 18 receive a free ride for every adult return ticket purchased. This special runs from 27 April 2018 until 24 September 2018.
  • Sundowner Package For R285 per person, receive private use of the wi-fi Lounge Balcony, which includes a food platter and a glass of wine on arrival. This special is valid until 28 February 2018.
  • The Birthday Special A free return ride on the day of your birthday, and the week following it, for adults over 18. This ticket can be collected before 4.30pm and up to seven days after the day of your birthday. Visitors celebrating their birthdays during our annual maintenance period must collect their tickets one week prior to closing, or one week after opening.
  • South African Senior Citizens Special Discounted tickets every Friday for over-60s: R100 return; R50 one-way. Also find out about the meal special from Table Mountain Café.
  • Student Special Discounted tickets every Friday for local and international students – with a valid student card: R130 return; R70 one-way.

Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Time Return One Way Book
Morning: Adults 8am – 1pm R290 R150 Book Online
Morning: Kids (4–17years) 8am – 1pm R140 R70 Book Online
Afternoon: Adults 1pm – 8.30pm R275 R150 Book Online
Afternoon: Kids (4–17years) 1pm – 8.30pm R135 R70 Book Online

Cable Card

If you’re a fan of the cable car, and would love to ride it on a regular basis, you might be interested in buying a yearly cable card, which allows you to use the cableway everyday 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.

R640, adult cable card
R325 child cable card
R750 adult and child combo cable card

Good to know

  • Children under four ride for free.
  • 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.
  • Only online tickets bought at Webtickets, Cape Town Tourism and City Sightseeing South Africa will be accepted.

We recommend that you call the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway on the day you’d like to ride to make sure the weather is playing along. On days with strong winds, all trips are cancelled.




R70 – R290 (depending on package)
Book tickets online


Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Lower Cable Station Tafelberg Road Cape Town


021 424 0015


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: 25 March 2018

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31 Responses to “Table Mountain Cable Car Ticket Specials 2018”

  1. Beatrice Sharon mkwate

    Hie would like to ask about this free ride return cable,does it apply to foreigners as wel or its only for south africans

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Beatrice. Unfortunately, the specials only apply to South African citizens, as one is required to provide an ID number when booking.

  2. Mpolokeng Kheene

    HAllo, can one and two years kids ride cable mountain cable/

  3. Abraham Gabriel Ross

    Good day I would like to know if my birthday is on Saturday 17 March, when I will be turning 65, how can I go about to make a booking for two people to go up the mountain for the day.

    Then I would also like to know the price for my wife who will accompany up the mountain for the day.

    Thanks, and awaiting your quick response on the matter.

    Mr. Abraham Ross

  4. Andiswa Mzana and Nomzamo Molwana

    I’d like to know tomorrow its our birthday what we must do to book on line and the special of food during the day like between12H00 and16 H00

  5. Dintoe Ntsuku

    I would like to do the bookings for a couple on the 25 MARCH 2018 for an early cable car

  6. Frank

    Need to know the prices for tomorrow if it is possible please for two adults

  7. lilian

    Hi,just want to know if there is any specials during December. There are four adults and six children who are interested.Thank You.

  8. Audrey Bornman

    Good day, please can we have a price on our group for 21 December 2017 – 4 adults and 2 children (ages 10 and 12). We’re from Mpumalanga and would like to know the amount for our budget. Thank you so much. Enjoy your day. Audrey

  9. Karen

    Hi whant to go up table mountain on 1 of jan 2018,can i jave a price please

  10. Heather John

    Is the special still going for “two children free” special if they are going up with an adult?

  11. Gill Bowley

    A friend turned 80 yesterday. She came to the cable station with some friends to get her free ride. They had to leave with out the promised treat because it is not possible for Seniors to queue for hours. So is it not possible to redeem this situation by allowing birthday treats also to book on line? And for that matter the Seniors Friday treat, can that also PLEASE be booked on line? Please consider these requests. thanks Gill.

  12. Alinah

    Hi i just want to know if this sunset price is the return price R127.50 because we as friends we plainning to go there on the 18 February 2017

  13. Alinah

    Hi i just want to know if this sunset price is the return price R127.50 because we as friends we plainning to go there on the 18 February 2017

  14. ray

    I see the seniors special of R100 on a Friday but what is the seniors meal special at the TM Cafe?

  15. Cind

    Hie do children under the age of four pay

  16. Amanda

    Hi, I want to book tickets for my family, I read about the special offer that ends at the end of October, how do I go about? When I try online the tickets price is not R130 and free ride for 1 child.

  17. Yolanda


    I would like to find out if there’s perhaps a special price for a group of learners. As we are looking to bring the Grade 5 learners to the mountain.


    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Yolanda

      You’d need to contact the Cableway directly (details on the righthand side).

    • Alice Rochelle Snell

      Good day, I’d like to know, how do I go about for special rates for groups of children, coming from less privileged area, like Clarke Estate, Elsies river and Uitsig. It sadness me, we have all this beautiful scenery, and then there is children in our community who never will probably never get the opportunity to visit these sites. Myself only had this opportunity when I reach adulthood, and could go up, paying for the special, 1adult and 2 children. It really would nice, to see the faces of these children, when they get the opportunity to be on top of the mountain, they see everyday from a distance. I hope and pray that this dre

      • The Inside Guide

        Hi Alice
        You are through to The Inside Guide. I suggest you email the Cableway directly (contact details on the righthand side). I do believe they have some winter specials on. Good Luck.

  18. Robin

    Hi. with regards to the special on the day of ones birthday. If the weather doesn’t play along and the cable car is not operating on the day, can I go on another day? Regards.

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Robin

      You are through to The Inside Guide. You would need to check with the Cableway about that. Their details are on the righthand side. Enjoy!

  19. Janice

    Good day, i would like to know if the sunset special will be available for the june/july holidays?

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Janice
      You’re through to The Inside Guide.
      You will need to contact the Cable Way directly for that information (details on the righthand side).
      Good luck.

  20. Melissa

    Hi there,
    You state that the birthday special is a free ride, “in the month of your birthday.” Is this correct? As far as I knew, it was on the day of your birthday only, has this changed?
    Many thanks

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Melissa

      You’re quite right. It is only valid on the day of your birthday. It would be rather convenient if it was for the whole month!


      • felicity

        is the birthday special only valid on the day of your birthday ? what is the story of the ticket being valid for 7 days after your birthday . please verify

        • The Inside Guide

          Hi Felicity

          You’re through to The Inside Guide. You’d need to check that information with the Cableway itself – details on the left-hand side.

  21. Val Kemp

    Good day
    I was just looking at the price for going up the mountain, and am absolutely astounded that locals have to pay such a lot of money. Just to go up costs R710-00 for father, mother, and two kids, and then one has not even bought a cold drink or had a bite to eat.

    Is there not some way that locals, viz. South Africans, can go up the mountain at a cheaper rate than R240 per adult and R115 per child?

    This is most unaffordable for most people, especially in today’s economic climate.

    Please can you advise what other options we have?

    Thank you

    Kind regards

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Val

      Yes, it does seem a bit steep…
      Your options would be to go at sunset, which is half price. Or, on one of your birthdays, which is free.
      Good luck.