Over the last 90 years, more than 28 million local and foreign visitors have summited Table Mountain, not by foot but by state-of-the-art cable cars that have evolved (and now revolve) over the years.
In celebration of Table Mountain Aerial Cableway’s 90th year of operation, South Africans have the opportunity to visit Table Mountain for only R90!
That’s right, R90 to get to the top of Table Mountain, and back.
Talk about one heck of a bargain.
From 1 October to 31 October you can get your return ticket online, or at the ticket office at the Cableway, if you have a valid South African ID (under 17s need to show a birth certificate, while kids under the age of four don’t have to pay).
The ticket price is slashed from R360 to R90, so if you find yourself in Cape Town in October, or if you are a Capetonian who haven’t flirted with your mountain recently, get yourself to the top of Table Mountain.
Keep in mind that the special can’t be used in conjunction with other specials, and since it is a return ticket, hikers won’t qualify for this special.
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway details and things to do:
GO: 1 September – 31 October 2019: 08h30 (first car up), 18h00 (last car up), 19h00 (last car down). (Click here for hours from 1 November).
EAT & DRINK: The Café opens with first car up and closes 30 minutes before last car down.
CONNECT: WiFi Lounge opens with first car up and closes 15 minutes before last car down.
SHOP: Looking for souvenirs, gifts and more? More than 95% of the items stocked across the four retail outlets, are from local suppliers.
LISTEN: Want to know more about the place you are visiting? You can download VoiceMap (free walking tour app), plug in your earphones and enjoy a self-guided tour of either 293m or 2 km. The tours are available in English, and isiXhosa. Click here for more information.
TOUR: Join a 30 minute guided tour (starting on the hour from 09:00 to 15:00 daily). These free and family-friendly tours depart from the Twelve Apostles Terrace (below the Café).
YOU’VE GOT MAIL: Purchase a post card at the top and send a “Wish you were here” from the top of Table Mountain; the post card will be franked with a unique Table Mountain stamp.
BE BRAVE: If you want to get the adrenaline going, join Abseil Africa and step off the top of Table Mountain. They have an October special for R990 per person and operates between 09:30 and 15:30 (weather permitting).
WALK: Explore the summit and go for a hike. There are three short and easy walking trails that start at the Upper Cable Station. The Dassie Walk (15 minutes) offers views to the north, south and west, the Agama Walk (30 minutes) boasts 360° aerial views of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula and, if you want to hike along the edge of the plateau to the top of Platteklip Gorge, explore the Klipspringer Walk (45 minutes).
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Fun Facts
Did you know?
One cable car can carry up to 65 people, more than 800 people can go up per hour and a whopping one million visitors use the Cableway annually?
And if you want to dig a bit deeper into the engineering side of the cable cars here are some facts for you: the cable cars can travel at a maximum speed of 10 m per second, it takes 4-5 minutes to get to the top, each cable is 1200 m in length and weighs 18 tons, and the base of the cable car is a 3000 liter water tank which is used as fresh drinking water for visitors and as a ballast for windy conditions.
And they are giving away more!
But that’s not all, the celebration and giveaway continue.
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is also giving one South African the chance to win a trip to Istanbul for two people, to the value of R40 000!
To enter the competition you need to spend R200 or more on food or merchandise at one of following places: Wi-Fi Lounge, Table Mountain Café, Terrace Bar, Lower Station Kiosk, Shop at the Top, Little Exit Shop, Exit Shop or Visitor Information Centre. After your purchase, take a shot of your till slip, upload it to social media using the #cableway90 hashtag and drop your slip (with contact details) into the competition box.
For the nitty gritty stuff of the competition, head over to www.tablemountain.net.