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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

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Address: Tafelberg Road | Lower Cable Station, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 424 8181
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The...
The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 5 minutes and the cable car's rotating floor ensure that all visitors get a 360 degree aerial view of the city. The 65-passenger cable car runs from Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain. To date the Cableway has transported more than 23 million visitors to the summit. 850 000 visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually.
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Touristy? Yes. Worth it? Yes!

A very nice way to visit Table Mountain (if you don't want to do the all day hike). Highly recommend booking in advance to avoid the queue. Stop and take a picnic to the top and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A very nice way to visit Table Mountain (if you don't want to do the all day hike). Highly recommend booking in advance to avoid the queue. Stop and take a picnic to the top and be sure to walk around and follow the trails to find your own spot. The inside of the tram rotates, so everyone will have... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The views are spectacular from the moment one enters the cable car and it just gets better the higher one goes. It's wonderfully smooth, not too slow and revolves as one ascends or descends the mountain. It is never packed so that it is impossible to get a good view. This is a must see and do!!

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The queue was so long at the lower station because it was the first pretty day after a few days of rain and cloud. We walked up, but we knew we wouldn't be able to walk back down. The queue at the top to go back down wasn't long at all. The special thing about this cable car is that... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is perfect for those seeking beautiful views of Cape Town City. Go up the cable car on a clear day to avoid disappointment. Located in my home city and a must do for Cape Town tourists. Wear comfortable shoes and take a camera with!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Although it may seem touristy, this is a must do when you visit Cape Town. Go on a clear day and you can see the entire region from the top of the iconic mountain. We found the 20 minute guided tour to be informative. Don't touch any plants! We were told on the tour that at least one produces far... More 

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Porth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

ques were bad but if you book it online you can bypass the waiting hoards. The ride is very scary but the views at the sumit are out of this world.

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Fazielah W, Public Relations Manager at Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We do experience high volumes of visitors during peak season and when we've re-opened after being closed for a few days. We suggest visiting during the afternoons on these days, when it tends to be quieter. The cable car ride is 5 minute smooth ride to the summit of the mountain,with a rotating floor to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The cableway speeds you to the top in no time at all! The rotating cars ensure all inside are guaranteed spectacular views on the way up and down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you go to Cape Town this is definitely a must. The views on table mountain are breathtaking. I must admit the cable was a little scary going up, however the views more than make up for it. It can get very cold up there due to the altitude so remember to take a jacket or shawl.

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Thank you! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I would recommend this to any tourist that is coming to visit Cape Town. Spectacular views, amazing restaurant, curio shop for souvenirs to take back home.

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Fazielah W, Public Relations Manager at Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, responded to this review

Wow, thank you SO much! More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

See Cape Town and surrounds from the perfect aerial view. Be prepared to have your breath taken away as you see Cape Town from way above with all its splendour just laid out for you to feast your eyes on. Safe and beautiful cable cars transport you up and down. Avoid the long queues by getting there early and don't... More 

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Thank you so much for your review! More 

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