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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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Of the most stunning nature I've ever visited.

It is one of the seven wonders of the world. The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful. There are several hiking trails to the top and also the cable way. It's affordable and worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is one of the seven wonders of the world. The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful. There are several hiking trails to the top and also the cable way. It's affordable and worth it. There are also on top of the mountain facilities to eat or drink something delicious.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The table mountain is worth every praise. We had tried to up the mountain on a few occasion but poor weather prevented it. We finally made the trip on January thus year my advice is to buy your tickets online not only are they cheaper they save you time and you avoid long queues. The view from the top, priceless... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Awesome experience with a fantastic view over Capetown. My advice though is to pre book tickets to avoid the ques

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A must see. Stand in awe of the panoramic views from the top of Table Mountain and the engineering feat of the cable car. Go early or buy tickets online

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Dakar, Senegal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Who would have thought that a cable car ride could be so amazing! Spectacular 360 views of the ride up the mountain. Well worth the long wait to get on

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I haven't been on the cable way or Table Mountain since I was a teen. The upgrade operates like a well oiled machine. Friendly staff, you can book your ticket on line which gives you faster entrance to the cable car, the cable car itself rotates 360 degrees so everyone sees the unbelievable view going up / down. The renovated... More 

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Nhulunbuy, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

managed to get onto cable car whilst sky clear on a misty day cable car was a must do for me but was very full of screeching people ,esp when the floor started to rotate views where spectacular but able to appreciate them much more on way down when car much emptier was extremely windy up to and didn't spend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

this cable is quite fun, it turns 360 degrees on its way up and down so there are no bad seats--well actually no bad places to stand. in the very center of the cable car there are a few seats, if you feel you need them head for that area. We were not too crowded, I get a little claustrophobic... More 

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

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Two visits, the first in blue skies - great. The second however was when the clouds were swirling around the mountain - to be honest we were killing time before our flight. If conditions on the top are not suitable then there should be some mention of it at the ticket desk.

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

Thank you for your review! Weather updates are communicated at our Ticket Office, on signage boards at the Lower Cable Station and on our website and social media platforms. Thanks More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I have been twice now - different seasons, and it is just a remarkable place with the most fantastic views if the weather is friendly.

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Address: Address: Tafelberg Road | Lower Cable Station, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 424 8181
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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