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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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The staff werepolite and helpful. The new cable cars offer a smooth and trouble free ride. The day was clear and views spectacular

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The staff werepolite and helpful. The new cable cars offer a smooth and trouble free ride. The day was clear and views spectacular

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I have done this may times, and it is always memorable. Pack a jersey and scarf as it can get very cold up there. Try to book online to avoid the queues which can be awful in season. There are also sunset specials in summer. Pack a picnic basket to enjoy at the summit. Spectacular views so bring your camera.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The cable ride to the top is amazing. The floor rotates to provide 360 views. The top of Table Mountain provides vistas of all of Cape Town. We brought lunch with us and sat literally above the clouds while enjoying panoramic views. It is well worth the trip. Do bring layers as it gets quite cool and windy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is a tourist and local MUST. On your birthday you can go up the cableway free of charge - otherwise it can be costly if you're a family. If it's just you then pay the fare... it all goes to a good cause :) The view is breathtaking. I must warn you that the trip itself is short but... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The views are amazing and no matter how many times I visit, things look different depending in the weather. The queues are frustrating but if you choose your time carefully, these can be avoided (or reduced to 10 minutes or so). I did walk down once (many years ago) which was a great experience but tough on the knees as... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I am so scared if heights but I couldn't leave e Cape Town without visiting the famous Table Mountain. The ride is amazing. The lady that was operating the Car was very helpful. Oh my the buffet lunch was delicious compliments to the chef.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I love table mountain. I have hiked up many of the different routes and generally take the tram down. Once you are at the top there are a few different trails to take. I recommend hiking out to the beacon. Takes about 30 mins to get there. From almost any view point there are incredible views of Cape Town, camps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed. Offers a pretty view of entire Cape Town. Though the cable car covers a pretty good distance from the base to the top in a very short time, you would not realize the speed.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

we took the hop on/off red bus up there but the wind was blowing too hard whilst we were there so couldn't do the cablecar - the views excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This cable car ride gives a super view of Cape Town from all sides and builds up ones expectations about the view from the top of the mountain. The only challenge in visiting Table Mountain is the cloud cover, one should be prepared to visit when its clear sky. It can be windy, so carrying appropriate clothing is a good... More 

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