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“View stunning, price not.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Tafelberg Road | Lower Cable Station, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 8181
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$66*
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Private Tour: Cape Town City Highlights
Type: Trams, Outdoors
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Itala, Italy
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“View stunning, price not.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

It is clear that cable car to Table Mountain has become a good business. And the only steepy thing with the ride is the climbing price of the ticket.
Little use a tourist can do of the small online purchase discount, since the unpredictable condition of wind and cloud make the experience impossible to book beforehand, unless risking money.
During our stay (January) the ascent was closed 3 days on 4. And the day of opening was assaulted by buses and cars to make it. Beside the high fare, there's an additional line people have to endure, not requested and useless. The line for the "mandatory" photo snap. You realize to have wasted 10 minutes only when it's too late. Nasty. From there, it's a piece of cake, with the view of one of the most beautiful city in the world.

Visited January 2013
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“In the clouds.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This was very nice.... The ques were very long and very hot.... This mist sprayers was a good idea and helped a lot to cool of...

Visited December 2012
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“Amazing trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This was a real highlight of my trip , a lifelong ambition to stand on the top of Table Mountain. The trip up was great , no long queues, a roomy well designed cable car with great views over the city and harbour . At the summit the pathways around the table top provide great views of the many coves and bays of Capetown fom several angles. Well worth the effort ? Apparently you are allowed a free trip on your birthday - but do check this may be for SA citizens only.

Visited February 2012
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Estero, Florida
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“Fun Ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Great ride up the mountain 360 rotating gondola. Worth the R205. Walking / hiking up the mountain would take forever.

Visited January 2013
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West Mersea, England, United Kingdom
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“Aerial Cableway with a difference”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

An Aerial cableway is an Aerial cableway is an Aerial cableway...However this one is different from any others that I have used when Skiing in Europe, Why? because it revolves both on its way up and down, there are two opposed openings with rails plus two doors, so every one gets to be by the openings at some point, very clever idea, those with cameras immediately stand by the openings but then it revolves so that all get a chance at the openings. the journey takes between 4 and 5 minutes and is spectacular, taking you up an almost vertical mountain face to the top, you could walk up and then again you could walk down but the easy way is via the Aerial Cableway.

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