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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

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Address: Tafelberg Road | Lower Cable Station, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 21 424 8181
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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 26 million visitors to the summit. 900 000 visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually.

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Private Cape Town City Tour Including Table Mountain Walk
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A hiking to the very top of the mountain is highly recommended. A bit of steps involved, so hiking shoes are desirable. Fantastic views of the peninsula. Picnic is not allowed... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A hiking to the very top of the mountain is highly recommended. A bit of steps involved, so hiking shoes are desirable. Fantastic views of the peninsula. Picnic is not allowed - I wish I knew before reaching to the cable car.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

At sea level it was warm and a bit windy. Not sure if we would get to go up to the top or not. We were able to get tickets and got in line. We had on long pants and light jackets. While waiting in line the announcement told us it was about 6 degrees C (44 degrees F) at... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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Does not operate if windy or bad weather. Go early if possible and avoid queues. Takes 4mins to reach top very smooth ride. Cafe,toilets and shop on top.

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Kroonstad, South Africa
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Still dark, my brother and I, ventured up Plattekloof Gorge, to the top of Table Mountain.The route is quite tough - taking us the best of two hours ! The view at the top however compensated for all the sweating and tiredness ! The self help restaurant , is a real little gem - clean and well stocked , providing... More 

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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

table mountain is like a cantankerous child. Access it when the cable is running and you can see the top. Wind closes the cable occasionally. There is a great hours long walk around the top which is stunning for the views, wildlife and the fauna. We were in a log queue to get down so we saw the sunset and... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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We tried to go up Table Mountain last time we were here 10 years ago but couldn't because it was too windy. This time we hit perfect non-windy weather and could go on the cable car. The views of the harbor and Lion's Head are amazing. The floor in the cable car rotates so you will always be able to... More 

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There wasn't much of a queue, although ticket service was slow. The cable car is great - the floor rotates so that everyone inside can enjoy the view - what a great idea!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are several ways to get to the top of the mountain and I was pleasantly surprised at the aerial cableway. Usually cable cars are quick moving, trying to get as many people as possible up and down as quickly as possible, and are more about function than the comforts of the passengers. However this round car has glass from... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Go in the bus or by cab, parking is difficult. The cable car ride is quick and easy, some food available and various walks. It's typical of a tourist attraction but the views are spectacular.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The cable car is brief but enjoyable, and the view from the top - from all aspects - is beautiful. There are walking tours available but our legs were still shattered from Lion's Head the night before, so we grabbed a coffee and a seat right at the edge of the outdoor part of the Wifi area. I'm so glad... More 

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