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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 08:00 - 20:00
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 25 million visitors to the summit. 900 000 visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually.

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US$ 210.82*
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Private Cape Town City Tour Including Table Mountain Walk
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US$ 105.22*
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Cape Town City and Table Mountain Private Tour
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US$ 13.61*
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City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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We decided to go to the top of the mountain as a spur of the moment decision, when the city tour bus took us to the lower cable station. The weather was also clear, which helped... read more

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went up the cable car for the sunset view on a clear but windy night. The wait for a ticket wasn't too long, but the wait for the ride up was long. They seemed somewhat disorganized in loading people. Switching lines of people from one side to the other upset some. It was cold and getting later so people... More 

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Nyeri, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to go to the top of the mountain as a spur of the moment decision, when the city tour bus took us to the lower cable station. The weather was also clear, which helped our decision. We hadn't pre-booked an the queue was lengthy. However, although we were advised of at least a one hour wait, in fact... More 

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Thank Kileleshwa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I used this cable car twice, once to see the sunset and the other time to return to Cape Town after hiking. The mountain is amazing, with birds and flowers. The vue on the bay is worth the ride. For the bravest, the hiking way is good too. On your way up, the car turns around which make everyone see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful experience!!! Breathtaking view from the cable and the mountain. The staff are efficient and friendly

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Table Mountain is a must see attraction. Most beautiful views from the top. Queues are a bit long and the walk quite steep but the experience is worth it. You are allowed to take food and beverages up so pack a picnic with a bottle of sparkling wine and enjoy the beautiful sunset!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Due to the high winds the cable car wasn't running so we walked up the gorge. Took about an hour and a half each way and was a bit of a work out but doable. Prepare for the cable car to be closed and take good shoes/trainers and water. There's a lot of looking down at the path so suncream... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure you pick a clear day with little/no wind to venture up to Table Mountain. The view is incredible and there is a little cafe at the top where you can have breakfast/lunch, and this is very reasonably priced. Don't bother purchasing the souvenir photos they take of you at the bottom of the cable car. They superimpose your... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You can access the cableway easily with taxi uber or Hop on hop off bus. You dont have to buy tickets in advance, the que was only about 5-10 minutes. You have to wait for the cable car for 5-15 minutes.. there is free wifi. The ride to the top of the mountain takes only few minutes and the cablecar... More 

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Cumbria
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't know if this is usual, but we queued for well over an hour, despite having advance tickets. Online tickets are a 'secret' the whole world knows about, and so probably don't save you any time. The cable car ride itself was nothing special, we have been fortunate to be able to do cable cars in other parts of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Be prepared to wait in line if it's a nice sunny day Very popular attraction up to the mountain The view going up is breath taking The car rotates so u have a great opportunity to feel the great breezes blowing in from the ocean

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