Table Mountain and the Cable Car

Type: Sight-seeing
Time needed: 3 Hour(s) to 5 Hour(s)

Booking Details

The cable car is weather dependant and therefore no bookings are taken. It is suggested that you check the weather the day before and arrive early to avoid waiting in a long queue.
No visit to Cape Town is complete without a trip to the top of Table Mountain - Cape Town's most famous landmark. Embracing the city bowl and creating a backdrop that is recognized world over, visitors to the top of Table Mountain will be treated to panoramic vistas in all directions and a bird's eye view of the city below. The upper cable-way station is positioned at 1067 metres and the state-of-the-art revolving cablecar ensures a good look in all directions on your trip both up and down the mountain. Once on the mountain top a series of paths leads to eleven different vantage points and look-outs and visitors will also discover a variety of flora and fauna. Facilities on the mountain top include telescopes and two restaurants where drinks and light meals can be enjoyed. In summer, late afternoon is an ideal time to plan your visit as the sunset is quite spectacular. Regardless of the weather it is always advisable to carry a warm jacket or windbreaker as it is often cooler at the summit, and weather conditions can change quickly. Visitors should allow at least one-hour to make the most of their trip - and should note that long queues are common, particularly in the peak summer months. The operation of the cablecar is weather dependant and tickets cannot therefore be booked in advance but, checking the long-term weather forecast should help with choosing the ideal day for your visit.
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Table Mountain and the Cable Car
View of Table Mountain from Blouberg Strand View of Table Mountain from centre of Cape Town
View from the top of Table Mountain looking down View from the cable car across the ocean with Robben Island in the background