Hop on the Red City Tour bus and City Sightseeing will bring you directly to Table Mountain’s cable car, and meet you again on your descent.
- Skip the Cableway ticket office queue! Buy your Cableway ticket directly from our tour offices or bus drivers (tickets cannot be bought online or without a bus ticket)
- Set foot on Cape Town’s famous icon and main tourist attraction
- Take a guided tour at the top of one of the world’s New7Wonders of Nature
- Watch a spectacular African sunset while enjoying sundowners with friends
The mountain’s magnetism has a way of drawing people in, compelling them to reach the summit and explore its flat top. Before the cable car was installed, getting to the top was not easy. In 1912, with a strong desire to make the mountain accessible for visitors, the Cape Town City Council commissioned an engineer to investigate the various options for public transport to the top.
On 4 October 1929 the Table Mountain Cableway opened its doors to its first 200 visitors. Since then, three major upgrades have taken place, with the most recent in October 1997.
The Cableway today
- Let the Table Mountain cable car take you to the summit of Table Mountain in under five minutes
- Enjoy spectacular, 360-degree views of the Cape Peninsula during your trip up and down the mountain
- Join 24-million others who have already undertaken this special Table Mountain journey
A trip to Cape Town is not complete without going up Table Mountain, and the cable car is still the quickest and easiest way of doing so. The two cable cars hold around 65 people each and actually revolve slowly, so no matter where you stand, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the area before you reach the top.
The Upper Cable Station stands on the western end of the mountain, affording visitors magnificent views of the city, Robben Island, Camps Bay, the rest of the mountain and the Twelve Apostles. There is an abundance of photo opportunities, a restaurant open throughout the day and a souvenir shop. For the more adventurous, you can also abseil down the mountain!
Table Mountain nature
- Take a casual walk on the top
- Explore the Cape’s unique fynbos vegetation
- Spot a variety of animals, some of which can only survive on the ecosystem of the mountain
At the summit, choose between the Dassie Walk or the Klipspringer Walk, or spend the better part of a day hiking all the way along the top of the mountain and down to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, one of the world’s largest and most beautiful botanical gardens (and stop 20 on our Blue Mini Peninsula Tour).
Table Mountain is home to about 1 500 species of plants, most of them being fynbos, which only grows in Southern Africa. Keep your eyes peeled for animals, too: dassies, porcupines, grysbok, mongooses, snakes and tortoises can all be spotted on the mountain.
Click here for more information: https://www.citysightseeing.co.za/cape-town/stops/table-mountain-cableway