Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway — The five-minute ascent to the top of Table Mountain offers a 360° view of Cape Town, the ocean and the neighbouring peaks.
Once at the top visitors enjoy spectacular views and the peaceful feeling of being over one thousand metres above the city below. The area at the top of the mountain is surprisingly large so leave enough time to stroll along the paths, enjoy the viewing platforms and soak up the vistas.
The Cableway operates in the Table Mountain National Park, an important part of the Cape Floristic Region and the single richest floristic area in the world. This area is also a World Heritage Site. There is a lot of Fynbos vegetation on the mountain, with over 1 460 different species of plants.
Populations of Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis), commonly known as dassies, are plentiful on the mountain. You may also see porcupines, mongooses, girdled lizards, agamas, snakes and butterflies. Several indigenous bird species can be seen, including Redwinged Starlings, Cape Verreaux’s Eagles, Rock Kestrels and Sunbirds.
Many of these species can be seen while enjoying short walks and guided tours. Short guided walks depart from the Twelve Apostles Terrace (below the Shop at the Top and the Table Mountain Café) on the hour from 9h00 – 15h00 and are free of charge. The paths cover a distance of more than 2km at the top of the mountain, making for comfortable walking to lookout points from which visitors can view spectacular vistas over the city, Clifton, Sea Point, the V&A Waterfront, Table Bay, Robben Island, the Cape Flats and the Cape Peninsula. You will also see Lion’s Head, Signal Hill and Devil’s Peak mountains.
Pricing for the cableway ride to the top of Table Mountain: R215 (adult round trip), R110 (adult one-way), R105 (child round trip / ages 4-17), R55 (child one-way / ages 4-17). See the Table Mountain website for more details: www.tablemountain.net