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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway: Visitor newsletter March 2020

Diarise our 2020 annual maintenance dates

To ensure its effective running and continued safety, the Cableway will close from Tuesday 7 July to Sunday 26 July 2020 for our annual maintenance.

The three-week maintenance period, in line with international standards, is an essential part of ensuring that the Cableway runs at optimum capacity, reducing the possibility of any technical delays and ensuring visitors’ safety.

Love is in the air with our Proposal Package!

Looking for the most romantic spot to pop the question? We have everything you need to make your big moment extra special.

Our fabulous Proposal Package comprises two return cable car tickets, a designated photographer, a photo package from our supplier Happy Snappy, a delicious box of Chocolates by Tomes, 24 beautiful long-stemmed roses from Rileys, an exclusive spot on our Wi-Fi Lounge balcony, your own waiter, a bottle of Steenberg 1682 Chardonnay MCC for your special toast – and a spectacular view of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain.

Veteran lensman chronicles annual Cableway engineering feat

Gary Hirson has been taking breathtaking photographs of the Cableway’s annual maintenance for 15 years. These incredible images will be showcased at a groundbreaking photographic exhibition in the Mother City.

The Man, Machine and a Mountain exhibition at the Youngblood gallery in Cape Town’s CBD  from Thursday 5 to Sunday 29 March 2020 will showcase some of the images Hirson has taken of “man working with machine on a mountain” since 2005. The Cableway’s three-week maintenance involves the changing of cables, refurbishment of cable cars and a host of other essential tasks and checks.

Load-shedding and the Cableway

If you’ve been wondering how load-shedding affects the Cableway, the good news is that we don’t have to close during scheduled power cuts – we simply switch the operations of our cable cars from the electricity grid to our hydraulic backup drive. The cable cars thus remain operational, just at a slower pace.

Our food and beverage and retail facilities also remain open during load-shedding, as both the Lower and Top Stations run on generators.

Tickets now valid for seven days

Planned a Cableway outing up Table Mountain, but missed out because of unforeseen circumstances or bad weather? All Cableway tickets – whether bought online or at our ticket office – are now valid for seven days, so visitors can use them whenever convenient within that week.

How to easily claim your online ticket refund

Missed out on your Cableway experience because of adverse weather conditions or time constraints? Fear not: if using your online ticket within the validity period is not an option, simply claim your refund online.

Operating times

From 1 until 31 March 2020:
First car up at 8am
Last car up at 19h00pm
Last car down at 20h00pm


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