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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Take the Cable Car up Table Mountain

Hiking Trail: Table Mountain for Sundowners
Name of Reserve / Area: Table Mountain National Park
Nearest Town: Cape Town
Province: Western Cape
Country: South Africa

Duration of hike: 2 hours

Contact Information:

Best time of year to go: Any time of year is good to go. This time, we wanted to experience a sun set from the top of the Table.

What costs did you incur to do this hike:
Sunset Special: they have a special half price rate for after 6pm of R80-00 pp return trip up the cable way. Generally the cable way closes at 6pm, but in peak summer they have extended operating hours up to 9.30pm.

(The following Rates are Valid from 1 October 2009 - 30 September 2010 and may change without notice)
Adult - Return: R160.00
Children (under 18 years) - Return: R80.00
SA Senior Citizen (Fridays only): R80
Student (Fridays only): R105
Children under 4 years travel free
Wild Card - Adult Return: R128.00
Wild Card - Child Return: R64.00

Online Bookings
(to avoid the 100m plus queue):

Free return trip. Just bring along your South African ID / Passport

Operating Times:
1 December - 31 December
First Car Up 08h00
Last Car Up 20h30
Last Car Down 21h30

How safe is it: If you go up the cable way, you should be safe from most crime. Paths are clearly marked and lit up at night.

Fresh Water: There is a water fountain at the top. The Table Mountain Cafe is also open up to 30minutes before the last car goes down.

Difficulty: Anyone can do this, even if you are in a wheelchair.

Pets: Not allowed in the Cable Car.

How will I rate this hike? Very romantic to enjoy watching the sun set. We were lucky to have taken warm clothes along, as the temperature dropped to a uncomfortable level without warm gear. A nice warm coffee also added to enjoying the view of the city lights below after sunset.

The Cable way does not operate in strong winds. Please call their Information line on 021 424-8181 to ensure that they are open on the day of your planned visit.

Thanks to Alex Aitkenhead for these awesome images.

1 comment:

Parag said...

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway takes visitors to the summit of Table Mountain in about five minutes. The cable car’s rotating floor and huge windows ensure that all passengers get a 360-degree aerial view as they head up the mountain.
The Table Mountain

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