Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Address: Lower Cable Station, Tafelberg Road, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Telephone: +27 21 424 8181

- Mid-range


Table Mountain is the city's most famous landmark and an undoubted must do.

Many Capetonians are guilty of not having made it to the top of 'their' mountain but thousands more relish any chance to play in its foothills, hike its ridges and send visitors up to the top at any opportunity. Once you have made the five-minute cableway trip (or the hour or so long hike if you're feeling adventurous), you too will understand. The view is simply spectacular - from here you'll be able to see all around the Cape Peninsula and, on a good day, as far as Cape Point. The city's most-loved attraction runs a slick operation and there are short walks up top, kids' activities and a busy restaurant-café.

Value for money

Price advice

An adults' return trip costs 160 rand, children under 18 80 rand. If it's your birthday you travel free. Children under four are free and there are various Friday specials. Online tickets add 10 rand administrative fee.

Expert tips

The weather is notoriously fickle so dress accordingly.

The mountain claims lives every year - if hiking, follow the route, dress accordingly and take enough water.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Singles
  • Sporty types
  • Great views / scenery
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature / wildlife