Categories:Natural Landmarks, Outdoors, Tourist Attractions, and Tours / Sightseeing
Special Categories:Nature Reserves, Sight Seeing, Walks & Hiking, and Wheelchair Friendly
The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has been providing visitors with a world-class experience since October 4, 1929. The company operates in a National Park and World Heritage Site.
The mountain’s magnetism has a way of drawing people in, compelling them to reach the summit. But getting to the top was not always the effortless trip it is today.
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway has something for everyone, which is why it has attracted more than 24-million visitors since its opening in 1929. Make the most of your visit with our list of things to do below – and our insightful information guide which you can download and print.
Catch a cable car
Take the five-minute cable car trip to the top of Table Mountain, 1 089 metres above Cape Town, and explore the summit (The Cableway is wheelchair accessible, and yes, some parts at the top are too).
Grab a bite
You’ll find our self-service restaurant, Table Mountain Café, offering a range of food and drinks, snacks, desserts and wines.
Enjoy the view
This is a great spot to sit and soak up the commanding 360-degree views of Cape Town, Table Bay, the nearby peaks of the surrounding mountains and the rest of the Table Mountain National Park, in which the Cableway is situated.
A selection of gifts and curios are on sale at the Shop at the Top. Pop in and find something special to remind you of your visit to the highest point in Cape Town.
Go for a hike
Hit one of three hiking trails that start at the Upper Cable Station and explore the summit further. Table Mountain is part of a World Heritage Site, an important part of the Cape Floristic Region and the single richest floristic area in the world. There is a lot of fynbos vegetation on the mountain, with over 1 460 different species of plants. There are also plenty of dassies, lizards, insects and birdlife to be seen. Read our Quick tips if you are planning on hiking.
Join a guided walk
Thirty-minute guided tours happen on the hour from 09:00 to 15:00 daily, departing from the Twelve Apostles Terrace (below the Café). These are free, family-friendly walks conducted by our staff, who will share the story of Table Mountain and the Cableway, and provide any assistance you may require.
Watch a sunset
Check out our Special Offers and take advantage of our half-price Sunset Special. There’s no better place to watch a beautiful African sunset than from the top of Table Mountain.
If you are feeling adventurous, you could abseil down a cliff face with Abseil Africa.
Whichever way you choose to get here, we look forward to welcoming you on Table Mountain.
The Lower Cable Station is on Tafelberg Road, off Kloof Nek Road, and about a 15-minute drive from the city centre. Just before turning left onto Tafelberg Road, look out for a digital signboard on your right, which indicates whether we are open or closed.
Be on the lookout for directional boards as you come into the city centre on major routes. While many people drive to the Lower Cable Station and park along Tafelberg Road, there are a number of other ways to get here – visit our Getting here page for more info on bus and taxi services, and our free shuttle service.