View of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway with Lion's Head mountain in the background.
Plan your trip up Table Mountain by consulting the weather forecast, it will be most pleasant if the sky is clear and the wind is not blowing too hard. The Cableway closes in high wind conditions.
Daily weather information line at TMAC -Ph: SA + (0)21 424 8181.
TMAC Administration Office Ph: SA +(0)21 424 0015 /Fax: SA +(0)21 424 3792.
The new rotating gondolas can carry 65 people and provide spectacular 360° views while rising to the summit of one of the world's most identifiable landmarks. At the top you will find 2km of unspoiled pathways and refreshments at the restaurant or bistro, fantastic viewing decks and a shop.
Open daily - wind permitting. Hours in winter weather permitting. The first Table Mountain cableway station was opened on 4th October 1929. Since then it has transported in excess of 20 million people.
Look out for the 2 Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Webcam:
1 at Bottom & 1 at Top station - www.tablemountain.net - visible on the weather page.
Send an SMS by mobile phone to friends worldwide and to tell them to watch you live online whilst you wave on the Webcam while you are either in the ticket que / or at the top of Table Mountain at the second Webcam.
April to September = Winter hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm (Last car down: 6:00pm)
October -Spring hours: 8:30am - 6:30pm (Last car down: 7:30pm)
November to March - Summer hours: 8:00am - 8:00pm (Last car down: 9:00pm
ALL SOUTH AFRICAN IDENTITY DOCUMENT HOLDERS GET 1 FREE RETURN TRIP ON THEIR BIRTHDAY'S (only) on presentation of their personal SA Identity Document at the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Ticket Office ON THE DAYOF THEIR BIRTHDAY ONLY!
THAT IS THE NICEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT YOU COULD EVER WISH FOR! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER IF YOU ARE IN CAPE TOWN ON YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU HAVE AN SA ID BOOK! Thanks very much to TMAC for this amazing free ride!
IF YOU WANT TO HIKE UP TABLE MOUNTAIN, it is best to hike UP and take the Cable Car DOWN (you may purchase a "One way ticket" from either the Top or the Bottom station). Hike up during the day with food and drink on you and then take the Cable Car down when you get to the top. TO DO THIS IT IS BEST TO TAKE THE PLATTEKLIP GORGE ROUTE UP (hiking down the mountain is very hard on the knees - so it is far easier to hike up).
PLATTEKLIP GORGE IS THE QUICKEST AND SAFEST HIKING ROUTE up to the Cable Car circular path - APPROXIMATELY 3 HOURS HIKE UP FOR A REASONABLY FIT PERSON. This hiking route is not suitable for dogs or children. Proper walking shoes are essential and for other hiking tips - See "Climb Table Mountain" hiking guide .
For a safe and enjoyable hike on the mountain - be prepared with warm clothing, food & drink.
The weather on Table Mountain can change VERY fast.
IF YOU PLAN TO HIKE TABLE MOUNTAIN THEN PLEASE GET YOURSELF A detailed hiking map from the Peter Slingsby Series at his site www.themaps.co.za
WWW.VOTEFORTABLEMOUNTAIN.COM - to get Table Mountain on the list of "7 Natural Wonders of the World"