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Mike Williams: Twenty years at Table Mountain and still going strong

When Mike Williams started working for Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (TMAC) in February 1990, he thought the job was just a stepping stone. But, 20 years later, he is the Cableway’s operations manager and he plans to stick around for some time to come.

Williams relocated from KwaZulu Natal to take a construction job in Cape Town in late 1989, but when he got to the Mother City, the developer had sold the land. He then applied for a job at TMAC, thinking it would be temporary, but he soon fell in love with the mountain.

 

From the Table Mountain Flickr group: The waves and the mountain

The view of Table Mountain and Cape Town from Robben Island.  Photo courtesy Bianca Preusker.

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A birthday in the clouds – better late than never!

It took Cape Town resident Chantal Voegt a full 38 years to get to the top of Table Mountain – but it was worth the wait!

On February 11, 2010, Chantal’s family surprised her with a trip to the summit on her 38th birthday and Table Mountain Aerial Cableway spoilt her with a free return ticket (in terms of the Cableway’s special birthday offer).

 

From the Table Mountain Flickr group: Panoramic Cape Town

This photograph is actually 8 shots stitched together, taken with a hand held camera from the top of Table Mountain. Photo courtesy colin ryan photography.

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Flickr fans give Table Mountain Aerial Cableway the thumbs-up

Table Mountain is arguably South Africa’s most photographed landmark, and its burgeoning support on photo-sharing website Flickr is proof of its status.

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway’s Flickr group is growing steadily. It already boasts more than 115 members, who have submitted more than 300 images both of, and from, the cable cars and the mountain.

From the Table Mountain Flickr group: A spectacular Cape view from Table Mountain

One of the spectacular views of the Cape peninsula that you can enjoy after taking a cable car to the top of Table Mountain. Photo courtesy Carol Munro.

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Class in the Clouds ’10: another chance to learn and explore at 1086m!

There’s no better way to learn about the wonders of Table Mountain than from its summit – and scholars from Grade 1 to Grade 12 are, for the ninth year in a row, being offered the chance to do just that.

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway’s Class in the Clouds programme kicked off again this morning. It will see thousands of pupils exploring the iconic destination as part of a one-of-a-kind school outing. Teachers have the opportunity to take youngsters out of the classrooms, and introduce them to the fascinating environment on top of the mountain.

 

From the Table Mountain Flickr group: A rainbow from Table Mountain

This photograph was taken from the top of Table Mountain, as a rainbow arced its way over Cape Town. Photo courtesy Joel Metlen.

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From the Table Mountain Flickr group: A Cableway Sunset

Visitors watching the sun set behind a section of Table Mountain Aerial Cableway’s 1.2km long cables. Photo courtesy André-Pierre.

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From the Table Mountain Flickr group: Cape Town Stadium and its Table Mountain backdrop

A view of the impressive Cape Town Stadium and its more impressive backdrop – Table Mountain. Photo courtesy Wilfried Franke.

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From the Table Mountain Flickr group: Is it a bird? No, it’s Batista!

Renowned US professional wrestler Batista’s action figure made the journey up Table Mountain for a photo opportunity! Photo courtesy patrickd80.

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The view from the top of Table Mountain

Table Mountain, the icon of the Mother City, is a visitor’s paradise. One of the oldest mountains in the world, it offers hiking trails, scenic trips on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and spectacular views of Cape Town and its surrounds.

With views of the 12 Apostles, the V&A Waterfront, Robben Island, Mitchell’s Plain and the Cape Flats, Table Mountain is the perfect place from which to view the city.