A mountain of fun: 2016 in review
2016 has been a very eventful year at the Cableway, with many new changes taking place. We'd like to thank every one of our visitors for their support, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Table Mountain in the new year.
For now, let's take a little wander down memory lane, and recall some of the highlights of the last 12 months ...
Changing of the guard
We are proud to say that we have remained carbon neutral! After achieving this feat in 2015, our footprint has remained at zero. Here's how.
We revamped the upper section of the top station, and launched it as The Wi-Fi Lounge – and it continues to serve the best breakfast rolls around!
We held some of our own events this year, like our supplier cocktail function, and a breakfast for our Cable Card holders. Other events took place on the mountain, and involved a lot more running! There was the K-Way Platteklip Challenge, and the Four Giants Challenge.
At the start of Kidz Season, we hosted local mommy bloggers and had a fun morning finding treasure on top of Table Mountain.
Then, for the start of our Sunset Special, we asked for your best sunset photos, and we were blown away by the entries.
A mystery guest
We were even visited by a very special guest who crept into our offices at night and left their paw prints everywhere!
We launched our online recruitment drive in June and received hundreds of applications from hopefuls who wanted to join the Cableway team. We are glad to have welcomed a number of them to the family.
During our annual shutdown, we did some big revamps, replacing the Upper Station generator, servicing the main gearbox, and many other vital changes to ensure the highest international safety standards are constantly met.
We celebrated the fifth anniversary of Table Mountain's inauguration as one of the New7Wonders of Nature!
We hosted seniors from Noncedo Seniors Club on Mandela Day, donated a wheelchair and our old CCTV cameras to Marsh Memorial, and sponsored a collar for the Urban Caracal Project in our efforts to remain a socially responsible business.
We completed our seventh and final Table Mountain frame, and we continue to receive your photos taken at each and every one!
Along with Voicemap, we launched our second audio tour, giving visitors the opportunity to listen to audio commentary directly from their GPS-enabled mobile phones!
Here's to conquering mountains – both physical and metaphorical – in 2017! Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve.