#AsktheCableway: what do I do when the wind siren rings at the top of Table Mountain?

What do you do when the siren rings at the top of Table Mountain? Follow our easy what to do check list!

This week in our ongoing #AsktheCableway blog series, we answer your “What do I do when the wind siren rings at the top of Table Mountain?” question.

Here’s an easy to follow ‘what to do’ check list:

  • Keep your eyes peeled: when you disembark from our cable car, pay attention to the siren on your left as you head out to the pathway.
  • Listen carefully: The siren will ring when gale force winds arise and we will suspend operations. This siren can be heard as far away Maclear’s Beacon, the highest point on the mountain, so don’t worry, you won’t miss it!
  • Proceed directly: to the Upper Cable Station where our caring green team members will help you to board the next cable car as soon as possible. Please don’t dawdle or ignore the siren. Get to the exit swiftly.
  • Don’t panic: We ring the siren an hour before we absolutely need to suspend operations due to gale force winds so everyone has enough time to leave the summit of the mountain.
  • Be responsible: Remember, while we aim to ensure that you have an awe-inspiring experience with us, you are responsible for your own safety too. Do not venture too far from our pathways on top, wear warm clothing and keep a charged cell phone with you at all times in case of an emergency. In the event of an emergency, call Metro Rescue on 021 948 9900.

The Cableway’s operations are weather dependent. Read all about it here or visit our homepage for full weather reports.

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