Today saw the arrival of Table Mountain Cableway’s 27 millionth visitor, with the latest milestone having taken only a year to reach.
After purchasing his ticket at the Lower Station 80-year-old Andrew Harrow, together with his wife Jo from Aberdeen, Scotland, was surprised by Cableway staff members and given a gift including Cableway tickets, and an official 27 millionth visitor certificate and a variety of Shop at the Top and Table Mountain Café gifts.
“This has been an amazing surprise,” said Andrew. “This is our first time in South Africa, and our first visit to Table Mountain.”
“As a friend of mine always says, when you wake up in the morning you never quite know how the day will turn out. We almost didn’t visit the mountain today, and how very lucky that we did.”
The Cableway’s Managing Director Wahida Parker said the latest million took only 12 months to achieve, owing to consistent visitor numbers throughout 2017.
“In reaching this milestone, we are privileged to celebrate being successful custodians of such an iconic attraction,” said Parker. “This is a moment in which we also acknowledge the dedication of each member or our Cableway team, without whom we would not be able to welcome the millions of visitors over the years.”
“There is something wonderful about being able to witness the excitement and awe that so many of our visitors experience when summiting Table Mountain. Looking ahead, we hope to continue to facilitate a world-class experience that allows many more people, especially locals, to make lasting memories atop South Africa’s New 7 Wonder of Nature.”
We were able to capture the amazing moment on social media: