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What does the Cable Card cost?

The Cable Card rates effective October 1, 2013 are as follows:

  • Adult Cable Card: R510
  • Child Cable Card (4-17 years): R255
  • Adult and child combo Cable Card: R605

Rates are valid until September 30, 2014.

Cable Card rates for SANParks Wild/My Green Card holders, from October 1, 2013:

  • Adult Cable Card: R408
  • Child Cable Card (4-17 years): R204
  • Adult and child combo Cable Card: R484

SANParks Wild/My Green Card discounts on the Cable Card are only available for purchase at our Visitor Centre. Rates are valid until September 30, 2014.

What are the benefits of the Cable Card?

  • Get free entrance to the Cableway, valid for one year from date of purchase
  • Visit the Cableway as often as you like, limited to one return trip per day, ie. one trip up and one trip down
  • Avoid ticket office queues with express entry
  • Qualify for discounts on selected items at the Shop at the Top and the Table Mountain Café
  • Get a subscription to our quarterly e-newsletter

Where can I get my Cable Card?

The Cable Card is for sale online or at the Cableway Visitor Centre situated at Table Mountain Cableway’s Lower Cable Station. When purchasing a Cable Card online you need to enter your ID number, or the ID number of the person that you are buying a Cable Card for.

Office hours: 08h30 to 16h00 Monday to Sunday (including public holidays).

When purchasing a Cable Card online, print out the Cable Card voucher and take it along with your SA Identity document, passport or birth certificate (if you are under 18 years old) to the Cableway Visitor Centre, situated at the Lower Cable Station. In order to produce the Cable Card, a photograph of the cardholder will be taken at the Visitor Centre.

Can I buy a Cable Card as a gift?

Yes, the Cable Card can be purchased as a gift. The Cable Card is for sale online or at the Cableway Visitor Centre, situated at Table Mountain Cableway’s Lower Cable Station.

When purchasing a Cable Card online as a gift, you need to enter the ID number of the person for whom you are buying the card (and you will need their ID number even if you are purchasing the gift directly from the Cableway Visitor Centre). Print out the Cable Card voucher and take it along with your South African identity document, passport or birth certificate (if you are under 18 years old) to the Cableway Visitor Centre, situated at the Lower Cable Station.

In order to produce the Cable Card, a photograph of the cardholder will be taken at the Visitor Centre. If the person is not present, you will be issued a receipt that the gift recipient can bring along when they collect their Cable Card.

Cableway Visitor Centre office hours: 08h30 to 16h00 Monday to Sunday (including public holidays)

How do I renew my Cable Card?

Cable Cards can either be renewed online at Webtickets or at the Cableway Visitor Centre, situated at the Lower Cable Station. All members renewing their Cable Card membership with us this year will receive a voucher for cake and coffee to be redeemed at the Table Mountain Café. Members who renew their membership online must collect their voucher at the Cableway Visitor Centre (please take along the printed copy of the online renewal).

Be sure to check the back of your Cable Card for the date it was issued, as your membership will expire a year from then, for example, if your Cable Card was issued on 15 March 2011, it will expire on 14 March 2012. Renewals can be done at the Cableway Visitor Centre one month prior to the expiry date of your card. Please note that your renewal will be effective from the date of the expiry of the card. This way you won’t miss out on the use of your Cable Card. As part of our environmental responsibility, we will not be issuing new cards. Instead, we will simply extend the validity for 12 months.

For more information on the Cable Card, please email cablecard@tablemountain.net or call (021) 424 0015.

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Frequently asked questions

I will be turning 18 next month. Can I still buy the child card?

Yes, you can. Your age at the time of the application applies.

What is the difference between buying an individual Adult Cable Card or Child Cable Card, and buying an Adult and child combo Cable Card?

When buying an Adult and child combo Cable Card, you pay a reduced fee on the child rate. Any additional children will pay the normal rate.

The Adult and child combo Cable Card must be purchased at the same time, as an Adult Cable Card cannot be upgraded at a later stage to include a child at the combo price.

If I buy a Child Cable Card, must the child(ren) be related to me?

No, the child does not have to be related to you, but they must accompany you when you purchase the card.

How long does it take to issue the Cable Card once I have applied?

The card will be issued immediately once payment has been received.

Can foreigners buy the Cable Card?

Yes, the Cable Card is available to foreigners. They need to provide a valid passport as proof of identification.

Will I be allowed access to the Table Mountain Cableway if I do not have my Cable Card with me?

No, you will not be allowed access if you do not have your card with you. You will have to purchase a ticket from the ticket office.

Must the Cable Card be produced to gain access?

Yes, your card must be produced in order to verify your identity via the photo on the card.

Do I have to bring my ID or passport with me every time I come up to the mountain?

Yes, you should carry valid identification with you as you may be asked to produce it.

Can I use my Cable Card more than once a day?

No, the card allows only one trip up and/or down on the Cableway per day. Please note that the Cable Card cannot be used twice going up or twice coming down on the same day either.

What happens if I arrive at the top and the Cableway is closed?

Our normal operating rules apply and you would have to walk back down.

What must I do if I lose my Cable Card?

Contact the Cableway within 30 days via telephone on +27 (0)21 424 0015 or email cablecard@tablemountain.net to arrange for a new card.

Please note that a R50 replacement fee is payable.

When and where can I purchase my Cable Card?

You can purchase your Cable Card from the Table Mountain Cableway Visitor Centre, situated at the Lower Cable Station. We are open seven days a week (including public holidays) between 08h30 and 16h00.

What happens if I give my Cable Card to someone else?

Cable Cards are not transferable and this is seen as a serious offence. Any Cable Card found in the possession of someone who is not the rightful owner will be confiscated and cancelled.

Can I buy the Cable Card as a gift?

Yes, Cable Cards can be purchased online. When purchasing a Cable Card online you need to enter your ID number, or the ID number of the person that you are buying a Cable Card for.

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