Cableway Re-opens After Annual Maintenance Shutdown and Upgrades
Table Mountain Cableway will re-open on Monday, 7 August 2017, weather permitting, following a scheduled two-week annual shutdown for maintenance and upgrades, including the rebranding of the cable cars.
Exciting changes that await visitors include an exit and entrance switch at the top station, and newly resurfaced pathways. The Café and Visitor Centre are both sporting a fresh new look having also undergone some changes.
“Work done during the annual maintenance period ensures we meet the highest global cableway safety standards set by the Swiss Governing Body for Cableways,” says Cableway’s Managing Director, Wahida Parker. “Delivering a world-class offering is something we constantly strive for, so during this year’s shutdown we took the opportunity to make some important changes that will further enhance the visitor experience.”
“The changes we make are based on feedback from visitors, the invaluable suggestions or ideas put forward by our staff, and the constant measurement of ourselves against international best practices,” adds Parker.
Lifts at the Lower Station are in the process of being upgraded and this work will continue until 23 October 2017. As only one lift will be operational during this time, the Cableway is encouraging those visitors who can to make use of the stairs to get to the departure area of the cable cars.
Due to delays caused by adverse weather conditions over the last week, some areas will remain under construction.
- If your birthday fell within the closure period, you can claim your free birthday ticket from the Lower Station Ticket Office before 13 August 2017. You will need your South African ID to do so.
- Kidz Season runs until 30 September 2017. Giving two children under 18 years a free return trip when an adult return ticket is bought. This special is valid on weekends, public holidays, and during school holidays.