Table Mountain for locals

Table Mountain for locals

There is no doubt about it: with 45% of our visitors being local, it is clear that South Africans love the cable car. We provide a number of opportunities to enjoy a cable car trip up Table Mountain, one of the world's New7Wonder of Nature

We offer specials that run for nearly 10 months of the year as well as special once-offs, which can all be redeemed by South Africans. Some of our specials are even available all year round.

Birthday Special

This one is for South African citizens only, and you have to be over 18 and have a valid green barcoded ID. On the day of your birthday you can go on a return cable car ride for free! Get details here.


South African senior citizens get a huge discount on tickets every Friday 

Senior citizens

South African senior citizens (60 years and older) get more than a 50% discount every Friday. While return tickets usually cost R225, senior citizens pay R95 for a return ticket or R50 one way on Fridays. Please bring a valid South African ID with you. Also ask the staff at the Table Mountain Café about our food special for seniors on Fridays. Read more here


South African students pay R130 return or R68 one way on Fridays. Please bring a valid student card with you. Click here for details.

Kidz Season

1 May to 31 October

For six months of the year, we offer a 3-for-1 deal. During Kidz Season two children under 18 can ride for free with every adult who purchases a return ticket from the Lower Station. The offer is valid on weekends, public holidays, and during the June and October school holidays. Read more here


Submitted by Arthur Bacchus

Sunset Special

1 November to 19 December 2014

8 January to 28 February 2015

Even during our busiest season, we have a great special for visitors: half-price tickets after 18:00! Catch the cable car to the summit and witness the setting of the beautiful African sun. These tickets can only be purchased from 18:00 onwards at the Lower Cable Station's ticket office. Read more about the special here.

Cable Card 

If you can't quite get enough of Table Mountain, and you are a regular visitor (or keen to become one), the Cable Card is for you. At R535 it pays for itself after just three return visits – and you can use it all year long! Feel like starting every day that we are open at the summit? You can with the Cable Card. There are also other benefits to enjoy. Read more here.

We thank our fellow South Africans for supporting the Cableway, and look forward to providing a world-class attraction for all our visitors. See you at the top!

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