There are a number of ways you can get to the Cableway. This page has information about the City Sightseeing Bus, the MyCiTi Bus, and local taxi services in Cape Town.
Public transport – the MyCiTi bus and free shuttle service
Do the right thing for the planet and your pocket – take the free MyCiTi shuttle service from the Lower Tafelberg Road stop, just off Kloof Nek Road, to the Upper Tafelberg Road stop at the Lower Cable station! Parking can sometimes be hard to find on busy days, and you can end up more than 1km away. The Cableway can be reached by public transport: the Cape Town Integrated Rapid Transit system, MyCiTi, stops right outside the Lower Cable Station. The MyCiTi bus route that runs from the V&A Waterfront to Camps Bay stops at the top of Kloof Nek Road (route number 106 and 107, Waterfront Silo / Civic Centre / Camps Bay). Hop off there and take the free MyCiTi shuttle service (route 110) that runs from Kloof Nek Road, up Tafelberg Road and right to the Lower Cableway Station. You can also stop here if coming from Camps Bay. The free service runs from when we open until 7pm every day. View the timetable here.
The bus departs from the Civic Centre in Hertzog Boulevard. There are a number of MyCiTi bus stops in the city centre.
Every passenger needs their own myconnect card loaded with money, except for children under four years old and less than one metre tall, who travel free. Cash is not accepted on the buses.
City Sightseeing’s hop-on, hop-off bus
A quick and easy way to reach the Cableway is on the City Sightseeing bus. This “hop-on, hop-off” service runs every 20 minutes and stops at other major tourist attractions in Cape Town.
It’s a 90-minute round trip that starts at the Two Oceans Aquarium, passing the Clock Tower at the V&A Waterfront and the Cape Town International Convention Centre, before heading up Adderley Street, stopping at City Sightseeing’s Long Street tour office. From there the bus continues directly to the Cableway. You can also get your cable car tickets directly from their offices or bus drivers.
|One-day ticket: R190|
|Two-day ticket: R290|
Meter taxis are available for hire across the city centre. You can either flag down a taxi or call one of numerous taxi companies. They charge per kilometre, and this can vary from R10 to R20 per kilometre.
Tip: you can negotiate a price with some drivers, and it is a good idea to ask for an estimate before you get in.
|Rikkis Taxis on 0861 745 547|
|Marine Taxis on 0861 434 0 434|
|Excite Taxis on 021 448 4444|
Uber operates in Cape Town, and anyone who has installed the iOS or Android app can use the private-driver service to get to the Cableway. Both the uberBlack and uberX (slightly cheaper) options are available.
Residents and visitors can also find out more about public transport in Cape Town by calling the City of Cape Town’s Transport Information Centre (TIC) 24/7, on 0800 65 64 63.