Quick tips – Table Mountain

Quick tips

Buying tickets

For greater convenience, buy your tickets online before you arrive. A morning ticket is valid between 08:00 and 13:00 (you don't have to come down at 13:00 – you can stay longer, if you would like more time to soak up the experience).

Quiet times

The Cableway is generally quieter in the afternoon, so we encourage you to buy an afternoon ticket, which is valid from 13:00 onwards.

Special offers

Check out our Special Offers before you book to see if you qualify for one of our various discounted offers that run throughout the year.

Parking

During busy times, the demand for parking is high – visit our page on Getting here for info on public transport and free shuttle service or where to get dropped off.

Hiking

Hikers should only travel in groups, during the day, and take plenty of water and warm clothing. In bad weather the Cableway may be closed, so be prepared to hike down if need be. Read more on hiking.

Emergencies

In the event of an emergency, call Metro Rescue on 021 948 9900

Cableway booking

As the Cableway is weather-dependent, you cannot book a specific time to travel on it. But check on our status via this website or via Facebook and Twitter, or call our Weatherline on +27(0)21 424 8181

Best time to visit

Cape Town's long, dry summer months between November and February provide the best conditions for visiting, and the Cableway operates later into the evening during this time. Check our operating times.

Seasonal weather

Summer temperatures range between 15°C and 27°C, while Cape Town winters average between 7°C and 20°C. In general, expect mild winters and pleasant summers. Get a full weather forecast here.

Sunrises & sunsets

During summer, the sun can rise as early as 05:30 and set as late as 20:00, and in winter, it can rise as late as 07:50 and set as early as 17:45. Click here for a full timetable of daily sunrise and sunset times, and check our operating times.

Weather forecast

Conditions between the Lower and Upper Cable Stations can vary considerably. Please bring a warm jacket, sun lotion, good walking shoes, water, sunglasses and some spending money. And don't forget your camera!

Accessibility

The Cableway is wheelchair accessible, and yes, some parts at the top are too. There is dedicated disabled parking. Check out our wheelchair map.

Pets

With the exception of guide dogs, dogs (with or without a leash) are not allowed to travel in the cable car due to health and safety reasons.

Safety & security

As Table Mountain is an urban park, please exercise the same commonsense and security precautions that you would anywhere else in the world. Do not hike alone on the mountain. Do not attract unwanted attention by openly displaying cash, cameras or other valuables.

Lost & found

Please make sure you’ve collected all of your personal items before boarding the cable car down. For lost property queries and collections, please email lostproperty@tablemountain.net

Maps & directions

Getting to the Cableway is easy with a few simple directions. Our address is Upper Tafelberg Road, just off Klook Nek Road, which leads straight to our ticket office and the Lower Cable Station. To get there, you can either hop on board a City Sightseeing bus, call a taxi, or use our free park-and-ride shuttle service from the Lower Tafelberg Road parking lot.

For more detailed directions and a map, click here or visit this blog.

Buying tickets

For greater convenience, buy your tickets online before you arrive. A morning ticket is valid between 08:00 and 13:00 (you don't have to come down at 13:00 – you can stay longer, if you would like more time to soak up the experience).

Quiet times

The Cableway is generally quieter in the afternoon, so we encourage you to buy an afternoon ticket, which is valid from 13:00 onwards.

Special offers

Check out our Special Offers before you book to see if you qualify for one of our various discounted offers that run throughout the year.

Parking

During busy times, the demand for parking is high – visit our page on Getting here for info on public transport and free shuttle service or where to get dropped off.

Hiking

Hikers should only travel in groups, during the day, and take plenty of water and warm clothing. In bad weather the Cableway may be closed, so be prepared to hike down if need be. Read more on hiking.

Emergencies

In the event of an emergency, call Metro Rescue on 021 948 9900

Cableway booking

As the Cableway is weather-dependent, you cannot book a specific time to travel on it. But check on our status via this website or via Facebook and Twitter, or call our Weatherline on +27 (0)21 424 8181

Best time to visit

Cape Town's long, dry summer months between November and February provide the best conditions for visiting, and the Cableway operates later into the evening during this time. Check our operating times.

Seasonal weather

Summer temperatures range between 15°C and 27°C, while Cape Town winters average between 7°C and 20°C. In general, expect mild winters and pleasant summers. Get a full weather forecast here.

Sunrises & sunsets

During summer, the sun can rise as early as 05:30 and set as late as 20:00, and in winter, it can rise as late as 07:50 and set as early as 17:45. Click here for a full timetable of daily sunrise and sunset times, and check our operating times.

Weather forecast

Conditions between the Lower and Upper Cable Stations can vary considerably. Please bring a warm jacket>, sun lotion, good walking shoes, water, sunglasses and some spending money. And don't forget your camera!

Accessibility

The Cableway is wheelchair accessible, and yes, some parts at the top are too. There is dedicated disabled parking. Check out our wheelchair map.

Pets

With the exception of guide dogs, dogs (with or without a leash) are not allowed to travel in the cable car due to health and safety reasons.

Safety & security

As Table Mountain is an urban park, please exercise the same commonsense and security precautions that you would anywhere else in the world. Do not hike alone on the mountain. Do not attract unwanted attention by openly displaying cash, cameras or other valuables.

Lost & found

Please make sure you’ve collected all of your personal items before boarding the cable car down. For lost property queries and collections, please email privateproperty@tablemountain.net