Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Open to Visitors
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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Open to Visitors

Photo credit: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Going on an Aerial Cable Way ride up the gentle giant of the Mother City skyline, Table Mountain, is undoubtedly one of the top things to do in Cape Town. The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) is therefore incredibly excited to announce that local and domestic travellers will finally be able to enjoy this bucket-list worthy experience once again from the 1st of September 2020!

Due to the easing of the National Lockdown Regulations, TMACC is ready to welcome local visitors back to one of Africa’s leading tourist attractions to enjoy a thrilling cableway ride to the top of one of the New7Wonders of Nature.

Wahida Parker, Managing Director at TMACC, expressed their excitement for the re-opening in the following statement:

“We are really looking forward to being able to carry local visitors and domestic travellers up to the top of Table Mountain. Just in time for Tourism Month, South Africans now have an opportunity to explore their country and its rich diversity of natural treasures, and we invite visitors to come experience our very own New7Wonder of Nature.”

Wahida Parker, Managing Director at TMACC
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Open to Visitors
Photo credit: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway will operate between 8am and 3pm from Monday to Sunday throughout September.


As the health and safety of all visitors and staff remains TOP priority, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has changed the way tickets can be purchased for Aerial Cableway rides. This will encourage cashless transactions, which will further aid in minimising the health and safety risk to staff members and visitors.

Working with their ticketing partner, Webtickets, tickets will now be virtual and mobile based. This will eliminate the need to print out or carry physical tickets. Wahida Parker, Managing Director at TMACC, made the following statement in this regard:

“Not only is this beneficial for hygienic reasons, reducing contact points, but it also fits in with our long-term environmental strategy to go paperless.”

For those who celebrated their birthday during the National Lockdown, Parker encourages them to claim their free ticket. Claims can be made for up to two weeks after the re-opening of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to local visitors (1 September 2020).

For a fast and convenient way to experience the Table Mountain Cableway, buy your tickets online before you arrive.


These rates will be applicable from 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020:

Ticket typeReturnOne wayTicket typeReturnOne way
O* Morning Adult
(08h30-13h00 June ’19 – Oct ’19)
(08h00-13h00 Nov ’19 – April ’20)
R360R200O* Afternoon Adult
(13h00 till close)
O* Morning Child 
4-17 years of age
(08h30-13h00 June ’19 – Oct ’19)
(08h00-13h00 Nov ’19 – April ’20)
R180R100O* Afternoon Child 
4-17 years of age
(13h00 till close)
SA Senior Citizen
(7 days a week at Ticket Office and online)
(7 days a week at Ticket Office)


Photo credit: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

“Our goal is to ensure that every visitor has a world class experience when enjoying the heritage and beauty of Table Mountain. Therefore, we have taken every step to ensure that the health and safety of our visitors and staff remain our top priority.”

Wahida Parker, Managing Director at TMACC

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company is fully committed to providing visitors with the same exceptional world-class service and experience they’ve become known for.

Wahida Parker goes on the explain that, throughout South Africa’s National Lockdown, the TMACC have been in constant engagement and communication with the relevant industry bodies to ensure that they implement all the necessary stringent health, hygiene and safety measures in accordance with Government regulations to safeguard and protect their visitors and staff members and do all they can to curb the spread of COVID-19.

“As part of this, we will operate the cableway for visitors in accordance with health regulations and will follow strict Covid-19 health and safety protocols.”

Wahida Parker, Managing Director at TMACC


  • To ensure optimal physical and social distancing protocols and practices are upheld, a maximum of 26 people plus the cabin master will be allowed per ride in the cable car.
  • To reduce the spread of COVID-19, as well as to safeguard all visitors and staff, no person will be permitted to enter the cable car without a mask. 
  • The cableway and each cable car will undergo a deep clean every 24 hours. Each cable car will also be thoroughly sanitised after every ride to ensure optimal health and safety standards are upheld and to ensure the safety of visitors and team members.
  • Hand sanitizer will be freely available at both the Lower and Upper Aerial Cableway Station. Visitors are strongly encouraged to make use of it as frequently as needed.

More details regarding TMACC’s strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols to protect the health safety of its visitors can be viewed on their website:


  • The WiFi lounge at the top Aerial Cableway Station will be open for hot and cold beverages such as coffee, tea, and water.
  • The visitors centre will be open at the lower Aerial Cableway Station and snacks and takeaway meals such as sandwiches, salads and an assortment of cakes will be available for purchase at the kiosk. 
  • Under Lockdown Alert Level 2 regulations, visitors can also enjoy wine, beer and Glühwein at the WiFi lounge and lower Aerial Cableway Station.
  • The coffee shop and restaurant at the Upper Table Mountain Cableway station remains closed at this point.
Photo credit: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Another incredible achievement is the fact that the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company was recently awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travel stamp – The world’s first global safety and hygiene categorisation for travel and tourism.