Table Mountain Cableway Sunset

Table Mountain Cableway Sunset

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Cape Town’s most iconic landmark is elevated 1,085 meters above sea level. Before the cable way, going to and from the mountain was very tedious. Only a few brave, strong and adventurous individuals climbed up the mountain to experience its natural wonders and witness the majestic views it offers.

In 1926 a Norwegian engineer named Trygve Stromsoe initiated the plans to build the cable way. A group of influential businessmen then formed The Table Mountain Aerial Cable Way Company (TMACC) to finance the construction. On October 4, 1929, after two years of construction, the cable way opened. It offers everyone the opportunity to go to the top of the mountain without tackling the long arduous walk to the summit.

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For 89 years, the cable way has transported over 27 million people to the summit of Table Mountain. There are approximately 909 000 visitors from all over the world that use the cable way annually. The trip to and from the summit takes about 4 to 5 minutes. The cable cars, called Rotairs, can carry up to 65 people per trip. The floor of the cable cars revolves slowly to give the passengers the opportunity to enjoy a stunning 360° view of the Cape Peninsula. The cable way offers scenic trips from 8 am to 7 pm, depending on the season. But the best time to ride the cable way, is during sunset when the setting sun casts its magical golden rays over the city.

A Cape Town sunset atop Table Mountain is a spectacular sight you shouldn’t miss!