Table Mountain cable car opens soon – and if you had a birthday during lockdown you can claim a free ride
With lockdown restrictions being eased, tourist attraction sites such as The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company will be reopening for local and domestic travellers from 1 September.
“We are really looking forward to being able to carry local visitors and domestic travelers up to the top of Table Mountain,” says Wahida Parker, Managing Director at TMACC.
“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 New7Wonders of Nature.”
Previously, the company opened its doors only for hikers under alert level 3, when government announced that guided tours were permitted.
The cableway will allow visitors in from Monday to Sunday throughout September, between 08:00 and 15:00.
The following health regulations will be in place:
- A maximum of 26 people (including the cabin master) will be allowed per cable car ride to ensure social distancing.
- The wearing of masks is mandatory – a strict no mask, no ride policy will be enforced.
- The cableway will be deep-cleaned every 24 hours and will be sanitised after every ride, with hand sanitisers provided at lower and top stations.
- Tickets can be bought on Webtickets. You will be provided with a barcode on your mobile device that will be scanned on entry, in lieu of carrying physical tickets.
If you celebrated your birthday during the national lockdown period, you can claim a free ride within the first two weeks of the cableway reopening. (You can find details on how to claim birthday tickets here.)
The WiFi lounge at the top station will be open for both hot and cold beverages (coffee, tea and water). “Under level 2 regulations, visitors can also enjoy wine, beer and Glühwein at the WiFi lounge and lower station,” the company said.
Snacks and takeaway meals such as sandwiches, salads and a variety of cakes will also be available at the lower station kiosk.
“As spring slowly starts to make an appearance, visitors can once again enjoy the rich fauna and flora that the mountain has to offer,” said Parker.