Tips to make your Table Mountain visit easier

Summer is in full swing and both locals and visitors will be able to appreciate everything the Mother City has to offer. From relaxing at the beach to wine tastings on wine farms or taking a trip up Table Mountain, Cape Town has it all!

Holiday makers on a tight schedule or those looking to beat the heat this summer can now take advantage of the company’s new Fast Track option. Visitors can book online or at the ticket office with the offering charged at R600 per round trip in the off-season and at R800 during peak season from 16 December 2021 to 5 January 2022.

“We are so excited to welcome visitors back to Table Mountain and look forward to playing our part in resuscitating the tourism industry in South Africa,” says Wahida Parker, Managing Director at TMACC.

At the lower station, Vida e Caffè offers delicious coffee for those in need of a pick-me-up before an early morning trip. Visitors who get hungry during their visit can grab some lunch from the café on top of the mountain. It offers a variety of tasty drinks, meals, and pastries, and can accommodate most dietary requirements.

The following tips will assist visitors in making the most of their Table Mountain cableway visit during the holiday season:

· TMACC has developed comprehensive protocols for the operation of the Cableway in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, all visitors will be required to sanitize their hands when entering the premises and will be required to re-sanitize their hands on entry to the cable car. All visitors are also required by law to wear facemasks.

· During peak season, parking is in short supply, so visitors are encouraged to take public transportation. This includes a free MyCiTi shuttle service that operates from Lower Tafelberg Road to the lower cable station.

· Online ticket purchases are available via Webtickets, making the process of getting your tickets even more convenient. · As the Cableway is generally quieter in the afternoon, visitors are encouraged to buy an afternoon ticket, which is valid from 13:00 onwards, online. A late afternoon ticket also means a likely glimpse of the sun setting over the Mother City.

· Visitors can share their experiences with friends and family through free Wi-Fi in the Wi-Fi lounge at the Top station on the mountain.

· South African senior citizens over the age of 60 qualify for discounted rates on return tickets seven days a week, upon producing a valid South African ID.

· Students with valid local or international student cards get a discount.