One of Cape Town’s most beloved tourist attractions, the Table Mountain Cableway, is celebrating its 92nd birthday this month. The iconic cableway was officially opened to the public on 4 October 1929. And to celebrate, the company is offering discounts to South Africans throughout the entire month of October.
The evolution of the Cableway
Over the past 92 years, the cableway has carried more than 29 million visitors up to the iconic Table Mountain. Present-day passengers are lucky enough to be travelling in style, with the journey not taking more than five minutes. The cable car can accommodate 65 passengers and features a rotating floor, giving a 360-degree view of the incredible mountain and Mother City.
However, back when the cableway was first launched, things were a lot different. It consisted of a wooden car with a tin roof, and could only accommodate 19 people at most. And the trip took nearly 10 minutes to reach the top.
“A lot has changed over the decades, but the cableway remains one of Cape Town’s biggest tourist attractions, ensuring that every visitor has a world-class experience when enjoying the heritage and beauty of Table Mountain,” says Wahida Parker, the managing director of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company.
The #CelebratetheCableway campaign launches
The company has launched the Celebrate The Cableway campaign as a birthday celebration. The campaign offers discounted trips to locals throughout October.
A return ticket for adults now costs R200. This would usually cost R390 for the morning ride and R320 in the afternoon. And return tickets for children under 18-years-old are now R100.
These discounted tickets are only available to South Africans. Passengers must present a valid South African identity document.