Tickets for Table Mountain

Table Mountain Cable Car

The Table Mountain Cable Car is Table Mountain’s most popular attraction. In January 2019 it welcomed 28 millionth visitor. Due to its popularity, it is recommended that you book tickets to avoid any disappointment.

Ticket prices for Table Mountain

Ticket prices range from R70 to R420 depending on the time of your visit, your age and whether or not you are booking a return or one way ticket.

Click here to book your ticket now and enjoy Cape Town’s rich cultural heritage. 

Below are the official rates taken from the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway.

Morning Adult
08:30 – 13:00

Return Ticket – R420
One Way Ticket – R240

Afternoon Adult
13:00 until close

Return Ticket – R360
One Way Ticket – R240

Morning Child
08:30 – 13:00

Return Ticket – R210
One Way Ticket – R130

Afternoon Child
13:00 until close

Return Ticket – R180
One Way Ticket – R130

Children under 4


SA Senior Citizen

Return Ticket – R120
One Way Ticket – R70


Return Ticket – R250
One Way Ticket – R150

Table Mountain Cable Car Birthday Special

Did you know that during your birthday month, you get a free ticket to the Table Mountain Cable Car? That’s right! If you’re a South African citizen, you can enjoy the breathtaking views from the cable car for free during your birthday month with this Table Mountain Cable Car Birthday Special.

Please note the following:

  • This special only applies to South African citizens
  • You have to present a valid South African ID or Driver’s Licence at the Cableway to claim your ticket
  • If your birthday is in May, for example, you can collect your free ticket any day during the month of May
  • If you are under the age of 18, Mom or Dad needs to be present when you collect your free ticket and they need to present your valid birth certificate
  • You can collect your free ticket from the Visitor Information Centre or Ticket Office

Table Mountain Operating Hours

The cableway opens at 08:30 in the morning, and mornings are usually the busiest time of the day. The last car up is at 18:00 and the last car down is at 19:00, so plan your activities accordingly.

TIP: It is recommended that you arrive in the afternoon just after 13:00. It is less busy and ticket prices are also a bit cheaper then.

Is Table Mountain Cable Car open today?

If you’re traveling to Cape Town, please note that Cape Town’s summer months are from October to March. During these months the weather is usually ideal for a ride in the cable car, but please note that it is always a good idea to check the weather before you buy a ticket.

The cableway will be closed when the weather conditions are not ideal. If this happens, there are lots of other activities you can take part in, including tandem paragliding, visiting the penguins at Boulders Beach, and a safari.

Table Mountain Contact Details

If you have any questions about Table Mountain, the Cable Car, or ticket prices, you can contact the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway office at:

Tel: 021 424 0015
Address: 5821 Tafelberg Rd, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town, 8001

Alternatively, you can use the handy map below to find your way to Table Mountain.

What to expect


You are in for a treat! Even if this is not your first time in the cable car. The ride to the top lasts around 5 minutes, and during this time you will be treated to breathtaking views of Cape Town and the surrounding areas. The floor of the cable car rotates slowly, so no matter where in the cable car you are, you will get a chance to see everything, including Robben Island in the far distance.

The best is yet to come. Once you reach the top you will be 3 563 feet above sea level. You will also be in awe of the breathtaking views.

There is no doubt that you will spend a while taking in the view from the top, but if you are a keen explorer you can take part in the free guided tours conducted by the friendly staff of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway.

You can also grab a bite to eat at the Table Mountain Café, or do some work at the Wi-Fi Lounge. Finally, you can shop around for memorabilia at the Shop at the Top.

Where to buy tickets

You can buy your tickets online now by going here. As mentioned before, you should check the weather report before you buy your ticket. The cableway will be closed if the weather conditions are not ideal.

Click here to buy your ticket now and enjoy Cape Town’s rich cultural heritage.

How to get to Table Mountain

The best way to get to Table Mountain is with the open-top Hop On Hop Off Bus. Hop on board at the V&A Waterfront and see the best Cape Town has to offer on your way to Table Mountain Aerial Cableway.

Jan Pretorius

About the Author

Jan Pretorius is a seasoned writer and an avid explorer with a deep passion for Table Mountain, Cape Town, and its surrounding areas. Having resided in Cape Town since 1995, Jan has dedicated over two decades to hiking and understanding the nuances of Table Mountain. As the author behind, he shares his expert knowledge and insights, offering visitors a comprehensive guide to one of South Africa’s most iconic landmarks. Jan’s writing not only reflects his intimate familiarity with the region but also his commitment to showcasing its beauty and allure to the world.


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