It’s super embarrassing to admit that as a Cape Tonian, I went up the cable car for the first time over Christmas time last year. Can you believe it?

The cable car itself is an object of beauty! It moves at 10 metres per second, carries around 60 people per trip and rotates as it goes up and down the cable.


The cable car in Cape Town has been operating since 1929, and millions of tourists and locals alike have been up and down the mountain since it opened.

There is a restaurant on top which we had a lovely brekkie at, as well as a gift shop if you want to buy any souvenirs. There are numerous seating areas if you want to bring your own snacks to enjoy and many look out points to capture 360 degree views of Cape Town.


Its such a beautiful experience walking on top of this magnificent mountain top. Amazing bird life, stunning fynbos and if you are lucky, you will see a dassie or 3.

We were so impressed at the whole process – from buying the tickets online, to the efficient queuing system and then we were up the mountain so quickly, I really was impressed from start to finish.

Once you are on top of the mountain, you will see how eco friendly and water wise everything is. Hand sanitizers instead of running water to clean hands, compostable plates and cups in the restaurant, waterless urinals, dual flush mechanisms on all toilets – the list goes on and its great to see the thought gone in to it all!


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