Table Mountain cableway to reopen

2012-08-03 09:37
Table Mountain Cableway will reopen on Monday, 6 August after an annual 2-week maintenance shutdown. 

The shutdown period not only included maintenance to the cable cars and lower station, but also involved the completion of the new chemical toilets.

In line with the Cableway's targets to achieve high standards of environmental and sustainable practices, the upgraded bathrooms not only recycle water, but also have push-button taps, new low-watt LED lighting and green-certified hand dryers. 

Local designer and illustrator, Heather Moore of Skinny laMinx, is the artist behind the beautiful artwork that can now be seen on the bathroom walls.

"Due to fair weather during the shutdown period, we are able to reopen on Monday as scheduled," says Table Mountain Cableway's Managing Director, Sabine Lehmann. "We welcome visitors back to the Cableway and hope they will once again enjoy visiting one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature."

During shutdown work also began on the rehabilitation of Tafelberg Road that will improve pedestrian safety in close proximity to the Lower Cableway Station. Completion of this project is expected in November 2012. "We ask that visitors bear with us as maintenance will inevitably result in a certain amount of inconvenience to all users of Tafelberg Road," added Lehmann.

If your birthday fell within the closure period, you are entitled to redeem your complimentary birthday ride up the Cableway between 6 August and 12 August. Families can also enjoy the Kidz Season special that offers two children under 18 years a free return trip when accompanied by a full paying adult (valid over weekends, public and school holidays until October 31, 2012).

The Cableway operates weather permitting. For more information call (021) 424 8181 or visit www.tablemountain.net.
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