Table Mountain Cableway re-opens after 5-weeks

2013-08-23 12:53
Cape Town – The Table Mountain Cableway will re-open after a 5-week shutdown due to maintenance.

The cableway which allows you to gain entry into the iconic Table Mountain is due to resume its operations on Monday the 26th of August. The closure comes after a required annual maintenance to meet the highest global cableway standards as set out by the Swiss Governing Body for Cableways (BAV).

Throughout the extended 5-week maintenance period, the main direct current drive was replaced with an alternating current drive. Two carriages including the mechanism that moves the cable car up and down the track have been overhauled (every six years) as well as the replacement of the heel rope.

The cableway also took the opportunity to improve the visitor experience by providing a new deck for additional seating for kiosk patrons and erected the visitor centre at the lower station.

The re-opening of the cableway immediately follows after the announcement of the record breaking 855 000 visits during the last financial year, a record that was set six years ago.

If you celebrated your birthday during the closure period, the cableway entitles you to redeem your complimentary birthday. The offer stands from the week after the annual maintenance, August 26 until the 1st of September 2013 and you must produce your South African Identity document to claim your ticket.

Read more on:    good news  |  travel south africa

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

SHARE: publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside Travel


#FindYourEscape with Traveller24

Your insider guide to exploring South Africa and the world...
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.