Locals and visitors to Cape Town will once again be able to soak up the views from its iconic landmark when the Table Mountain Cableway reopens next week.
The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) is reopening on September 1, with the cableway to operate between 8am and 3pm from Monday to Sunday throughout September.
“We are really looking forward to being able to carry local visitors and domestic travellers up to the top of Table Mountain,” says the company’s MD, Wahida Parker.
The cableway will operate in accordance with health regulations, and follow strict Covid-19 health and safety protocols. A maximum of 26 people plus the cabin master will be allowed per ride in the cable car to ensure physical distancing.
Just in time for Tourism Month, South Africans now have an opportunity to explore their country and its rich diversity of natural treasures, and we invite visitors to come experience our very own New7Wonders of NatureWahida Parker, cableway company MD
To reduce the spread of the virus, no person will be permitted to enter the cable car without a mask. The cableway will undergo a deep clean every 24 hours and will be sanitized after every ride to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. Hand sanitiser will also be provided at the lower and top stations.
The Wi-Fi lounge at the top station will be open for hot and cold beverages such as coffee, tea and water. The visitors centre will be open at the lower station, and snacks and takeaway meals such as sandwiches, salads and cakes will be available at the kiosk. Under level 2 regulations, visitors can also enjoy wine, beer and glühwein at the Wi-Fi lounge and lower station.
Parker says they are changing the way tickets may be bought – further encouraging cashless transactions. Working with ticketing partner Webtickets, tickets will now be virtual and mobile based – removing the need to print out or carry physical tickets.
“Not only is this beneficial for hygienic reasons, reducing contact points, but it also fits in with our long-term environmental strategy to go paperless.”
For those who celebrated their birthday during the national lockdown, Parker encourages them to claim their free ticket. Claims can be made for up to two weeks after the re-opening to local visitors.
“As spring slowly starts to make an appearance, visitors can once again enjoy the rich fauna and flora that the mountain has to offer,” Parker says.