"Table Mountain Aerial Cableway" Top 5 Page for this destination Table Mountain Tip by mvtouring

Table Mountain, Cape Town: 170 reviews and 287 photos


Since it's opening, 75 years ago, over 16 million people have taken the trip to the top of Table Mountain. The Table Mountain cableway has since become something of a landmark in Cape Town, and has carried some of Cape Town's most illustrious visitors including King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II, as well as Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Stefi Graf, Arnold Schwarzenneger, Magaret Thatcher, Prince Andrew, Micheal Schumacher, Brooke Shields, Micheal Buble, Tina Turner, Jackie Chan, Dolores O'Riordan, Skunk Anansie and Paul Oakenfold. In 1993, Dennis Hennessy, the son of one of the founders of TMACC sold the company. The new directors immediately set about planning an upgrade to the existing Table Mountain infrastructure Apart from upgrading the restaurants and machinery, new cars were purchased. Unlike their predecessors, the new cars, or Rotairs, have a revolving floor that allows passengers a 360-degree view of the city and Table Mountain as they travel. Work on the upgrade began in January of 1997 and, for several months cranes and the comings and goings of large helicopters carrying building materials dominated the mountain skyline. The new cableway was officially opened on the 4th of October 1997, the anniversary of the original launch, almost 70 years previously.

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company celebrates its 77th anniversary in 2006 and remains the most popular tourist attraction in Cape Town!

Phone: +27 (0)12 426 5000
Website: http://www.tablemountain.net

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Jan 24, 2007
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“Treasure every moment, it could be your last.”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 1 1 9

Have you been to Cape Town?

  Share Your Travels