Take a ride to the top of Table Mountain by cable car (courtesy Cape Town Tourism)
The dizzying trip to the top in the Aerial Cableway is one of Cape Town’s highlights. The first cableway was built in 1929, and since then is estimated to have carried up some 20 million people. Two cars each carry up to 65 passengers, and the floor rotates as it ascends, allowing a full 360° view. Journey time is just under five minutes. An extensive network of paths has been laid out from the top station, allowing walks of various lengths, leading to different lookout points with stunning views of the City Bowl, Cape Flats, Robben Island and back along the peninsula. Cars depart from 8am; returning until 9.30pm (depending on time of year). Check for weather conditions, special offers & occasional closure for maintenance. Adult (single) R110; children (4-18) R55.