This week, Table Mountain National Park, the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape government have arranged for an image of Nelson Mandela to be projected on to Table Mountain at night.
Today we join the rest of the world in bidding farewell to Nelson Mandela, the country’s first democratically elected President, who died peacefully at home. Table Mountain had a special place in Nelson Mandela’s heart and it represented a beacon of hope from his prison cell on Robben Island.
Okay, so we don’t literally mean you should try to wrap Table Mountain up in paper (how many rolls would that take?) and try fit it under the tree. But there is a way that you can give your friends and family unlimited access to the mountain and daily use of the cable car.
Despite the name, Table Mountain is not all that flat once you get close enough to it, as any visitor to the summit will tell you. And, just like any other mountain, it’s important to stay safe and take precautions when visiting, whether you are hiking up or taking the cable car.
Check out our handy tips for staying safe during your visit to one of the world’s New7Wonders of Nature
The holidays are here, and there’s nothing quite like experiencing a warm African summer during the festive season. Ditch the reindeers and snow in favour of sunshine and dassies, and celebrate with us at the Table Mountain Cableway.
Guided tours of Table Mountain are part of the experience offered by the Cableway. For the past 12 years, a dedicated team of volunteer tour guides have given up their time to offer this excellent addition to a cable car trip. Visitors who are keen to explore the top and hear about the incredible biodiversity found on Table Mountain have been able to join the free, twice-daily tours to make the most of their time here.
During our 2013 annual maintenance shutdown period, all staff took part in a three-day ideas management workshop. Staff were encouraged to list ideas that could assist both visitors and staff. These ideas were posted on a special “idea-scale” website.
There’s a summer-warmth on Cape Town’s breeze at the moment, and after this winter’s abnormally generous rains, Table Mountain is exploding into flower. I thought I’d take a quick spin up and down in the cable car to see exactly what’s going on.
The cable car ride itself is only about five minutes long, but it is an unforgettable ride. Buy your tickets online here.
A cable car peeks out from behind the rocks in this impressive photo by martie1swart.