Free cable car rides for kids
Families can take advantage of the Cableway’s Kidz Season programme, which kicks off on May 1 and ends on October 31, 2013. Children will be entertained, and the Table Mountain Café has created a special kiddies’ meal.
It’s a great time of the year to visit Table Mountain, one of the New7Wonders of Nature, with crisp autumn days, and skies often so clear you can see far beyond the city. Children are left in awe by the view, and will delight in the flora and fauna.
The Cableway also offers free guided tours at 10h00 and 12h00 daily. The walks depart from the signposted meeting point outside the Upper Cable Station building.
The three visitor walks along the top of the mountain are neither long nor strenuous, and can be combined so that everyone in the family gets to see as much (or as little) as they want.
The Dassie Walk offers spectacular views to the north, south and west. The Agama Walk will provide you with 360° aerial views of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula, while the Klipspringer Walk takes hikers along the edge of the plateau to the top of Platteklip Gorge.
The walks are on level ground and are easy to navigate. There are lengthier walking options available for the more adventurous.
The dassie, the mountain’s unofficial mascot, is often on hand to delight children, who also love spotting lizards as they dart through the underbrush, as well as frogs, butterflies and tortoises.
Two children can ride for free on weekends, public and school holidays, when an adult buys a return ticket at the Lower Cable Station during Kidz Season.
Each child will be given a voucher, which they can redeem at the Shop at the Top for a whistle lollipop and a map that will lead them to hidden treasure.
After a thrilling few hours on the mountain, hungry little tummies can be filled with the Kidz Season Café Special: a choice of the Dassie or Vienna pizza, flavoured milk and chocolate brownie-on-a-stick, for R35 a child.
- Two children under 18 ride for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult
- The full-paying adult must be in possession of a return ticket
- The Kidz Season ticket can only be purchased from the ticket office at the Lower Cable Station.
- The special is valid on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays
- The adult return ticket rate of R205 is valid until September 30, 2013
Please note: Special offers are not available for purchase online.
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