Getting to the Cableway is easy, whether using your own vehicle, or taking public transport.
The Lower Cable Station is situated approximately fifteen-minutes drive from the city centre on Tafelberg Road.
If driving your own vehicle, you will see the routes clearly sign-posted on all the major roads into Cape Town. Look out for the brown information boards with directions and make use of the map below.
If you use public transport, buses and taxis are available to transport you from the city to the Cableway.
The Camps Bay bus will drop you off at Kloof Nek. The bus departs from Adderley Street outside the Golden Acre in Cape Town’s city centre. You can catch a metered taxi or walk the 1.5 km uphill from Kloof Nek to the Lower Cable Station.
|Departs Adderley Street||Arrives Kloof Nek|
Minibus taxis operate set routes across the city. You will need to catch one that can drop you at Kloof Nek. These depart from outside the Post Office on Plein Street next to the Grand Parade. Check with the driver to confirm that you are on the right route and ask for the fare upfront, before you get in.
Metered taxis are available for hire across the city. Metered taxis have dedicated waiting points at Kloof Nek and on Tafelberg Road near the Lower Cable Station. It is advisable to ask the driver to estimate the fare for where you want to go before you get into the taxi.
Rikki taxis (www.rikkis.co.za) operate a share-a-cab service with a set fare of R33.00 per person to the Lower Cable Station from the city centre, Camps Bay, V&A Waterfront and Sea Point areas. You share the ride and share the price. They also offer a City direct service from these areas to the Cableway for R75.00 per cab. A R5.00 surcharge is added after 7pm. Call a Rikki taxi on 0861 745 547. There is a free phone available to call a Rikki in the Cape Town Tourism visitor information centre at the Lower Cable Station.
City Sightseeing Bus
You’ll see the distinctive red, open-top, “hop-on, hop-off” City Sightseeing buses all over Cape Town. You can purchase a one-day ticket and hop onto the Red City Tour, which will take you to Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, the V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay and around the city centre of Cape Town – there are a total of 17 stops on this tour.
Adults pay R110 if purchased online (www.citysightseeing.co.za) or R120 if bought in person (tickets are valid only on the day of purchase). Kids (5 – 15) pay R60, and kids under five are free (two kids under 5 per adult).
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