Photo: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company
  • Snow still covered Table Mountain on Sunday - but the first passengers of the re-opened cable car service may not be in time to experience it. 
  • The cable car officially reopens on Tuesday.
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A thick dusting of snow still covered Table Mountain on Sunday morning - but the first passengers of the re-opened cable car service may not be in time to experience it.

The Table Mountain cable car officially reopens on Tuesday, 1 September after being closed for more than five months during lockdown.

The trip - which usually costs from around R100 to R360 - is free on South Africans' birthdays, and those who missed the opportunity during lockdown have two weeks to claim their ride.

Hikers are currently the only ones who can view the spectacular snowy scenes on the mountain:

Photo: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company
Photo: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company
Photo: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company
Photo: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company

SEE | Snow falls on table mountain

The snow started to melt late morning on Sunday, but Cape Town still looks set for a chilly 12 degrees on Monday, the SA Weather Service expects.

The cable car is currently providing a "special safety service for hikers", to get them down from the mountain if needed, a spokesperson confirmed.

The cableway will allow visitors from Monday to Sunday throughout September, between 08:00 and 15:00.

The following health regulations will be in place:

  • A maximum of 26  people (including the cabin master) will be allowed per cable car ride to ensure social distancing.
  • The wearing of masks is mandatory - a strict no mask, no ride policy will be enforced.
  • The cableway will be deep-cleaned every 24 hours and will be sanitised after every ride, with hand sanitisers provided at lower and top stations.
  • Tickets can be bought on Webtickets.
  • You will be provided with a barcode on your mobile device that will be scanned on entry, in lieu of carrying physical tickets.


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