Cape Town audio tour: Upper Cableway Station Audio Guide: Tabletop Walking Tour

Upper Cableway Station Audio Guide: Tabletop Walking Tour

Walking Tour

30 mins

About the Tour

Experience the top of Table Mountain like never before on an audio walking tour filled with local insights. You'll meet the team behind the Cableway, share in the mountain's secrets, and find out why Capetonians have such a special relationship with this iconic landmark.

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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 5 minutes and allows you a 360 degree view.

Major Landmarks

  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

  • Twelve Apostles

Directions to Starting Point

This tour starts outside the Upper Cableway Station, at the top of the mountain. Please buy your tickets and take the cablecar to the top before starting the tour. To listen to stories about the mountain while you wait in line at the bottom station, please download the 'Lower Cableway Station Audio Guide: In-Queue Entertainment' tour.

For a fast and convenient way to experience the Cableway, buy your tickets online before you arrive. (Please remember that you will still need to queue for the Cableway on busy days).

Directions to the Lower Cableway Station:

Driving: The Lower Cableway Station is on Tafelberg Road, off Kloof Nek Road, and about a 15-minute drive from the city centre. Just before turning left onto Tafelberg Road, look out for a digital signboard on your right, which indicates whether we are open or closed.

Be on the lookout for directional boards as you come into the city centre on major routes.

Public Transport: The Cableway can be reached by public transport: the Cape Town Integrated Rapid Transit system, MyCiTi, stops right outside the Lower Cable Station. The MyCiTi bus route that runs from the V&A Waterfront to Camps Bay (route number 106 and 107, Waterfront Silo / Civic Centre / Camps Bay) stops at the top of Kloof Nek Road. Hop off there and take the free MyCiTi shuttle service (route 110) that runs from Kloof Nek Road, up Tafelberg Road and to the Lower Cableway Station. You can also stop here if coming from Camps Bay. The free service runs from when we open until 7pm every day.

The bus departs from the Civic Centre in Hertzog Boulevard. There are a number of MyCiTi bus stops in the city centre.

Every passenger needs their own myconnect card loaded with money, except for children under four years old and less than one metre tall, who travel free. Cash is not accepted on the buses.

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Places to stop along the way

Table Mountain Café has a selection of delicious self-service meals and snacks, including options for kids, as well as tasty pastries and desserts.

The Shop at the Top, our main store, is located in a National Heritage stone building on the summit, just next to the Table Mountain Café. More than 90% of retail products are sourced locally.

There is also a Little Shop at the Top, which you will find to your left when you exit the cable car in the Upper Cable Station.

For last-minute purchases, there is an Exit Shop located in the Lower Cable Station, as you leave the cable car.

The Visitor Centre is located at the Lower Cable Station, next to the Lower Station Kiosk. It provides visitor information, and also sells merchandise.

Best time of day

Summer: 8:30am - 7pm
Winter: 8:30am - 6pm

Make sure you check the opening hours before you arrive. It's best to come on a calm, clear day. If the weather is bad, or if it's very windy, the cablecar will not run for safety reasons. You can check whether we are open here:


On good days, especially in peak season, you may have to queue for a while.

Please check opening hours and rates, and book tickets online to save time. More info at


Interesting information. Got lost a little bit a couple times.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 14 days ago

Really helpful information! I just wished there were some on-site signs to help us move around the stops more intuitively. Extra languages would be amazing!

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , almost 2 years ago

0. pas de multilangue. only anglais. very not good

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , almost 3 years ago

Absolutely brilliant tour. Definitely recommended

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , about 3 years ago

Ver good!

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , almost 4 years ago
Upper Cableway Station Audio Guide: Tabletop Walking Tour