• LOCATION 1 | Upper Cableway Station Audio Guide: Tabletop Walking Tour

    Welcome to the top of Table Mountain

    Welcome to the top of Table Mountain!

    You should be standing outside the Upper Cable Way station. If you’re facing away from the station, in front of you is a low stone block. Can you see it? It has a small sign saying ‘Welcome to Table Mountain National Park. Don’t worry about it for now; I’m just making sure that you’re in the right place.

    This is the TableTop Tour. It’s the second of two free audio guides provided by the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company. The tour leads you around the top of Table Mountain, pointing out the best lookouts and explaining the views. It also introduces you to some of Cape Town’s favourite storytellers, along with the Cableway’s team.

    Before we get started, let me explain how this works. Once you’ve downloaded a tour, the VoiceMap app works offline, and includes an offline map. VoiceMap uses your location to play commentary automatically, so you can just put your phone away now and relax. I'll tell you where to go, and you only need to look at the map on your phone if you’re unsure of where to go next.

    Okay, let’s get started now. Walk around the stone block with the sign, to the right.

    [2 SECOND SILENCE]

    Look up ahead. Can you see the tall info sign up ahead, at the top of a few steps? It has a green section at the top. That’s where I’ll meet you next, so make your way over to it.

Upper Cableway Station Audio Guide: Tabletop Walking Tour