Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for annual maintenance from Monday July 23 to Sunday August 5.
The Cableway is required to do annual maintenance to meet the highest global cableway standards set by the Swiss Governing Body for Cableways (BAV). Some of the 2012 maintenance plans include repairs to the top station generator; servicing of the power lines, hydraulics, main drive motor and gearbox; and general maintenance and testing.
Visitors can take advantage of the Cableway specials that are on offer before and after the annual maintenance period.
These include a free return ticket for adults on their birthday on presentation of a South African ID; and the Kidz Season special that offers two children under 18 years a free return trip if they are accompanied by a full paying adult (valid over weekends, public and school holidays until October 31).
Should your birthday fall within this closure period, you are entitled to redeem your complimentary birthday ride up the Cableway one week before (July 15 to July 22) or one week after (August 5 to August 12) annual maintenance.
Visitors to the Cableway should also note that the City of Cape Town, together with the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company and the Table Mountain National Park, will start work on a project on Tafelberg Road in July that will improve pedestrian safety in close proximity to the Lower Cableway Station. In addition, a dedicated shuttle bus stop and turning circle will be built on the Kloof Nek side of the Lower Cableway Station.
* The Cableway operates weather permitting. For more information, call 021 424 8181 or visit www.tablemountain.net.