The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) is reopening to all local and domestic travellers from September 1 – just in time for Tourism Month. South Africans now have an opportunity to explore their country and its rich diversity of natural treasures, and are invited to come experience Cape Town’s own New7Wonders of Nature.
“We are really looking forward to being able to carry local visitors and domestic travellers up to the top of Table Mountain,” says Wahida Parker, Managing Director at TMACC. “Our goal is to ensure that every visitor has a world class experience when in enjoying the heritage and beauty of Table Mountain. Therefore, we have taken every step to ensure that the health and safety of our visitors and staff remain our top priority.”
The cableway will operate between 08h00 and 15h00 from Monday to Sunday throughout September.
According to Parker, throughout the national lockdown period, TMACC have been engaging with the relevant industry bodies to ensure that it implements the safety measures that will protect its staff and visitors. “As part of this, we will operate the cableway for visitors in accordance with health regulations and will follow strict Covid-19 health and safety protocols.”
A maximum of 26 people plus the cabin master will be allowed per ride in the cable car to ensure physical distancing takes place. To reduce the spread of Covid-19, no person will be permitted to enter the cable car without a mask. The cableway will undergo a deep clean every 24 hours and will be sanitised after every ride to ensure the safety of visitors and our team. Hand sanitiser will also be provided at the lower and top stations.
The WiFi lounge at the top station will be open for hot and cold beverages such as coffee, tea and water. The visitors centre will be open at the lower station and snacks and takeaway meals such as sandwiches, salads and an assortment of cakes will be available at the kiosk.
Working with its ticketing partner, Webtickets, tickets will now be virtual and mobile based – removing the need to print out or carry physical tickets.