EP003: Table Mountain Sunset Tour in Cape Town

The Table Mountain National Park is definitely a must-see attractions when you comes to Cape Town.  The mountain has being featured in the Flag of Cape Town and other local government insignia.

In this episode, DIY Travel welcome you to tour of the top of Table Mountain for a sunset tour.  The tours begins at the base of the mountain and at the top, you’ll discover the breathtaking beauty of Cape Town, indigenous plants, and the magnificent sunset.

This video was shot was with Canon handheld VIXIA HF R30 and under minimal editing and initially was part of my personal travel collection.  But the best things in life are meant to be shared, so your tour of Table Mountain is on us… all tickets paid, so relax and enjoy the tour.

If you want to visit the Table Mountain yourself, here is everything you need to know:

  • Before leaving for the hike up the Table Mountain or take the Cableway, call Table Mountain to see the weather condition and operational status of the Cableway.  They can be reached at +27 21 712 0527
  • We recommend you do not go during cloudy period.  The best time to go is during sunset and during November to February, the cableway ticket are half price, excluding certain dates.  If you have a South African National ID, your ticket is free on your birthday.
  • There is a cafe on top of Table Mountain, but it is just insanely expensive, so bring your own snacks and drinks.  But please respect the environment by throw the rubbish in the trash bin.  Please do not feed the animals or touch the plants.
  • If you want to hike up, PLEASE DO NOT DO IT ALONE, there is a lot of steep drops.  Remember, safety first!
Free Cableway Ticket for Table Mountain on Your Birthday
Free Cableway Ticket for Table Mountain on Your Birthday

Rates (in South African rand) are valid from 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015:

Ticket type Return One way
Adult (see below for details) R225 R115
Child 4-17 return R110 R58
SA senior citizen (Fridays only at Ticket Office) R95 R50
Student (Fridays only at Ticket Office) R130 R68

You can purchase your ticket online via their official website, you still need to wait in line on a busy day, so arrive early.

The cable car operates weather permitting during the following times:

Date First car up Last car up Last car down
16-31 January 08h00 20h00 21h00
February 08h00 19h30 20h30
March 08h00 18h30 19h30
April 08h00 17h30 18h30
1 May-15 September* 08h30 17h00 18h00
16 September-31 October 08h00 18h00 19h00
November 08h00 19h00 20h00
1 December-15 December 08h00 20h00 21h00
16 December-15 January 08h00 20h30 21h30

Directions and Parking:

Be sure to have myCiti prepaid bus card for the transfer.

MyCiti Cape Town Prepaid Card
MyCiti Cape Town Prepaid Card

Table Mountain is well connected by Cape Town Integrated Rapid Transit system, MyCiTi, it stops right outside the Lower Cable Station, where you can purchase your tickets.  The MyCiTi bus route that runs from the V&A Waterfront to Camps Bay stops at the top of Kloof Nek Road (route number 106 and 107, Waterfront Silo / Civic Centre / Camps Bay). Where you can transfer to MyCiTi shuttle (route 110) that runs from Kloof Nek Road, up Tafelberg Road and right to the Lower Cableway Station. The service runs from when we open until 7pm every day.

One thought on “EP003: Table Mountain Sunset Tour in Cape Town

  1. Experience summer s longer days and balmy evenings atop Table Mountain by taking a cable car to the summit and bring your camera to capture that #sunsetspecial moment!

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