Table Mountain Cableway will be closed until Sunday August 6 for scheduled maintenance. This year the annual shutdown will also see the following work being done: replacement of the lifts at the lower station; the top station entrance and exit platforms will be switched around, to ensure a better flow of foot traffic; top station pathways will be resurfaced; the seating area in the Table Mountain Cafe will be re-configured, allowing for more patrons; the visitor centre at the lower station will be revamped and the cable cars will be rebranded.
The Cableway’s managing director Wahida Parker added: “From August 24 until October 23 we will only have one lift operational at the lower station, resulting in some delays for visitors. The first lift will be upgraded between July 24 and August 27, and the second between August 31 and October 22.
“We will also be carrying out our usual maintenance such as cleaning of the ropes and slack rope tests, servicing of the main gearbox, generators and backup generators, as well as general electronic component changes and control checks.” Should your birthday fall within the closure period, you are entitled to redeem your complimentary ticket one week after the maintenance (August 7 to 13 ).