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Abseiling Table Mountain Prices (Cable Car & Guided Hikes) 2020

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If you’ve ever wanted to go abseiling, Table Mountain is one of the best places to try it! This adventure is definitely one you’ll never forget. Table Mountain’s unrivaled natural beauty combined with the excitement of abseiling off a sheer cliff is sure to secure this wonderful memory forever.

Highlights:

  • Exquisite natural beauty
  • Amazing ariel views
  • Fly above the forest
  • For all members of the family, loved by kids
  • All gear provided
  • Flexible time slots

Know before you book:

  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Not suitable for pregnant persons
  • Max weight = 120kg
  • Vegetarian option available
  • Moderate amount of walking required

man rock climbing table mountain

Your adventure will begin at the Table Mountain cable car station, below the towering mountain. Here, you may choose to either hike or take the cable car to the summit.

Depending on your level of fitness, you could pick from a list of available hiking options. Guided hikes and private hikes are a great option for those not familiar with the mountain.

Once you have reached the summit, you will arrive at your destination, the world’s highest abseiling spot, (commercial that is). Here you will undertake a brilliantly beautiful 112 m Table Mountain abseil. This controlled descent is guaranteed to get your blood pumping.

You are then free to make your way down the mountain. Be sure to take your time to appreciate the views throughout the trip. You will be in one of the most beautiful places in the world!

Table Mountain Prices (Cable Car)

Table Mountain cable car tickets can be bought online, or at the cable-house. A return cable car ticket starts at around USD $9. A one-way ticket costs USD $5. Compare prices across the ticket providers below:

Times

Abseiling Table Mountain is available 7 days a week, providing the weather permits the activity. You can book a tour for any time between 08:30 and 16:00.

Best time to go

The best, and safest, time to go abseiling in Cape Town, and especially on Table Mountain, is on a clear day. These days can be experienced throughout the year, but it’s best to avoid the very windy seasons (Oct – Dec). When booking your abseiling experience, watch the weather reports and aim for a calm, sunny day.

Table Mountain cable car/hike tour options

Before you can start your table mountain abseiling adventure, you need to be able to get to the top of the mountain. The most exciting way would be to hike. You can choose to hike up and down, with your abseiling in between, or take the easier option and use the cable car. The third, and possibly the best option would be to hike one way and take the cable car the other way. See some of your options below.

5-Hour Table Mountain Hike with Cable Car Descent

Enjoy a picturesque hike up the fastest route to Table Mountain’s summit. This tour begins in Kirstenbosch Gardens, and takes you through the forest up what is known as Skeleton Gorge. There are a few ladders to climb in the forest, but the hike itself is relatively easy. A general level of fitness is required, however, for this tour to be enjoyable.

What we liked: A scenic hike to the summit, with an easy descent in the cable car.
INCLUDES:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Guided hike

EXCLUDES:
  • Cable car fee
  • Entrance to Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • Lunch and bottled water

Once you’ve reached the highest point on the mountain, you’ll then be free to walk to the cable car. This is the perfect time to fit in abseiling down Table Mountain before you head back to the Gardens.

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hike from Kirstenbosch Gardens up Table Mountain

Private Hiking Tour of Table Mountain

This tour offers you two ways of getting up to the mountain’s summit. You can take a cable car both ways (at your own cost) and then simply enjoy the views and a ready-made picnic lunch. Or, you can rather hike up the mountain, led by a skilled tour guide as they point out natural points of interest. You’ll then have time to explore the summit, abseil off Table Mountain, enjoy your picnic and head down the cable car.

What we liked: Enjoy a guided tour of Table Mountain, as well as a packed lunch before your daring adventure.
INCLUDES:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Picnic lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Knowledgable hiking and nature guide

EXCLUDES:
  • Cable car fee
  • Gratuities

This is great for the entire family, even if they’re not all joining in on your courageous abseiling venture.

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view from atop Table Mountain

9.5Expert Score
You can tick adrenaline-inducing abseiling off your bucket list with this abseiling Table Mountain tour. Try out this extreme sport with the safety of a skilled instructor, and take the chance to enjoy the mesmerizing Table Mountain views while you're there.
Fun
10
Location
10
Value for money
8.5
PROS
  • Enjoy views from the famous Table Mountain
  • All equipment provided
  • Exhilarating
  • 100% safe
CONS
  • Weather dependent
  • You'll have to find your own way up and down the mountain
  • Terrifying if you suffer from extreme vertigo

Specification: Abseiling Table Mountain Prices (Cable Car & Guided Hikes) 2020

Accessible

Not Accessible

Duration

1 hr

Excludes

Cable car ticket, Food and drinks, Gratuity (optional), Souvenior photo (optional), Transport

Includes

All Gear, Professional guide, Safety instruction

Meals & Drinks

No meals provided

Pickup

Not Provided

Suitable For

Adventureous personalities, Healthy persons

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  1. Papunya

    It was the perfect way to experience Table Mountain Jacob and Patrick were completely engaged in the experience from beginning to end offering knowledge and encouragement to all!

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  2. Carolyn R

    This is a great opportunity to climb Table Mountain. Unfortunately, the cable car was closed due to high winds on the day we booked – our guide, Jeremy, did offer to change the date but this was the only opportunity we had to do a hike. We ended up climbing some distance and then hiking along the contour path past the gorge before going a little way further and then descending. While we were happy to climb up and go down by cable car I thought doing both ways would have been a bit much especially as the track is pretty steep involves a little bit of scrambling and uneven paths. Jeremy was a great guide – helpful and informative. He knew the area really well. Highly recommended.

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  3. NDM

    We had the best guide! Jeremy and Danielle were knowledgeable, had great sense of humor and well edcuated regarding the history of SA, the fauna, the trails. They offered us modest challenges in our hike which was tough but well enjoyed.

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