Table Mountain Cable Way (Bus Combo, Hike & Private Tour) 2019

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Table Mountain is one of Cape Town’s most iconic sights in the city as the shape of the mountain dominates the beautiful skyline. Considering the majesty of the mountain, it is no wonder that the cable car, Cape Town, is a top tourist attraction.

Although there are many trails scaling the mountain, the cable car is an easier way to summit (or descend) as the ride boasts breathtaking panoramic views of Cape Town – including Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, Cape Town city centre, and even the West Coast.

Depending on how much budget you have to spend on cable car tickets, there are a variety of options available. Here we explore the top options, namely a combo ticket with the hop-on-hop-off bus, a hike and cable way combo and a private tour. Simply pick the option that best suits your needs.

Know before you book:

  • The cable car is very dependent on the weather and may be cancelled
  • The hike requires a moderate level of fitness
  • The top of the mountain can be chilly in winter, so pack a warm top


  • Summit Cape Town’s most iconic attraction
  • Absorb breathtaking panoramic views on the cable car ride
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of Cape Town’s vegetation

Table Mountain Cable car

Boasting exquisite natural beauty, vibrant culture, and pristine beaches, Cape Town is a top tourist attraction around the world. At the very heart of Cape Town’s natural fame is Table Mountain – arguably one of the most iconic sights in Cape Town.

One of the best parts about enjoying Table Mountain is that there are a variety of ways to experience the landmark. The hop-on-hop-off bus combo is perfect for families, solo travellers and couples alike who want to see the best of Cape Town – including the cable car – at their own pace throughout the day.

If you are an adventure-junkie and moderately fit, then the hike up Skeleton Gorge to the top of Table Mountain is a great experience. The excursion is made complete with a well-deserved cable car descent that highlights the beauty of the city as you sail down the mountain face.

If the bustle of the city bus or the adrenaline of the hike is not for you, there is also the option for a two-day private tour that includes Table Mountain tickets as part of the tour. The tour combines the thrill of Table Mountain cable car with other highlights such as Robben Island, a wine tour and the Cape of Good Hope.

Cable Way Table Mountain Prices 2019

The Table Mountain cable car price varies depending on which experience you choose. The experiences start at approximately USD $41 for the hop-on-hop-off bus combo cable car price and can cost as much as USD $361 for the more exclusive private tour which includes your Table Mountain cable car tickets.


The cable car is only open during daylight hours, and rides are easily cancelled if the weather is too windy or visibility is bad.

01 May – 31 August 2019:
First car up – 08:30 am
Last car up – 5:00 pm
Last car down – 6:00 pm

Best time to go

The cable car can be extremely busy in the morning which is why we recommend that you go during the afternoon when it is quieter (after 1:00 pm). If there is a lot of cloud cover, you won’t see much from the top, so we suggest that you plan your trip well and go on a sunny day. The view from the top is equally beautiful regardless of whether you book in the summer or the winter.

Table Mountain Cable Car Options

Depending on your preference, there are a variety of ways to experience the Table Mountain cable car. If you are on a budget and want to fill your day with as many activities as possible, then the hop-on-hop-off bus combo is your best bet. If you want to take your time to enjoy the beautiful nature while breaking a sweat, then you can choose the five-hour hike with cable car descent. Alternatively, the private tour offers an exclusive and comfortable Table Mountain experience.

Table Mountain and Hop-on-hop-off Bus Combo

This tour is perfect for groups of travellers want to fit the most in their day as possible. It is an affordable option where the Table Mountain ticket price is absorbed in the experience. Available for the duration of one day, the trip bus ticket gives you unlimited access to four different bus routes so that you can enjoy the best that the city has to offer.

The bus offers direct access to the Table Mountain cable way where you can indulge in the breathtaking views as you ascend and descend the mountain. While the bus ticket is only available for the day, the flexibility of the cable way ticket allows you to take advantage of the cable way within 14 ways (in case you run out of time or the weather doesn’t play ball).

In addition to experiencing Table Mountain, one of the most iconic landmarks in Cape Town, the combo also includes a free walking tour of Cape Town city.

What we liked: Great for those who want to fit as much in a day as possible.


  • Cape Town cable car tickets
  • One day hop-on-hop-off ticket available for four routes
  • Commentary in 15 languages
  • Free city walking tour

  • Entrance to other attractions
  • Food and drinks

The Table Mountain and hop-on-hop-off bus tour combo is the ultimate experience for any traveller – group, solo or family – wanting to see as much of Cape Town as they possibly can at an affordable rate.

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hop on hop off bus combo

Table Mountain Hike and Cable Car

Starting off in the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens, his five-hour hike up Table Mountain through Skeleton’s Gorge will take you through the spectacular natural forest to the highest point of the summit before catching the cable car down.

This tour is perfect for those looking for a bit of a challenge and craving an alternative view of Table Mountain as you get up close and personal with nature.

  • Pick-up and drop-off from city centre
  • Guided five-hour hike up Table Mountain

  • Entrance fee into Kirstenbosch Garden
  • Cable car ticket

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Table Mountain Hike

Private Tour of Cape Town

Perfect for travellers who want a little bit more luxury, exclusivity, and guidance, the private tour of Cape Town will lead you on an unforgettable experience of discovery. Travellers can expect trips to Seal Island, Boulders Penguin Colony, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, wine tasting in Constantia, a visit to the Bo-Kaap, a boat cruise to Robben Island, and – of course – the Table Mountain cable car.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Chapman’s Peak drive toll fees
  • Seal Island boat tour ticket
  • Entry ticket to Boulders Penguin Colony
  • Entry ticket to Cape of Good Hope
  • Entry tickets to Robben Island
  • Entry tickets to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Wine tasting at Groot Constantia
  • Table Mountain cable car tickets

  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry to attractions not mentioned
  • Accommodation

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8.7Expert Score
Regardless of your budget, amount of energy or time available in Cape Town, a trip on the Table Mountain cable way is a must! The price you pay is a small amount considering that the experience is invaluable.
Value for Money
  • The best panoramic views of Cape Town
  • Summit one of the seven natural wonders of the world
  • Enjoy the rotating floor of the cable car for a 360° view
  • The experience may be cancelled if the weather is bad
  • Table Mountain can get very crowded

Specification: Table Mountain Cable Way (Bus Combo, Hike & Private Tour) 2019




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Food and drinks

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  1. Sylvie

    Great Tour Excellent. Ruben did an amazing job! Very professional and very generous of his time and explanation. Alain & Sylvie

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  2. Sherry – United States

    Had a clear day for spectacular view but there wasn't enough information beforehand about where the bus goes and how to find the right stops. Although buses are red, there's a blue route and a red route. I'd hoped to see the penguins but that's a separate tour requiring half a day.

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  3. Roslyn – United Kingdom

    Amazing. Our Guide, Xavier went out of his way making it exceptional

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  4. Crystal

    You can purchase Table Mountain cable car tickets from the ticket office or online. Compare Prices and Options – Online ticket lets you jump the queue. Instead of waiting in the ticket office queue, sometimes for hours, hop straight in a gondola and begin your ascent.

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  5. PAUL – United Kingdom

    The bus ride was excellent unfortunately it rained a bit. We chose to use the Table Mountain ticket that morning but the view was no good as the mountain was covered in cloud. It’s a good idea to tell customers the view may be better during an afternoon visit.

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  6. Andre B

    la randonnée était très intéressante avec une charmante guide ,mais le prix demandé par apport aux prestrations est exorbitant et pas justifié

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  7. 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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  8. drdanimadril

    Thankfully our guide encouraged us to hike Loin’s Head instead of rescheduling our Table Mountain hike due to bad weather!! Loin’s Head was amazing. The 360 degree view was gorgeous. If you are scared of heights like I am, you would never make it up Table Mountain. I even had to stop before the top of Loin’s Head. Dasha and my husband did make it to the top. His photos are beautiful. This tour information should warn you about height and climbing difficulty. You need to be in good shape for this one. Packed lunch was good and Dasha was very informative. She even took us to Atlas Spice shop. Quite the spice treasure.

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  9. 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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  10. Uland W

    Great guide. Definitely would recommend this hike. Got to see different parts of the mountain besides the tourist spot.

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  11. Gary K

    Manny, our tour guide, was amazingly informative. The hike was strenuous (all in our party are in excellent shape, working out 5 days a week) so you should consider your fitness level before booking this hike. The hike was very scenic and beautiful and the reward at the top is spectacular. We were very lucky and the weather was very clear and the view was unbelievable. I would highly recommend this hike to anyone interested in taking the difficult path to the top.

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  12. Matt

    Need to be in pretty good shape to make it to the top. We made it in about an 1 hour 45 minutes. Unfortunately, was cloudy and windy at the top and could not see a thing. It was like being on another planet!!! Took the Gondola down. Overall still highly recommend despite our bad luck with the views.

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  13. Dan

    Amazing hike, views, and an incredible guide!

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  14. Diana H

    From Table Montain, you have a very nice view of Cape Town. Unfortunately, we were not informed that the hike is very hard, and that there was a limited amount of time to hike up and down we arrived around 10h and had to be back at 15h. Traveling guides however indicate that it take three hours to go up, so six hours in total for people without much experience with hiking.

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  15. Graeme L

    We spent just under 3 hours climbing, amazing, this can be done with or without a guide, we choose to do it with a guide and were very happy we did, this was money well spent and for us one of the many highlights of Cape Town, a must do. Graeme and Penny

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  16. Richard – United Kingdom

    Exceeded expectations

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  17. a GetYourGuide customer – Poland

    Amazing adventure I cannot express my gratitude to Tyler – our tour guide – thanks to him, we have seen so many things within one day. All was perfectly organised – starting from the Table Mountain, visit to the Penguin Colony and Cape Point. It's a long day but it is worth every minute. We were lucky with the weather, nice group of people and of course the tour guide. The route to Cape Point was majestic – landscape and nature – words cannot describe it. Definitely must-do for everybody visiting Cape Town.

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  18. Simone – Malta

    Exceptional day! Armand our guide was very pleasant and a professional. We had a great day out with him, visiting Cape Point, Boulder Beach and its penquin colony, lunch at Simon Town and Table Mountain. We saw beautiful vistas and Armand pointed out some beautiful spots including Camp Bay. Highly recommended

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  19. Songül – Germany

    PERFECT!!!!! Very frendly !!!!!

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  20. Oliver – Germany

    Perfect day – Thanks, Jean-Luc! We spent a great day at the Cape and Boulders Beach. Our guide Jean-Luc made us all the waiting lines, was extremly knowledgeable about the area and took very good care of us.

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  21. Daniel – Spain

    Awesome It is the best way to visit and enjoy Table Mountain.m! Forget picking the cable canine and enjoy a bit of excercise 🙂

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  22. Robin – United States

    A walk in the park Excellent day with individual guiding in the Table Mountain National Park. Matt, Sephiwe and Kirsty the driver combined to give a comprehensive day in a totally new natural environment for me.

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  23. Deal Hunter

    Such a great day out. Very glad we got a ticket online, the queues were crazy

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  24. Ahmad – Lebanon

    Our tour guide super was super 🙂

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  25. Nganesan J

    Amazing tour to table mountain. We had awesome time at table mountain. Lucky we bought this package as we no need to line up so long to buy ticket. The food at the top restraurant was very yummy and delicious. The animals and flowers was lovely. A bit of walking.

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  26. aakashahujajr

    Good tour, informative and pleasant guide… table mountain has gorgeous views..highly recommended

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  27. Ronald W

    The best part of the holiday, excellent

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  28. gemmab6

    Fantastic tour, left table mountain until last, the tour guide was waiting for the clouds to clear! Perfect, also meant we could spend as much time as we wanted on the mountain as lo as we made our own way back to the hotel! Awesome way of doing it! Great introduction to the city as well.

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  29. Kari – Australia

    Great morning out with Lauren! Loved every second of it 🙂

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  30. Fabio – Waiblingen, Germany

    Immer alles positiv nehmen! Leider war es stark windig an dem Tag, deshalb mussten wir eine etwas andere Route laufen. Die Seilbahn konnten wir daher auch nicht nutzen. Aber das hat uns nicht gestört. Sind dadurch den Berg hoch UND wieder runter gelaufen. Hat richtig Spaß gemacht und wir haben durch die Routenänderung sehr schöne Aussichtsplätze gehabt.

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  31. Holly – United Kingdom

    Unbelievable experience and a fantastic guide Fantastic experience, amazing views, great route for hike and our guide was fantastic very knowledgeable of Cape Town, local culture and history!

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  32. Una – Lucan, Ireland

    Amazing, 13km up to 1,067m in 4.5hrs, supported by a fabulous guide. I ended up with a personal guide up Table Mountain, over pipe pass, up & down three gorges and up to the summit. Lynette was brilliant, she set a good pace which I quickly fell into, we chatted easily the whole way up & down. I had a wonderful morning & still feel pretty smug to walk 13km up to 1,067m! Not bad I think. I can highly recommend Lynette.

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